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The first word spoken on the moon was "okay". (Or not - see comments). Seoul, the South Korean capital, just means "the ca...

Great Insults to put on Facebook

Inspired by the recent "greedy scoundrel" insult handed out by an Indonesian student to his marching band mentor (which earned him a six month suspended sentence) Here's a list of wittier insults that I hope will inspire him.

"I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here."
- Stephen Bishop

"He is a self-made man and worships his creator."
- John Bright

"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend...if you have one." George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill:
"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second...if there is one." Churchill's reply to Shaw:

"If you were my husband I'd give you poison." Lady Astor to Winston Churchill:
"If you were my wife, I'd drink it." Churchill's reply to Lady Astor.

"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."
- Winston Churchill

"A modest little person, with much to be modest about."
- Winston Churchill

"I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial."
- Irvin S. Cobb

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."
- Clarence Darrow

"He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others."
- Samuel Johnson

"He had delusions of adequacy."
- Walter Kerr

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it."
- Moses Hadas

"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... For support rather than illumination."
- Andrew Lang (18 44-1912)

"There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure."
- Jack E. Leonard

"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know."
- Abraham Lincoln

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it."
- Groucho Marx

"They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge."
- Thomas Brackett Reed

"In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily."
- Charles, Count Talleyrand

"He loves nature in spite of what it did to him."
- Forrest Tucker

"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it."
- Mark Twain

"Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?"
- Mark Twain

"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork."
- Mae West

"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends."
- Oscar Wilde

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."
- Oscar Wilde

"He has Van Gogh's ear for music."
- Billy Wilder