And Now for Something Completely Different

Posted 3 June, 2015 by C.J. Burright in Discussion / 4 Comments

Well, today was supposed to highlight The Originals, but GIHS was squeezed out. Rude, I know. So I’m swinging by the seat of my pants today with something completely different.


A little background for you:  I inherited from my father a penchant for teasing. That’s a dead-sure sign you’re “in” with me–I’ll tease you. Pranks are up another notch, but we won’t go there today. :) My sister and I shared a room growing up, and we’d lay awake at night thinking up insults, inspired by the Piers Anthony books we happened to be reading at the time. Gah. Love Piers Anthony’s Xanth and Apprentice Adept series. If you’re ever in need of some silly insults, check them out.






Later on, though, I discovered Shakespeare, the Master of Insults. I’m convinced he had the enviable ability to mock people without them even realizing it. My hero.


Which leads me to today’s highlight. On Spring Break, Hubster and I went to a little coastal town for a couple of days just to get away. One of the best things about small tourist towns (besides the fresh seafood restaurants) are the unique shops. Am I right? I had to put my resistance leash on, but I did find one treasure I could NOT live without.


Is it not amazing? Any time I need a chuckle or some quick insult inspiration, it’s a mere flip-flip-flip away.



So, from now on, I’ll share my weekly Shakespearean insult with you in my posts. Feel free to use them as much as you please, whenever you please, on any speenly, swag-bellied miscreant in need of an old-fashioned verbal smackdown.

Are you a teaser too? Have any insults you want to add to my collection? Have a favorite Shakespeare insult?




C.J. Burright

About C.J. Burright

Hey, I'm C.J. and I write stuff. Mostly fantasy and paranormal romance with a sprinkling of urban fantasy. Supernatural's my thing (the TV show too) and if you wanna go all Medieval I'm totally there, especially if there's a weapon involved. But I like guns too. I'm okay with violence, especially if it's deserved. And I'll choose the anti-hero every time.


4 Responses to “And Now for Something Completely Different”

  1. Oh my gosh, I love the Shakespeare insults. I wish I had something clever to add but I did find this on my Google search: “You have the perfect face for make-up.”

    Thanks for the fun post. You’re pretty good at this improvising stuff. You should try writing something some time. (Ha!) I only said that in keeping with the spirit of this post.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  2. That’s a pretty good one…although it definitely lacks the Shakesperean flavor, if you will. Thou hast the perfect visage for a mask. Ha! See I can write stuff sometimes. :)

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