20 Great Shakespearean Insults

23/04/2013 10:01 | Updated 23 April 2014
  • Andrea Mann Writer of sentences like this one. Also, occasionally, longer ones. But not this time.

April 23rd isn't just St George's Day, of course. It's also the date of William Shakespeare's birthday - and the date he died.

william shakespeare swearing insults

And what's more English than insulting someone with a witty put-down? Why, nothing! Except perhaps for tea and scones. But in the absence of those, here's our tribute to the Bard: some of his finest, funniest insults. Feel free to use one on any Englishman you address today...

20 Shakespearean Insults