An Underrated Skill in Life

Life demands we learn vital skills. Perhaps one of the more underrated talents, is the art of the insult. No, seriously. Think about it. Sure we’re taught the importance of being polite and considerate, but some people have it coming. If you’re going to be Karma’s delivery boy, you might as well do it right.

With that in mind, remember that some insults truly are timeless, which is why you can’t go wrong by studying how William Shakespeare not only buried the knife but added the delightful twist that says, “You’ve been served.”

Here’s a fun article that shows off five of the “Bard Dude’s” best zingers:

“William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday: The five best insults ever dished out by the Bard”

Personally, I think the insults from The Comedy of Errors and Titus are my favorites out of the five listed.


About Bill Blume

Bill Blume discovered his love for the written word while in high school and has been writing ever since. His latest book Gidion's Blood is being released on August 11th by Diversion Books. His short stories have been in many fantasy anthologies and various ezines. Just like the father figure in his first novel, Bill works as a 911 dispatcher for Henrico County Police and has done so for more than a decade. He also served as the 2013 chair for James River Writers in Richmond, which produces one of the nation’s best annual conferences for educating and connecting writers.
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