I hope you all watch the fantastic show Better Off Ted, which features some very funny nerd and science humor, mostly courtesy of the lab techs. A recent episode revolved around the idea that a misspelled memo resulted in the entire company insulting one another at every opportunity. Here’s a behind-the-scenes video showing outtakes, of which apparently there were plenty since the actors were ad-libbing:
Here’s the formula the tech explains:
most marked physical feature + compare genitalia (male, female, or animal) + suffix with tard, gobbler, fucker, sucker, diddler, slurper, gurgler, queefer, puffer, knuckler, nuzzler, jacker, groper, tit-twister, and felcher
I have my own formula to fall back on when I don’t have an insult at hand. It’s much simpler:
expletive + rodent (or similar small mammal)
This results in insults like fuck rat, shit weasel, or cunt marmot.
What’s your favorite insult? Do you have a formula to help boost your vocabulary?
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