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Any good Shakespeare quotes for this?

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PigeonFromHell · 24/10/2018 14:22

Something for a professional work situation that says:
Oh for fucks sake,
you're taking the piss,
or you fucking what?

Something that stops me swearing while also sounding cultured.

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ThunderInMyHeart · 24/10/2018 14:24

'Thou liest! Thou jesting monkey, thou!'

BitOutOfPractice · 24/10/2018 14:25

There are loads of great Shakespearian insults...

You could shut a conversation down with: “More of your conversation would infect my brain.”

ThunderInMyHeart · 24/10/2018 14:28

It's not relevant to your context, but my fave Shakespearean insult has always been, again from 'The Tempest': 'as leaky as an unstanched wench'...nothing like the image of a menstruating woman to silence a room!

TheSpottedZebra · 24/10/2018 14:34

Time shall unfold what plighted cunning hides:
(Who cover faults, at last shame them derides)

Sort of means - you'll be found out in the end, you twat.

Thisreallyisafarce · 24/10/2018 14:43

Why, thou clay brained guts, thou knotty pated fool, thou whoreson obscene greasy tallow catch!

OutwiththeOutCrowd · 24/10/2018 14:44

What, you egg? Young fry of treachery!

WTFIsAGleepglorp · 24/10/2018 14:46

"What a terrible era in which idiots govern the blind." From Julius Caesar.

Aside from direct insults, I can't think of anything offhand. Sorry, OP.

longwayoff · 24/10/2018 14:53

No good for this but handy for throwing at your children once in a while
"How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child". Grin

twosunbathingdogs · 24/10/2018 15:00

“I scorn you, scurvy companion. “
Henry IV Part II (Act 2, Scene 4)

PigeonFromHell · 24/10/2018 17:06

I love these, though some may be appropriate just to mutter inside my own head.

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ParentsOfSummer · 24/10/2018 17:15

What's the matter you dissentious rogues that rubbing the poor itch of your opinion make yourselves scabs?

HildaZelda · 24/10/2018 17:48

@longwayoff, that's my favourite Shakespeare quote :)

QueenDoria · 24/10/2018 17:52

Lord, what fools these mortals be!


longwayoff · 24/10/2018 18:24

Me too Hilda, always handy, have been using it to good effect for many years Smile

TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross · 24/10/2018 18:41

My favourite one is Beatrice’s cool putdown of Benedick in Much Ado: I wonder that you will still be talking. Nobody marks you.

dapplegrey · 24/10/2018 18:46

‘More matter with less art’

noideaatallreally · 24/10/2018 18:56

“ infinite and endless liar, an hourly promise breaker, the owner of no one good quality.”
All’s Well That Ends Well

JumpersForGoalposts · 24/10/2018 19:03

King Lear -

“Thou art a boil, a plague sore, an embossed carbuncle in my corrupted blood.”

Whatififall · 24/10/2018 19:06

When we studied Romeo and Juliet at school we thought “do you bite your thumb at us sir?” “I bite my thumb, sir, but I do not bite my thumb at you sir” was hilarious and we used it often. Even occasionally now - 20 odd years later - if one of the group is being arsey someone will ask “do you bite your thumb” Grin

StoneofDestiny · 24/10/2018 19:16

I'll speak to thee in silence (Cymbeline)

Then adopt an expression to match!

RoseRuby26 · 24/10/2018 19:21

Not relevant for the situation but I like 'you painted maypole' from AMSND. It means you are stupid. Wood with make up. Also enjoy 'cankerblossom' from the same scene.

IHeartKingThistle · 24/10/2018 19:29

Rose yes but also because Helena is the tall one!


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Clawdy · 24/10/2018 19:32

"Away, you three-inch fool! "

donquixotedelamancha · 24/10/2018 19:37

"Away, you three-inch fool! "

My DW's favourite phrase.

Mammysin · 24/10/2018 19:42

I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed.( a personal fave!) 😀

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