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The Art of the Insult According to Scripture

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30th May 2015
“As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.”
Proverbs 26:11 (KJV)

I don't usually go for the King Jim Version, but in this case I thought I'd make an exception. There's a certain poetry…

This insult isn't aimed at a particular person, which is slightly disappointing—and really, you could make a-whole-nother blog of nasty things said about “the fool” in the book of Proverbs—but the ugliness of the comparison qualifies the proverb for this page.

Directions for Everyday Usage

Step 1: Substitute “a fool returneth to his” for “thou returnest to thy”.

Step 2: Let loose at thy neighbour.


Cred Where Cred is Due

Thanks to Paul for suggesting this one.


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