Inget piggar väl upp en bok som en välplacerad förolämpning. Här är ett gäng förolämpningar från böcker jag läst. Har ni några favoritförolämpningar?
“The man is as useless as nipples on a breastplate.”
– A Feast for Crows, George RR Martin
”You guys are so unhip it’s a wonder your bums don’t fall off.”
– The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
‘Meed is a primping dunce,’ she shot over her shoulder. ‘He’ll be as much use on a battlefield as a two-copper whore.’ She thought about it a moment. ‘Actually, I’m not being fair. The whore at least might improve morale. Meed is about as inspiring as a mouldy flannel.’
– The Heroes, Joe Abercrombie
‘It would seem that you have no useful skill or talent whatsoever,’ he said. ‘Have you thought of going into teaching?’
– Mort, Terry Pratchett
His whole personality was like an elaborate joke that never stopped telling.
– The Magician, Lev Grossman
”I got to tell you, you don’t look too bright. I got a son, stupid as a man who bought his stupid at a two-for-one sale, and you remind me of him.”
– American Gods, Neil Gaiman
”You wouldn’t have the wit to find the fucking ground if I threw you out a bloody window! Are you listening? You’d have to take your shoes and breeches off to count to twenty-one!”
– Red Seas Under Red Skies, Scott Lynch
Mr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people’s business.
Mr. Prongs agrees with Mr. Moony and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git.
Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a Professor.
Mr. Wormtail bids Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slime-ball.
– Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling