Sadly, we don’t do insults any more in the high style of our Revolutionary forebears.
Time was when an insult went deep because the language was compelling, thoughtfully articulate and precisely erudite.
No F-bombs, no mindless political catch-phrases, no wearily crude sexual innuendos….
For instance, try this one for size:
“You vile, beslobbering rapscallion!”
Now that’s an all-in, I-dare-you-to-draw-your-pistol kind of insult, like as not your ancestor who marched with Washington against the British could have smacked down any lobster-back grenadier on any battlefield with this kind of bold talk and a trusty musket to back up the palaver….
Try it in the privacy of your own home.
When you feel comfortable, go ahead and use it at the office or at a party, see how it works out for you.