I remember hearing Kipling's Jungle Stories as a grade-schooler & being struck by the colorful insults ('warty toad of a mud-puddle' [epithet directed at stubborn elephant] comes to mind). Here is a nice bunch published recently in Salon. (Spoiler alert: some of these are really gross)
I'm surprised they left out common Spanish ones. There was even a movie using one: "¡Y to mama tambien!" And you're a Spanish teacher, so you must know a bunch of them.
Well, that Yiddish insult is lame - and Yiddish is great at insults! Here are some.
I always thought alter cocker related to a sex change.
I didn't see any insults from my forebears, the Norsemen, so I found this. My great-great-great-grandfather Sven the Yellow was an indomitable Viking. Years of battle wounds to head caused him in his later years to attempt to pape and rillage, which was not the accepted style. He met his fate when he sat on a battleaxe in trying to remove a pesky hemmorrhoid, which in every respect is a bad end.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Proofreader,
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