“Shakespeare Insults” is one of the most popular Shakespeare-related topics out there. The problem is that most of those sites are, in fact, just random phrase generators that result in funny-sounding insults that never actually were used in Shakespeare’s works.
Last night during Othello I heard one that I don’t think I can call an insult, but it certainly goes under the banner of good “smack talk”. Othello is listening to Cassio talk about Desdemona (so he thinks). Where Cassio cannot hear him Othello says, “O, I see that nose of yours, but not that dog I shall throw it to.”
Who talks the best game in the works of Shakespeare?