To be fair, a good duel now and then would cut down on sarcastic comments in meetings.
And sarcastic coworkers.
I'm not totally sure what an elfskin is, or a dried neat's tongue, or a rampallion, but I know exactly what a filthy bung is, and I'd still be insulted (and angrily confused) if you called me any of those other names. New York-based Englishwoman, comedian, and BBC America personality Siobhan Thompson shows us a world where Shakespeare's insults are still in popular usage today. It's a fun world, a more verbose world. It's not really a classier world. In fact, it's kind of a filthy bung of a world (plus, Thompson uses the c-word a lot less than the Bard did).
(by Johnny McNulty)