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INSULTS: Some examples of the most literary put-downs

When insults had class

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Irish playwright Oscar Wilde is famous for his insults; but there are others equally witty. Photograph taken of Wilde in 1882 by Napoleon Sarony 

These glorious insults are from an era before the English language became boiled down to 4-letter words.


A member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease."·

"That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."·

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Beer & Stupidity

Beer contains female hormones!
Yes, that's right, FEMALE hormones!

 
Last month, Montreal University and scientists released the results of a recent analysis that revealed the presence of female hormones in beer. Men should take a concerned look at their beer consumption.

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Pope's Reasons For Resignation Revealed

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Real reasons for Pope leaving given out 

Speculation has been rife since Pope Benedict XVI revealed recently that he was going to resign, the first pontiff to do so in more than 600 years.

Various theories have been put forward.

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Humor: Some of the best responses

A good response shows a sharp brain; and can be exceedingly funny

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Americans can seem brash at times, however, a comeback response especially if in the mould of Oscar Wilde, is always good to read or hear

The ones below are the sort that leave you feeling "I wish I'd thought of that". 

The Cop Who Eats Lawyers

If you ever testify in court, you might wish you could have been as sharp as this policeman.  

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Square Testicles & The Lone Ranger

An elderly woman walked into the Royal Bank of Canada one morning with a purse full of money. She wanted to open a savings account and insisted on talking to the president of the Bank because, she said, she had a lot of money.

After many lengthy discussions (after all, the client is...Read On)

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Ryanair's Boss O'Leary Goes For A Drink

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A Guinness for Michael O'Leary. Photo Credits: Lamos - ilovemyirishculture.com & KG Gucwa 

Arriving in a hotel in Dublin, Michael O'Leary, CEO of Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, went to the bar and asked for a pint of draught Guinness....

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