Thursday, September 25, 2014

Rapscallion and Other Useful Insults



Even though it is Shakespearean, I fully embrace the concept...as should we all, I say!

I was amazed at the number of fantastic insults I learn during my research for my Victorian Steampunk novel.  I mean...surely we should bring these back into use!

Quackery (of course)
Balderdash
Cad
Bounder


Mental Floss has a list of 56 Victorian Slang Terms we should seriously consider bringing back.

So as you head into the weekend...

Throw on some gaspipes and paste on your giggle mug. Its going to be nanty narking!

Have a lovely weekend, my lovelies!

by +Raquel Byrnes

5 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think we should bring them back! Although we'd have to learn faster deliver of some of those.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Great idea. Insults would almost sound polite.

Sarah Allen said...

Ha! Love it! Shakespearean insults are the best :)

Sarah Allen
(Writing Blog)

Clarissa Draper said...

Awesome! I started subscribing to the show too.

Raquel Byrnes said...

Alex - Yes a snappy comeback is always a great took in any writer's arsenal.

Susan - Almost too polite to retort is the hope. :)

Sarah A - I think they're hilarious.

Clarissa - Its one of my favorite new finds.