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:
“This is why people talk about you behind your back.”
"I’m jealous of the people who don’t know you."
"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')."
"I'm not that desperate, and you're not that lucky."
"You're like the first slice of bread: Everyone touches you but no one wants you."
"There are empty Petri dishes more cultured than you."
"May you always have slightly damp socks."
"You are a perfect example of why there are safety warnings on everything."
"Crawl back inside your mother and don't come back out again until you've matured into a proper human being."
"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.'"
"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.'"
"If brains were dynamite, you wouldn't have enough to pop a pimple."
"The only important things that you’ve done in your life were your exes."
"If people were spices, you'd be flour."
"I’m busy now. Can I ignore you some other time?"
"You really shouldn’t use your entire vocabulary in one sentence."
"If I wanted to die I would jump off your ego onto your IQ."
“My teeth are brighter than your future.”
"Has anyone ever told you how painfully mediocre you are?"
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