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Internet backlash! I know what I'll do! When I want to use a curse or a forbidden word, I will substitute the word "bunny." Nah, that won't work. All the Easter bunny followers will have my head. Even though guess what... the Easter bunny is NOT REAL. And neither is Santa, nor the tooth fairy, nor the Hanukkah man! OK OK, I digress...
Well I have the perfect solution for America. Our insults are so boring and predictable these days. We hear them on TV and the Internet all the time. "Lying Ted, Little Marco" (Shut up Donald!) People need to try something different. I think we should go back to old "timey" insults, the ones from the 50s and even earlier. You know, the ones the chanteuse Peggy Lee sung about in the song "He's a Tramp" from the 1955 Disney movie, Lady and the Tramp? In the song, she sings of her love who is a tramp, a scoundrel, a rounder, a cad, etc. I LOVE those insults. When I lob one towards my unsuspecting punk friend, it makes me feel like I am standing on a street corner, in an overcoat, suit and hat, leaning up against a lamp post, smoking a Lucky Strike. I call him a rogue and then flick my cigarette at him all menacingly.... He looks at me and says "Huh?" LOL
So onto the list. It's a pretty comprehensive one. I did about a couple week's research on it. For simplicity's sake, I am lumping insults together if they mean the same thing. There is no particular order. I think you'll laugh reading some of these. So when you are going to "clapperclaw" someone, instead of calling him a sh#thead, try "good-for-nothing lowlife rat fink bastard" and see what reaction you get. It actually might defuse the shenanigans. If you try it on me, remember, this ain't my first rodeo. I'll know what you are saying.
Clapperclaw (verb): to revile, verbally abuse, or scold
Huckster, hustler, snake oil salesman: a seller of a product of questionable worth or value
Shyster: a person, especially a lawyer, who uses unscrupulous, fraudulent or deceptive methods in business
Rapscallion, rascal: a mischievous or cheeky person
Rounder: a habitual criminal or disreputable person
Bounder, hound, heel, reprobate, varlet: a dishonorable man
Weasel, snake, snake-in-the-grass: a deceitful or treacherous person
Scoundrel, black guard, knave, rogue, varlet, rat fink: a dishonest or unscrupulous man
Cad: a man who behaves dishonestly, especially towards women
Villain, rogue, thug, miscreant, wiseguy: criminal
Nogoodnik: petty criminal
Rabble rouser: a person who speaks with the intention of inflaming emotions of a crowd of people, typically for political reasons
Ruffian: a violent person, especially one involved in crime
Whoreson, bastard: an unpleasant or greatly disliked person
Tramp (male): a vagrant, a beggar, a hobo, a homeless person
Rover: someone who wanders, roves, akin to hobo or tramp http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rover
Tramp (female), hussy, trollop, tart, harlot, wanton, strumpet: a slut, a moral or impudent girl
Lot lizard, gutter hoe, street walker, doxy, strumpet, trull, hustler: a prostitute https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution#Street
Cocotte: a fashionable prostitute www.encyclopedia.com
Nincompoop, dope, ignoramus: a foolish or stupid person
Scallywag, scalawag, scamp, rascal, imp, varlot (Shakespeare): a person, especially a child, who is mischievous and causes trouble
Lastly, here is one of my all time favorite insults from the great cartoon god, Bugs Bunny:
Maroon: specifically a term of derision often uttered by Bugs Bunny when referring to an interaction with a dopey adversary. It is a mispronunciation of the word "Moron" http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.phpterm=maroon&page=2
***Blogger's note: Unless otherwise noted, all definitions where found at the Oxford Dictionary online website when researching for this blog! http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/
Both images are from Pinterest.com.
In addition, if you find any of these words insulting, my deepest apologies. Just substitute the word "bunny" ... with no disrespect to Bugs Bunny of course. He's the bomb.