AUSSIE INSULTS….The actual subject of this post over at Road to Surfdom is of no interest at all, but it did provoke a remarkably vitriolic comment thread. Today, commenter Geoff Honnor collected a definitive list of the insults exchanged amongst the participants, and I felt that it ought to be displayed and saved for posterity. Here it is:
Disgruntled Underachievers Club.
Lord of the Flies.
Lonely little loser.
Total and complete wussbag.
Get a goddamn life or get back under your rock.
Paradigm (pet hate of mine)
Privileged, private school, white male heterosexual, WASP, eastern suburbs pro-scribbler, right winger.
Little Big Man.
Mate of George Bush (may not necessarily be taken as an insult, of course)
Mediocre trollop (ironic usage)
Sad, withering little psyche
Lefty compassion (ironic usage)
This is a bit more colorful and sprightly than the average American insult exchange, don’t you think? Thanks, Geoff, for performing this valuable piece of cultural anthropology for us.