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19 Devastating Burns That Don't Use Curse Words

Brutal takedowns, clean language.

We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community, "What's the best insult you know that doesn't use curse words?" Here are the best responses:

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1. “This is why people talk about you behind your back.”

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Submitted by brittanyt1997.

2. "I’m jealous of the people who don’t know you."

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Submitted by adamd4144f3713.

3. "I'm from the South, so the most insulting thing I can say is 'bless your heart' (which loosely translates to 'a pox upon you and your house, you ignorant swine')."

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Submitted by Libby Pappendick MacInnes via Facebook.

4. "I'm not that desperate, and you're not that lucky."

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Submitted by Marissa Driscoll via Facebook.

5. "You're like the first slice of bread: Everyone touches you but no one wants you."

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Submitted by Bobbie Jo Kohlwey via Facebook.

6. "There are empty Petri dishes more cultured than you."

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Submitted by Korah Cuff via Facebook.

7. "May you always have slightly damp socks."

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Submitted by Katyna Singleton via Facebook.

8. "You are a perfect example of why there are safety warnings on everything."

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Submitted by Joseph A. Galvan via Facebook.

9. "Crawl back inside your mother and don't come back out again until you've matured into a proper human being."

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Submitted by Fran Sims via Facebook.

10. "I've worked in retail and when people complained about petty things, my favorite thing to say was, 'If that's the worst thing that's happened to you today you're doing all right.'"

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Submitted by Holly Williams via Facebook.

11. "My grandmother loves this one: 'If I could buy you for what I think you're worth and sell you for what you think you're worth, I'd be rich.'"

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Submitted by Erin Leah Savoie via Facebook.

12. "If brains were dynamite, you wouldn't have enough to pop a pimple."

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Submitted by Ellis Clevenger via Facebook.

13. "The only important things that you’ve done in your life were your exes."

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Submitted by whatthefreak.

14. "If people were spices, you'd be flour."

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Submitted by 107th.

15. "I’m busy now. Can I ignore you some other time?"

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Submitted by hannahbarness.

16. "You really shouldn’t use your entire vocabulary in one sentence."

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Submitted by malloryd4de0e7ca3.

17. "If I wanted to die I would jump off your ego onto your IQ."

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Submitted by aaliyah13.

18. “My teeth are brighter than your future.”

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Submitted by NicolasOligo.

19. "Has anyone ever told you how painfully mediocre you are?"

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Submitted by Marissa Driscoll via Facebook.

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