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?