This entertaining insult generator takes inspiration from the English language's greatest wordsmith, collecting hundreds of the bards most powerfully insulting words in a fun, flip book format. Just add 'thou' before any of the 157,464 different insult combinations and you'll be ready to set dullards and miscreants in their place. From 'apish bald-pated abomination' to 'cuckoldly dull-brained blockhead' to 'obscene rump-fed hornbeast,' each insult can be chosen at random or customised to fit any situation in which a literary smack down is needed. Featuring an informative introduction on Shakespearean wit and notes on which terms are nonce words (words Shakespeare only used once in all of his writings) and terms that were likely coined by Shakespeare himself, this collection is sure to sharpen the tongue and wit of any student of the bard or insult aficionado.
About the Author
Barry Kraft has been a professional actor for four and a half decades, has specialised in Shakespearean roles, having performed in all 38 plays. He has acted more than 100 different roles in 86 full productions throughout the western United States, including 20 seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Barry has lectured extensively at major universities and theatre companies.
"Let's face it. If you spend enough time on the Internet, someone's going to purposely insult you, probably in boring old four-letter fashion. If you're a big enough person, you can close the browser, chat, or email window and turn the other cheek. Or you can break out the spiral bound Shakespeare Insult Generator and mix and match the bard's words to your nefarious purposes. Each page is broken into three flippable cards for over 150,000 combinations of high-brow contempt. On the back of each card is a translation, so you can know exactly what taunt you've tossed. What are you waiting for, you beslubbering, leptus-leering costermonger? " - Geek Dad
Number Of Pages: 118
Published: 1st April 2014
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 16.1 x 13.0 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1