A quick jab to the ego
"Thou crusty batch of nature!"
From Troilus and Cressida
The lengthy, eloquent synonym for “idiot”
"Why, thou clay brained guts, thou knotty pated fool, thou whoreson obscene greasy tallow catch!"
From Henry IV, Part 1
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For the grump in your life
"The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes."
The most epic way to call out liars
"Heaven truly knows that thou art false as hell."
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The Shakespearean “your mom” joke
"Villain, I have done thy mother."
From Titus Andronicus
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Married ladies, you know you're thinking it
"Men from children nothing differ."
From Much Ado About Nothing
I can see clearly—now that you're gone
"Out of my sight! Thou dost infect my eyes."
From Richard III
When you’re fed up with the world
"Sweep on, you fat and greasy citizens!"
From As You Like It
For dramatic effect, throw up your hands and shout:
"A foul and pestilent congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is man!"
Imma let you finish, but…
"Thou art a boil, a plague sore, an embossed carbuncle in my corrupted blood."
From King Lear