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Re: cunning insults

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:25 pm
by Milims
I really am underwhelmed!

Re: cunning insults

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:36 pm
by Thomzo
I had just made a comment that wasn't quite as brilliant as usual :wink: when a friend said to my boyfriend "I take it you are going out with her for her looks". :roll:

Cheers
Zoe

Re: cunning insults

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:35 am
by mumzy
:cat:
That was so funny, I nearly forgot you were fat!!

Re: cunning insults

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:19 pm
by Rosendula
A really nice lady on the management committee of the organization I used to work for once said to me,
"It's not rich people who are clever with money. It's poor people who are clever with money."
A few days later she delegated the book-keeping to me.
:scratch: :lol:
I'm sure it wasn't really a cunning insult, more of an accidental one.

Re: cunning insults

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:36 am
by Cloud
We used to have a lecturer who started sentences with

"As every schoolgirl knows,..."

Usually just at the point of introducing some statement we had to take on total faith. However, I find it makes quite a useful insult when used just after having to answer some banal question in a meeting.

Re: cunning insults

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:49 pm
by Big Al
There was a put down on the tv programme Eureka the other night. For those that don't know Eureka is a town that is inhabited by geniuses and a few normal people like the sherrif.

In this recent programme all the scientist super genius type people were regressing to their childhoods and one said to the sherrif...

now I know what you feel like all the time..

Re: cunning insults

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:54 am
by Cligereen
Churchill once said to somebody ( can't remember who)

" He is a very modest man with much to be modest about"

I thought that was a nice subtle one and I must admit to having used it myself.

Re: cunning insults

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:30 pm
by Gem
Can't remember where I heard them but must have heard them somewhere, possibly some blackadder -

I can't believe that out of 100,000 sperm, you were the quickest.

What's on your mind? If you'll forgive the overstatement.

A sharp tongue does not mean you have a keen mind

Re: cunning insults

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:06 pm
by sleepyowl
Cligereen wrote:Churchill once said to somebody ( can't remember who)

" He is a very modest man with much to be modest about"

I thought that was a nice subtle one and I must admit to having used it myself.

Clement Attlee

Re: cunning insults

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:04 pm
by tizzy
When I was little and slept over at my nans house she would tuck me in and say,

'well goodnight and good riddance'

and give me a kiss.
I thought it was a term of endearment for years :lol:

Re: cunning insults

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:14 pm
by suziq
today on the train, when a small boy said i had odd eyes...... his mum said


i'm sorry, he's autistic, states the obvious!

Re: cunning insults

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:59 pm
by Karen_Grace
After I had moved a partition wall over to make myself a small room to put my pottery kiln in, my husband said to me "Well, you always could make something out of nothing" At the time I felt quite chuffed, but on reflection, I'm not so sure now! ( Ex husband now)

Re: cunning insults

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:09 am
by Karen_Grace
tizzy wrote:When I was little and slept over at my nans house she would tuck me in and say,

'well goodnight and good riddance'

and give me a kiss.
I thought it was a term of endearment for years :lol:



My mom always used to say

"Nighty nighty, fleedy bitey, buggy eat'y all'y up'y"

It's a wonder I didn't have nightmares!

Re: cunning insults

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:15 pm
by tizzy
I could give you reams of unwitting backhanders from my middle child, she still does it today but here's one of my favourites;

''Oh Mum, she's ever so popular, all the men were fornicating over her''

:shock: :shock: ...penny dropped....'I think you might mean fawning love'

Re: cunning insults

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:09 pm
by southeast-isher
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception - Groucho Marks