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11th Aug '17 9:23:17 AM Discar
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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': A character mentions that goblin curses can take a good half-hour to say properly.
* ''Literature/{{Domina}}'': Pops up on occasion. Several {{Catch Phrase}}s are implied to be shortened versions of a flowery insult. For example, a common demon curse is "Nine Hells." At one point Seena swears "by all Nine Hells and the Black Gates that guard them."
19th Jul '17 4:09:03 PM sbrevolver15
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4th Jul '17 3:54:56 PM EDP
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12451409/1/The-Hero-Melromarc-Needs-and-Deserves The Hero Melromarc Needs and Deserves]]'', [[Manga/SaintSeiya Deathmask]]'s insult-to-go is "Child of the Everpregnant Mother", referring to the Italian saying "The mother of idiots is always pregnant".
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11th Jun '17 11:36:17 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven had a good one when one of his patrons, a Prince, complained about his work: "Prince, what you are is merely by accident of birth."

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* Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven Music/LudwigVanBeethoven had a good one when one of his patrons, a Prince, complained about his work: "Prince, what you are is merely by accident of birth."
24th Apr '17 9:26:06 AM snichols1973
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** Kent (disguised as Caius) delivers one to Oswald in Theater/KingLear:
-->'''Kent''': Fellow, I know thee.
-->'''Oswald''': What dost thou know me for?
-->'''Kent''': A knave, a rascal, an eater of broken meats; a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a [[DirtyCoward lily-livered,]] [[ArmyOfLawyers action-taking knave;]] a whoreson, [[{{Narcissist}} glass-gazing,]] superserviceable, finical rogue; one-trunk inheriting slave, one that wouldst be a bawd in the way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pander, and [[BastardBastard the son and heir of a mongrel bitch;]] one whom I will beat into clamorous whining if thou deniest the least syllable of thy addition.
16th Apr '17 2:15:14 PM PrivateerMan
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-->'''Soldier:''' (''dominating a Demoman'') Scotland is ''not'' a real country! ''You'' are an Englishman with a dress!\\

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-->'''Soldier:''' (''dominating a Demoman'') Scotland is ''not'' a real country! ''You'' are an Englishman Medic'') I'm gonna mail my boot to the Kaiser with a dress!\\your ass around it!\\



'''Scout:''' (''dominating a Heavy'') I am ''owning'' you, ya fat bald bastard!\\

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'''Scout:''' (''dominating a Heavy'') I am ''owning'' you, ya fat bald bastard!\\Nice hustle, tons-of-fun! Next time, eat a salad!\\



'''Spy:''' (''dominating an enemy Spy'') Go to Hell, and take your cheap suit with you!

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'''Spy:''' (''dominating an enemy Spy'') Go to Hell, a Demoman'') Here's a list of things I have that you don't: a [[DrunkenMaster functioning liver]], [[EyepatchOfPower depth perception]], and take your cheap suit with you! a '''pulse'''!
17th Mar '17 5:17:05 PM ThePest179
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* UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill sadly never said of UsefulNotes/ClementAttlee: "An empty taxi pulled up and the Prime Minister got out", as he thought very highly of Attlee, but Churchill was the source of many other flowery insults.

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* UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill [[BeamMeUpScotty sadly never said of of]] UsefulNotes/ClementAttlee: "An empty taxi pulled up and the Prime Minister got out", as he thought very highly of Attlee, but Churchill was the source of many other flowery insults.
28th Feb '17 3:24:01 PM karstovich2
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* Vice President Spiro Agnew was often a master of this, calling his opponents things like "an effete corps of impudent snobs", and "hopeless, hysterical, hypochondriacs of history".

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* Vice President Spiro Agnew was often a master of this, calling his opponents things like "an effete corps of impudent snobs", and "hopeless, hysterical, hypochondriacs of history".history", and most famously "nattering nabobs of negativism." Interestingly, though Agnew did tend towards the flowery in his insults, the ones everyone remembers were really the product of his speechwriter, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Safire William Safire]], who was later hired by ''The New York Times'' to provide conservative commentary on weekdays and the snarky GrammarNazi column "On Language" on Sundays.
28th Feb '17 3:15:41 PM karstovich2
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-->'''Levy:''' Mr. Bunker, I can only answer that insult with [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage an old Jewish expression: ''Tzun a leben in a hoyz mit a toyznt tsimers un zolt hobn a boykhveytik in yeder tsimer.]]'' ("May you live in a house with a thousand rooms, and get a stomachache in each room.")\\

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-->'''Levy:''' Mr. Bunker, I can only answer that insult with [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage an old Jewish expression: expression]]: ''Tzun a leben in a hoyz mit a toyznt tsimers un zolt hobn a boykhveytik in yeder tsimer.]]'' '' ("May you live in a house with a thousand rooms, and get a stomachache in each room.")\\
28th Feb '17 3:14:27 PM karstovich2
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''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' Brings us this in the form of the eponymous "Uncle Simon". He is an aging uncle being cared for by his young niece Barbra. Over the course of the episode, he calls her many things including a "Bovine Crab" a "Peanut-Headed sample of nature's carelessness" and an "Ugly Harpie." Some of these insults are delivered posthumously by the [[HiddenDepths robot he created]] to act as his replica and effectively trap Barbra into caring for someone just like him for the rest of her life. If she does not take care of the robot she loses every penny of her inheritance.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' Brings us this in the form of the eponymous "Uncle Simon". He is an aging uncle being cared for by his young niece Barbra. Over the course of the episode, he calls her many things including a "Bovine Crab" a "Peanut-Headed sample of nature's carelessness" and an "Ugly Harpie." Some of these insults are delivered posthumously by the [[HiddenDepths robot he created]] to act as his replica and effectively trap Barbra into caring for someone just like him for the rest of her life. If she does not take care of the robot she loses every penny of her inheritance.
* In the ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' episode "The Man in the Street", Archie makes an anti-Semitic remark to Levy, an Orthodox Jewish TV repairman who can't immediately fix his set because it's almost sundown on Friday.
-->'''Levy:''' Mr. Bunker, I can only answer that insult with [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage an old Jewish expression: ''Tzun a leben in a hoyz mit a toyznt tsimers un zolt hobn a boykhveytik in yeder tsimer.]]'' ("May you live in a house with a thousand rooms, and get a stomachache in each room.")\\
'''Archie:''' What the hell does that mean?\\
'''Levy:''' You'll never know, but believe me, I got even.
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