Posts tagged "insults"

7 Creative Ways To Tell Someone To F**k Off (Without Swearing)

I don’t think I heard my mom swear much until I was over twenty. I don’t know if it was her über-Midwestern upbringing, or if that would be too precious a stereotype to apply to a woman who also raised me on action movies (like explosions-action-movies), who owned and read Steven King’s entire oeuvre, who…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 19, 2014

9 Occasions In Which It Is Totally Okay To Channel Stassi Schroeder From “Vanderpump Rules”

I love a reality TV villain. Going all the way back to the first season of "Survivor," when I rooted for Richard Hatch to win, my favorite reality TV stars have always been the conniving and backstabbing ones, who toss out razor-edged insults without fearing the consequences. Remember how much I loved Courtney Robertson during…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 26, 2013

Douchebags, Sluts & Boners: The Origins Of Some Of The Most Well-Known Slang Words & Insults

Boner. It hasn't always referred to a penis, you know. In fact, in the early '80s, there was a sitcom character named Boner, that had absolutely nothing to do with erections. But for those of us born in the '90s, the term will likely be linked to hard-ons. There are quite a few words like…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 24, 2013

Patti Stanger’s Meanest “Millionaire Matchmaker” Moments

"Millionaire Matchmaker" Patti Stanger's mission is to help rich jerks find true love, but if she happens to throw a few harsh insults in the faces of her unwitting potential matches, well, it's all in good fun (and good television). Our friends over at New York compiled some of Patti's most egregious moments of verbal…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 30, 2011

Was My Bikini Waxer Trying To Be Insulting Or Helpful?

This has been the summer of strange bikini waxing experiences. First, a waxer I found through a Living Social deal was a double-dipper. Then last week, I tried another waxer, who I found through Groupon. I had a rather pleasant experience, but something the esthetician said has confused me, and I'm not sure if…
By: Annika Harris / August 17, 2011

What’s Your Favorite Insult?

Sometimes throwing a good, rollicking insult in your head is the only thing that will make you feel better about a particularly crappy person. Whether it be the bitchy checkout lady who will not let you return the shirt you purchased just yesterday because you don't have a receipt (happened), or a lame dude o…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 15, 2011

The 100 Greatest Movie Insults Of All Time

Everyone hates it when they have ideal opportunity to call someone out, but just can't come up with a quickfire comeback. Well, now we have Pajiba's compilation of the 100 best movie insults taken from all parts of the film spectrum. So study up. That way the next time someone needs a quick burn, you…
By: Kelli Bender / July 2, 2010

Girl Talk: Why Being Called “An Opinionated Woman” Hurts

Last weekend, I was hanging out with a male friend who I’ll call Stan. Over the course of our convo, he brought up a mutual friend who writes a rather detailed blog about her sex life. Stan was obviously disturbed by the amount of sex she appeared to be having, and the circumstances under which…
By: Chloe Angyal / June 25, 2010

Take It From Him: 4 Compliments That Guys Take As Insults

Men can be remarkably thin-skinned. Sometimes even a compliment will send us reeling. We think things through too much (which might not ring true with what you think of guys, but stay with me here). Even the nicest thing can be misconstrued as an attack on our manhood and genitalia, which are inextricably linked, and…
By: Phil Dotree / September 25, 2009

Get Me A Beer, You Effing Slacker!

The Casa Pocho bar in Cullera, Spain, actually encourages its patrons to swear at and insult the staff. In fact, they offer free drinks to the most original and creative pottymouths. Owner Bernard Mariusz, who was born in Poland, says he thought people needed somewhere to release their stress during the economic recession. "That way…
By: Annika Harris / June 18, 2009