Jeanne Owens, author

Blog about author Jeanne Owens and her writing

More Shakespearean Insults

2 Comments

Nicholas C. Rossis

Shakespeare Globe Theater | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books
Shakespeare’s Globe is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, originally built in 1599

From the story of how Shakespeare died a nobody, then got famous by accident to a Shakespearean insults infographic, the Bard keeps fascinating me. Having died 400 years ago last week, as The Independent reminds us, the great William Shakespeare was quite creative when it came to insults.

“I was seeking for a fool when I found you,” says Jacques in Act 3 of As You Like It, and that’s probably the tamest of the Bard’s barbs. Here are some more for your enjoyment!

1. “Scurvy politician”

In King Lear, Act 4, scene 6, we find this gem:“Get thee glass eyes, and like a scurvy politician seem to see the things thou dost.”

Shakespeare’s scurvy means “contemptible” or “despicable”, while he used politician to mean a crooked plotter or schemer who, in this quote from King…

View original post 564 more words

Author: jowensauthor

I'm a geeky, animal/cat-loving author of Fantasy and YA Fiction. I'm a supporter of animal charities such as the WWF. I'm also a fan of anime and sci-fi/fantasy. I'm an avid reader as well, and enjoy mainly reading fantasies, mysteries, and books about animals. I have a B.A. in History with a minor in English. I also dabble in making jewelry, reading tarot, and am interested in the paranormal. You can find out more about me and my various books and writings at my website: http://jeanneowens.weebly.com. You can also find me on Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

2 thoughts on “More Shakespearean Insults

  1. Falstaff has the best insults 😀
    Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s