Tuesday, May 22, 2007

3 A.M. Poll: Your favorite Shakespearean insult

I thought I'd take a stab and a little marketing research and ask the two or three readers here for a some polling data.

Hopefully I'll make this a regular thing. Hell, it might even be fun.

We're going to get this started with today's question: What is your favorite Shakespearean insult?

If it's not on this list, choose the last option and add your favorite as a comment.

Got an idea for a future poll question? Email it to me and I'll post it next week. And remember, it's all in good fun.

P.S. -- The entries for today's poll were all taken from actual Shakespearean plays. Anyone care to take a stab at naming them?

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  1. Samp. Nay, as they dare. I will bite my thumb at them; which is

    disgrace to them, if they bear it.

    Abr. Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?

    Samp. I do bite my thumb, sir.

    Abr. Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?

    Samp. [aside to Gregory] Is the law of our side if I say ay?

    Greg. [aside to Sampson] No.

    Samp. No, sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, sir; but I bite my

    thumb, sir.

  2. Call me stupid but, I don't even understand those options.

    I prefer the classic and always fitting "Go fuck yourself"

    You can't go wrong with that one

  3. I'm rather fond of the "whoreson" reference.

    I think I can work that into my vocabulary during my daily, rage-filled commute.

  4. Nice quiz.

    It so happens that Hank over at A Lake County Point of View has this quiz up (which you and the Supermodel Wife might take some personal interest in) as an integral part of this post--a long, long post, as many of Hank's are, but for sheer fun and intellectual exuberance should not be missed.

  5. I gotta go with:

    "get thee to a nunnery"

    From Hamlet

    I thought it meant "Go to a convent"

    but it really means:

    "Take yo ass to a brothel"

    Good stuff.


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