A Handy Arsenal of Rarely Used Elegant Insults

In a timely episode of their incredibly informative whiteboard series for Mental Floss , linguist Arika Okrent and illustrator Sean O’Neill offer up a wonderfully handy arsenal of elegant insults that come from Greek and Latin roots that can be used in place of other overused descriptors in an argument.

Do you want to up your game without resorting to the tired tropes of excretion and sexual metaphors? Next time pull out these fancy insults and really class up the joint while you twist the dagger.