WHEN INSULTS HAD CLASS

The ones which make especially great sense to  rw Tennessean .


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.” ·

 “I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.” Clarence Darrow

“He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.” – William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).

“I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.” – Mark Twain ·

“He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends..” – Oscar Wilde ·

“I feel so miserable without you; it’s almost like having you here.” – Stephen Bishop ·

“He is a self-made man and worships his creator.” – John Bright

“He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others.” – Samuel Johnson ·

“He loves nature in spite of what it did to him.” – Forrest Tucker ·

“Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?” –Mark Twain ·

“His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.” – Mae West ·

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde

“He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts… for support rather than illumination.” – Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

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