Zing! 20 of history’s most brutal put-downs


There’s no better type of insult than historical mud-slinging! Today’s zingers just don’t have the refinement and wit of the insults of yesteryear, and they certainly don’t provide the immense satisfaction of picturing the most prominent and respected figures from your history textbook getting down and dirty with a little verbal warfare. We’ve found 20 of the most brutal put-downs of the past that prove just how harsh history’s finest could be.

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