Just for a moment, try imagining a world where insults don’t exist, where everyone tells the truth, and nobody swears. Ever. Sounds pretty boring, doesn’t it? Nobody’s excusing being nasty to other people, but insults tell us a lot about our background, our culture, as well as our outlook on life. It’s just part of being a human being like poetry, music, and art. What’s more, insults, when done right, are the perfect way to show how witty and creative we can be.

The ‘Rare Insults’ subreddit is a place on the internet where people share the best, the brightest, and the most Shakespearian insults they’ve come across. They’ll take your breath away. They’ll make you laugh. These creative insults will make you want to use your imagination the next time somebody wrongs you.

We’ve collected some of the best of the community’s thought-provoking and hilarious insults, so let us know which ones were your personal favorites and why. And don’t forget to upvote the best insults or the ones that you would love to use in real life. Bored Panda also talked to one of the moderators of the ‘Rare Insults’ subreddit about how the community first formed, as well as the place these savage insults and swearing have in our lives, so scroll down for the full interview.

More info: Reddit

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Tee
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1 year ago

I agree.

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Unicornstar
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1 year ago

My uncle told me he was in a Walmart when he saw a dark skinned lady talking on her phone in a different language. Some idiot said to her We are in America if you want to speak Spanish go to Spain. To which she replied I am speaking one America's native languages. I am Navaho if you want to speak English go to England.

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The ‘Rare Insults’ community on Reddit has grown enormous. Created in November 2017, it now boasts more than 1 million members. The subreddit has two aims: to collect good insults, as well as to help others “spice up” their vocabulary.

Blank-Cheque, one of the ‘Rare Insults’ moderators, explained to Bored Panda how the subreddit came into existence: “The community was originally founded by Gorangeninja two years ago, after he saw someone suggest it be made on another subreddit. The subreddit only grew to a few thousand users in the span of about 8 months. Our current top mod, Remydesp, was an active user in the subreddit in its first few months, and a lack of moderation plagued the subreddit, so he reached out to the mods offering to help out in the task of moderation.”

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Foxxy
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1 year ago (edited)

Hahaha, metric all the way. Makes so much more sense than the imperial bull shit.

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

I like JulieG, she speaks the truth.

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“Over the course of the next year, Gorangeninja stepped down as top mod, and Remydesp and our former owner Tycoinator added many other mods to help out. The biggest challenge in getting a large following was maintaining the quality of the content on the subreddit. In the next 3 months, the subreddit grew almost 200k users, and the influx of new users brought along a lot of low quality posts. The support from the amazing moderation team has allowed the subreddit to thrive and still maintain the original quality. After Pewdiepie made a video on our subreddit, we grew almost 25k users in one day. If the subreddit did not have such hardworking and committed moderators, we would not have seen the success we have today,” Blank-Cheque said.

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Elina Kuusisto
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1 year ago

Golden

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European other
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1 year ago

Kinda mean but funny

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According to the mod, there is a perfectly simple reason why most of us curse and swear. “The question seems more complex than it is; it requires no philosophy of any sort to answer, only science. Cursing has been observed by scientists to alleviate pain, and insult-like gestures have been observed by researchers even in chimpanzees.”

“Professor Frans de Waal said that angry chimpanzees "will grunt or spit or make an abrupt, upsweeping gesture that, if a human were to do it, you'd recognize it as aggressive" in order to avoid conflict, rather than to escalate it. He continues that a "chimpanzee who is really gearing up for a fight doesn't waste time with gestures, but just goes ahead and attacks." [Insults] are a part of life, and a world without them would be extremely different to ours to a degree which cannot be simply explained.”

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I don’t doubt it. I have come across more smaller dogs that are vicious compared to big dogs.

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Tee
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1 year ago

Sounds like me when walking into work

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When asked what their personal favorite rare insult posted on the subreddit is, Blank-Cheque said that it’s difficult to choose. “Honestly, we see such a volume of rare insults every day that it's so hard to pick a favorite. There are just so many great ones to choose from that I would never stop listing them. This subreddit has such creative posts, it's really a joy to mod it. As for whether we use any in public: no, no we don't. Hurling insults at people is generally considered rude and we try to avoid being rude.”

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Olga Posedaru
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1 year ago

Ahahah this is a great way to look at all bigotry problems. Just let the mushroom live in peace :))

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European other
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1 year ago

Well if you ask online there's not much point in hiding them.

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All the countries of the world have a rich history of insults. Have you ever been called a ‘velnio išpera?’ Or a ‘varlės kinka?’ Lithuanian insults sound better than poetry and almost like compliments. A bit like swearing in French or wiping your bottom with silk, some would argue.

Meanwhile, a good many insults have fallen out of use in the English language. Insults like ninnyhammer (a fool), mumpsimus (a stubborn person who insists on making an error in spite of being shown that it is wrong), milksop (a pampered boy or man), cockalorum (a boastful, strutting, and self-important person), and lickspittle (a suck-up).

What do you say about bringing some of these insults back? The next time your colleague is sucking up to your boss, why not call him a lickspittle? And if you’ve shown your friend they’re wrong about something, but they insist on doing it nonetheless, call them a mumpsimus. Obviously, when somebody cuts in front of you on the highway, shake your fist, stick your head out of the window, and yell: “Sod off, you ninnyhammer!” But remember, insulting someone for fun is never the way to go, so stay classy.

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Lenka Smetanová
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1 year ago

that's the hit

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Carlota Ocón
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1 year ago

Omg I absolutely thought the one on the right was the wax figure until I read the comments hahaha

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Olga Posedaru
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1 year ago

Apply LOTS of water to burnt area.

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European other
Community Member
1 year ago

The fact that he says Ma'am lol

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Tee
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1 year ago

Move over Karen its Debra's turn😂😂😂

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Ani Archeron
Community Member
1 year ago

Coat - Scooby. Turtleneck - Velma. Green thing (?) - Shaggy. Blue shirt - Fred. I guess that leaves Pink Trousers - Daphne?

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Linda
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG he really does

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Olga Posedaru
Community Member
1 year ago

With a humor like that, you're sure to get a girl soon :)

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IAin'tWoke
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1 year ago

😂

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mcsa student
Community Member
1 year ago

Parts of that bacon look like his white ass

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

Must have been a rude awakening

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG, I actually see it lol.

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Lilli
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1 year ago

dayyummmm Judge Judy with the ROASTS

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

That's also something I've been pondering about too. "You think I'm not a lot? ㅠㅜ" would be my answer to such a confession.

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Amy Frank
Community Member
1 year ago

hehehehe

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

If at first there were only Adam and Eve and they had two sons, where did other people come from?

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Elina Kuusisto
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg I'm sorry but that is too funny!

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Iggy
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1 year ago

That is scathing!

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Lenka Smetanová
Community Member
1 year ago

:D :D :D :D that would be so cool make a video about it :D

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spanbeam
Community Member
1 year ago

Only just occurred to me that US even pays for birth control

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agale
Community Member
1 year ago

WHAT IS THIS SONG, I think I need it in my life!

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frosty34
Community Member
1 year ago

They do have similar names

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Olga Posedaru
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

... and now they're telling us there's enough toilet paper to go around forever, knowing they won't need it in a few years or so.

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Ania O
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

He looks like Jafar from Aladdin on steroids

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Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

skittles!!!!!!

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Amy Frank
Community Member
1 year ago

hahahaha

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Don’t even know who stark is but I can definitely tell this is a fierce burn. Cos what she said is a whole lotta bullshit.

Luna XD
Community Member
1 year ago

In Avengers: Endgame, Tony Stark(Iron Man) dies.

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Just wait until her bf cheats on her. She'll be singing a different tune.

Mark Johanen
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe she cheated on you because you are lacking in some way. Or maybe she cheated on you because she's a cheap slut. Either way, if she is supposedly in a committed relationship and she has some complaint about her partner, the honest thing to do would be to have a frank conversation with him, not sneak behind his back and cheat.

Lotus Queen
Community Member
1 year ago

What a *****. she prob cheated, and is tryna make a point to her ex bf.

Amy Frank
Community Member
1 year ago

Bwaaaaaaaaahh!! Eyes watering from the good laugh

Living_Shadow
Community Member
1 year ago

This is the fucking problem with society. I bet that if this same girl heard about a guy who cheated on his girl she would say "He needs to appreciate her for who she is and accept everything abt her. Guys who expect us girls to be absolutely perfect are trash."

Ed Souza
Community Member
1 year ago

Good thing she posted this for everyone to see. now guys can avoid this one.

John Greene
Community Member
1 year ago

Sounds like Stark really needs apologies from her exes for thinking she was ever worth their time.

Lorelai Purvis
Community Member
1 month ago

nope

Mihran Zaman
Community Member
2 months ago

sHe pRoBaBLy jUsT has a mEnTaL dIsOrdEr

Jade Lynn - Panda's Brat
Community Member
2 months ago

This is bullshit. People cheat because they want to. They don't care how it will hurt the other person. If you feel the need to cheat then just LEAVE the relationship, or figure out what is wrong and talk to your partner and see if it can be fixed.

Joanne Hudson
Community Member
1 year ago

What he lacks is taste in women.

rd
Community Member
1 year ago

A girl said me almost the same thing on a dating website... Only a whore can defend another whore !

link bsniffer
Community Member
1 year ago

lotta girls just enjoy it banging

Larry Walser
Community Member
1 year ago

Marvel fans would get this

mcsa student
Community Member
1 year ago

As my wise mother says- "Once a cheater, always a cheater." Being a "better" man isn't going to keep her from cheating on you again.

Florence Hastings
Community Member
1 year ago

If your girlfriend cheats on you you need to understand it’s not your fault, it’s her decision to do so.

Barbara Cochrane
Community Member
1 year ago

Koo? I don’t think she is lost.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

The same has been said about women not satisfying men who cheat on them. Jane is an idiot.

Carlye Alena
Community Member
1 year ago

This was hilarious

KT Trondsen
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL made her cheat? Looks like she's got zero personal growth goin on

Alison Rae
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd trade any dead Stark for this one. Tony, Rob, Ned...

Lily Dennard
Community Member
1 year ago

So basically to sum it up she just cheated on her bf, im assuming

Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

this si such a whore!! you cheat and it's your boyfriend fault? maybe but leave him Don't cheat on him. she'll be the first one to hit him if he cheat on her.

clive apps
Community Member
1 year ago

I lacked a massive bank bank account so she left HO HO HO. She was nothing but a cheap gold digger with a bad attitude and a nasty disposition, I am so glad she left and hope she makes some idiots life better than living alone, which I would rather be than with a scheming lying greedy piece of crap that was no better than a common street tramp.

Layla Jarvis
Community Member
1 year ago

what she said isnt bullshit, what she said if fucking retarded why are all the pretty girls fucking retarded and all the smart girls in the back are fuckin ugly acording to men #realbeautyisinthebrainnotthebody

Tanya Williams
Community Member
1 year ago

Pretty sure this might be some sarcasm. I have heard this from many guys who say men cheat because the woman didn't give them what they needed.

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

That is an awesome payout, I’m gonna have to use that one.

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

I had the same feeling while on my way to work in a call-center

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PastelHope
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1 year ago

They all look like they're going to a festival or something.

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Reirei
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1 year ago

Wait, are these real people? They look broken...

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European other
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1 year ago

Is that a good or a bad thing ?

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Elina Kuusisto
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1 year ago

That poor child 😬

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Lenka Smetanová
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1 year ago

LOOLLLL

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manowce
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1 year ago

not something to joke about.

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