Polite Insults

Inspired by this use of “pelican”

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Cockwomble

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Macaroon

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I don’t mind it as a general concept but as a Twitter Thing it sets my teeth on edge a bit.

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I suppose you would have to be pretty exceptional to qualify for an astronaut training programme, so referring to someone as a space cadet seems a lot more complimentary than I think it is usually meant to be.

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Think the placards with these on from home county wine mums at protest are brilliant. So cool

Fan of the ole ‘potato’.

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Hate these
Just call someone a dickhead

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Pretty ableist connotations with this now as far as I can tell.

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This was a big thing on DiS for a while wasn’t it, lots of “you hatstand” and what have you.

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Dickhead

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Isn’t that a drug reference? They’re on another planet, kinda vibe? Urban Dictionary: space cadet

Yeah and adding “pal” to the end of a slightly wry comment to make it sound more aggressive.

Are you a ‘pelican’ or a ‘pelicunt’

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Please be quiet, bumpigeon

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It’s funny because it’s not a word you would usually use as an insult :joy:

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Mr Cunt, Esq.

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You silly sausage

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As a group tutor sometimes I have to restrain myself from telling a group of gcse age teenagers they’re acting like dickheads so use more gentle collective nouns like “clowns” and “year 7s”

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