great historical insults and slang

October 7th, 2006


Great insults from the past reveal conclusive proof: American culture is getting dumber by the very second. Additional proof: our slang a century ago didn’t make anyone sound like an idiot while using it.

Personally speaking, it’s amazing how much 1920’s lingo I use today. I think it’s the bee’s knees.

~jeff

8 Responses to “great historical insults and slang”

  1. Alan says:

    I linke that link to 20’s slang – it IS amazing how many of them persist today

  2. Alan says:

    Oops, that should have read, ‘I like…’

  3. Joshua says:

    Comparing the best of Mark Twain and Winston Churchill, history’s greatest insulters, to Paris Hilton, history’s greatest dumb nobody, at her worst is really not fair. And the “izzle” thing is pretty similar to Pig Latin, which dates back at least to our grandparents’ childhood. Plus, don’t forget the Three Stooges, which are pretty much indistiguishable from, say, Soul Plane.

  4. MAX WATSON says:

    the bee’s knees and the cat’s pyjamas

  5. cauley says:

    I thought Soul Plane WAS a Three Stooges movie. Huh.

  6. MAX WATSON says:

    “it’s your wally grout”(your turn to buy the beers)

    “I just had a great optic nerve”(admiring the opposite sex)

    “three cans full”(a pull)

    “bangs like the dunny door”(a whore)

  7. yourmom says:

    wow you are extremely gay go do a chicken

    meaning;wow you are extremely gay go do a chicken

  8. Joshua says:

    Mom? I didn’t know you read L-Dopa!