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We can't always fling expletives at people, no matter how much we want to.

2. Yeah, that means you're stupid.

"As an outsider, what is your perspective on intelligence?"

2. Yeah, that means you're stupid.
5. This sounds like something Snape would say

There was this incredibly snotty kid I went to high school with. He was bright, but not exceptionally bright. His parents were wealthy and he was good enough to qualify for AP classes so he felt special. He couldn't help but let everyone else know how special he was... Our AP history teacher told him that he would "see how painfully average" he was when he got to college. It was great.

5. This sounds like something Snape would say
8. Completely unimportant.

You are the human equivalent of a participation award.

8. Completely unimportant.
11. From the mouth of babes

When my friend and I were about 5 years old, I was being a twat and sitting at the top of the slide just so he couldn't use it. In a fit of unbridled fury he screamed, "YOU SLIMY SALAMANDER!"

Both our moms were watching from the porch and were applauding at such a moving performance. Neither of remember it happening, but we call each other slimy salamanders from time to time.

11. From the mouth of babes
14. That's just mean

I hope that both sides of your pillow are warm when you go to bed tonight.

14. That's just mean
17. No, you!

It only really works if somebody else starts it, but my personal favorite is "No you"

No matter what they throw at you, you always have something to say.

"You're probably 12 kid stfu" "No u"

I mostly use it in game chat, and one time I got someone so frustrated that they could not top me that they rage quit.

17. No, you!
20. Good Ol' Winston

Paraphrasing Churchill: "I see that you're are a modest man, with much to be modest about."

20. Good Ol' Winston
23. Sounds like a fun work environment

I think the best I've ever heard an absolutely vile co-worker being described as a person that can start an argument with an empty room. Using it ever since

23. Sounds like a fun work environment
Insults Are An Art

Admit it, there are times you really want to just look someone in the eye and let loose a string of expletives that would make a sailor blush. Unfortunately, that's not always possible. That doesn't mean you can't let a person know exactly how little you think of them. Reddit got together to answer a hugely important question:

What's your best non-swearing insult?

Insults Are An Art
3. Let's Get Shakespearean

My favorite Shakespearean insult is - "Could you ask your mother to stop barking? It is keeping me awake."

Honourable mentions include "would you were clean enough to spit upon!"; "Come out you sheep lovers!"; "If you spend word for word with me, i shall make your wit bankrupt."; "Thou hath not so much brain, as ear wax."; "Thou wilt fall backwards when thou hast more wit"

And finally, "Come thou tedious fool. To the purpose."

3. Let's Get Shakespearean
6. An insult or a compliment, you decide. Literally.

One that stuck in my head from a similar thread years ago. I think it was posted by somebody in the food service industry who had to be pleasant with someone who was clearly being a d*ck. "I hope your day is as pleasant as you are"

6. An insult or a compliment, you decide. Literally.
9. Translation: You suck.

You haven't been yourself lately. We've all noticed the improvement.

9. Translation: You suck.
12. We call this one "The Mother In Law"

Any compliment followed by a short pause, and then "for once".

Example: you look really nice today... for once.

Very versatile, roller-coaster of emotions.

12. We call this one
15. Ew.

The best part of you dripped down your mother's leg.

15. Ew.
18. This must have been epic to witness

This girl I knew once turned to this other person we knew and went:

"Hello, hello! That was 2 hellos, one for each of your faces"

18. This must have been epic to witness
21. Historical harshness

You're about as useful as Anne Frank's drum set.

21. Historical harshness
24. Be a better neighbor

My favorite is always "You're not living up to the person Mr. Rogers knew you could be." When you bust that out, usually people have to seriously consider it.

24. Be a better neighbor
1. The classy shutdown

Thank you for your input. (Then change the subject.)

1. The classy shutdown
4. The lyrical burn

Adapted from Bob Dylan's "Positively 4th Street",

I wish that for a moment you could stand in my shoes, then you'd know what a drag it is to see you

4. The lyrical burn
7. Wait... ouch

You're impossible to underestimate.

7. Wait... ouch
10. Ahh, insults borne of the internet age

My wife's coworker was called "you stock photo" once, and it's been my favorite ever since

10. Ahh, insults borne of the internet age
13. This 2 for 1 insult is savage

Your grades say marry rich, but your face says study harder.

13. This 2 for 1 insult is savage
16. This hard hitter

I don't know why you're playing hard to get when you're so hard to want.

16. This hard hitter
19. What an explosive slight

"If your intelligence was dynamite, you wouldn't have enough to blow your nose." -Friends Dad

19. What an explosive slight
22. Truth hurts

Used when someone is having an emotional flip out:

I am unimpressed by your inability to control your emotions.The short comings of your upbringing is not my problem. Go do something more productive, get some self control and come back when you are ready to act like a self respecting adult.

22. Truth hurts
25. The singular worst insult we've ever heard

Just call them Caillou

H/T: Reddit

25. The singular worst insult we've ever heard
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