Arguably the rhetorical device of our era is the insult. Even people at the top realize its power. Take Donald Trump for example. He understood that insults make news, and rode to the presidency on a stream of "losers", "elites" and "nasty" women.

The entire Internet is full of insults too. And while it's up for debate when (if ever) belittling someone is a morally right way of interacting with them, one can't help but appreciate the poetry that goes into a brilliant diss. And there is no place where good insults are valued more than the subreddit Rare Insults. With over 1.6 million members, this online community is on a mission to spice up their vocabulary, collecting the most savage insults they can find. Below is the stuff they have found lately, and you can access their older posts in an earlier Bored Panda article here.

#1

The Guy Is Right, It's Tragic

The Guy Is Right, It's Tragic

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lunar eclipse
Community Member
8 months ago

Execution

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The first thing you see when you open up r/RareInsults is its cover image—the king of hurting people's feelings, chef Gordon Ramsay, and his quote: "You guys cook like old people f**k." One of the subreddit's moderators, Tycoinator, told Bored Panda that it was their CSS mod who chose to put up those words because "it's pretty f**kin funny." Can't argue with that.

"Gordon Ramsey is an exemplary example of someone who is known for their unique and rare insults," Tycoinator said. "Also, he's really handsome and we all wanted to see his face whenever we opened up the subreddit."

As ruthless as some of these insults are, the subreddit does have its limits. "Any racist and really hateful insults will be removed," the moderator said. "Commonly posted insults and non-rare insults are also a big no-no."

#2

Rare Insults

Rare Insults

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Benjamin Richmond
Community Member
8 months ago

YES! WHAT A BURN!

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Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., ABPP, a Professor Emerita of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, thinks the first step after you're insulted is deciding on the nature of the insult and whether it is poking into a fundamental aspect of your identity. "Making fun of your shirt or hat is entirely different than having an insult directed at your body, your sexual history, or sexual orientation," she wrote. "The insulter may not intend to be mean, but by tapping into your deepest layer of identity, it's going to strike a nerve. Such direct aims at your personhood constitute harassment and may call for you to take action to call out the perpetrator especially if this is occurring in the workplace."

"Opening the channels of communication instead of retreating into insecurity and anxiety about a possible insult will allow you to gain the data that will allow you to proceed accordingly. It would be nice if we lived in a world without either obvious or subtle insults, but since we don't, you can at least gain insight into the feelings these provoke within you. Fulfillment may not always be within the realm of possibility in your relationships, but by handling these unpleasantries, you can improve your chances of achieving it."

#3

You Know He’s Right

You Know He’s Right

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Naima Ebiche
Community Member
8 months ago

New Orleans be like «  I see you and raise you Florida »

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#4

On A Facebook Post About Lil Pump And Eminem

On A Facebook Post About Lil Pump And Eminem

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Bananic
Community Member
8 months ago

just clicked “like” in the picture 🤣🤣

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#5

Nature Documentarys Are Awesome

Nature Documentarys Are Awesome

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
8 months ago

This is an insult from someone who has had enough of their colleagues

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#6

This Gem

This Gem

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Cactuar Jon
Community Member
8 months ago

why are the downvotes in blue, and the upvotes in red?

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#7

Mrs. Two Red Chevrons

Mrs. Two Red Chevrons

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cybermerlin2000
Community Member
8 months ago

I would say "Oh, so you're stealing your husbands valour?"

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#8

Now That's Dedication

Now That's Dedication

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troufaki13
Community Member
8 months ago

No!! He shouldn't waste olive oil! Just do it dry

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#9

Human Race In Shambles

Human Race In Shambles

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RavenClaw
Community Member
8 months ago

Lmao.. true in many ways.

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#10

Rare Insults

Rare Insults

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
8 months ago

And the Mystery Machine as well.

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#11

Rare Insults

Rare Insults

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Tomas Holicka
Community Member
8 months ago

That is not an insult. This person is from another timeline where the Queen and Bill had a baby in about 1940...

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#12

Dude Looks Bigger Than The Other Pic

Dude Looks Bigger Than The Other Pic

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
8 months ago

The guy knew exactly what he was doing

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#13

That‘S Gotta Hurt

That‘S Gotta Hurt

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YoyoSthlm
Community Member
8 months ago

This made me laugh out loud

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#14

A Considerable Overlap

A Considerable Overlap

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Mary Peace
Community Member
8 months ago

Sorry bears, if you don't stop being clever, we may have to reduce your brain cells.

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#15

I'd Go To That Rehab

I'd Go To That Rehab

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Alex the awful German
Community Member
8 months ago

so great. I think that needs more upvotes!

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#16

I'm Never Wearing This Again

I'm Never Wearing This Again

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frangee
Community Member
8 months ago

I like the fact that she pointed it out herself.

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#17

I’m Not Sure If This An Insult Or Just An Extremely Accurate Description Of Adam Driver

I’m Not Sure If This An Insult Or Just An Extremely Accurate Description Of Adam Driver

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Maren Gärtner
Community Member
8 months ago

A resting Severus Snape face

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#18

You Anti-Vaxx Ankle

You Anti-Vaxx Ankle

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Binapple
Community Member
8 months ago

damm.....

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#19

Kinda Reminds Me Of The Time In Gym.

Kinda Reminds Me Of The Time In Gym.

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
8 months ago

Hahaha so true. My old P.E teacher/art teacher looked like Ellen DeGeneres and her name was also Ellen. I am not shitting you either.

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#20

Initial Rare Insult With The Meta Follow Up

Initial Rare Insult With The Meta Follow Up

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RavenClaw
Community Member
8 months ago

looks like a ancient egyptian person.

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#21

The Best One From This Thread

The Best One From This Thread

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
8 months ago

His shirt looks like toothpaste.

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#22

This Is The Guy Who Beat Pac-Man

This Is The Guy Who Beat Pac-Man

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Anon Yymi
Community Member
8 months ago

He actually cheated

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#23

King Bezos The Burned

King Bezos The Burned

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Agfox
Community Member
8 months ago

...or an Extra in all of The Mummy films

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#24

The Ring Gauntlet

The Ring Gauntlet

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
8 months ago

Celebrities fall in & out of relationships every other week. Who cares? It's ridiculous what we as a species deem important.

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#25

Scary Movie 2

Scary Movie 2

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Tee
Community Member
8 months ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Take my strong hand!

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#26

That Face Of Regret

That Face Of Regret

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lara
Community Member
8 months ago

OMG I snorted my coffee.

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#27

They Do Look Alike To Be Fair

They Do Look Alike To Be Fair

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
8 months ago

Are you sure? 'Cause the one at the back is definitely Groucho Marx.

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#28

Redder Than A Tomato.

Redder Than A Tomato.

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James016
Community Member
8 months ago

I've seen this one before, it still makes me laugh

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#29

Yee Haw Fellers, We Only Gots Ourselves One Bar

Yee Haw Fellers, We Only Gots Ourselves One Bar

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RavenClaw
Community Member
8 months ago

LMAO.. and im actually laughing!!

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#30

Very Wise Words

Very Wise Words

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Jenna Justice
Community Member
8 months ago

AHHHHHHHHH😭

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#31

They Do Have A Sort Of “Witchy” Look To Them.

They Do Have A Sort Of “Witchy” Look To Them.

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
8 months ago

But which knows which?

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#32

Don't Know If It's A Rare Insult Or Compliment

Don't Know If It's A Rare Insult Or Compliment

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Tomas Holicka
Community Member
8 months ago

How the hell did you manage to burn the milk you incompetent cow!?

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#33

2 Inch Sting.

2 Inch Sting.

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No one
Community Member
8 months ago

Ewww. Though great burn

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#34

F For Our Fallen Comrade

F For Our Fallen Comrade

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Iris Hidalgo
Community Member
8 months ago

Apply water to affected area lol

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#35

On Adam Levine's Tattoos

On Adam Levine's Tattoos

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RavenClaw
Community Member
8 months ago

Everyone looking at this tell me which burn is worst 1st or 2nd.

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#36

Absolutely Ruined By His Own Kid

Absolutely Ruined By His Own Kid

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George Hudacko
Community Member
8 months ago

Need her to edit more!

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#37

Twins! Or Is It Triplets?

Twins! Or Is It Triplets?

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RavenClaw
Community Member
8 months ago

One is old Justin ..One is new Justin.

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#38

And Are The Same People Who Think That Iran Is In The USA

And Are The Same People Who Think That Iran Is In The USA

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Grant Barke
Community Member
8 months ago

I thought it did, like brown eggs come from brown chickens.

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#39

Imagine Being Intellectual On Reddit

Imagine Being Intellectual On Reddit

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Who? Me?
Community Member
8 months ago

I'm stealing it too

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#40

On Today’s Episode Of The Ellen Show

On Today’s Episode Of The Ellen Show

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Catlady6000
Community Member
8 months ago

Had to actually call out out on a rotary phone a couple years ago. OMG! It took forever to dial! I grew up with these

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#41

She Didn’t Say Nothin... She Just Had That Look

She Didn’t Say Nothin... She Just Had That Look

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Gyro Pilot
Community Member
8 months ago

Neighbor lost her key and asked me to help her break in. Said plainly: of all of the people here you look like the one who knows how to do this.

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#42

Singularity Lesson For Thottery

Singularity Lesson For Thottery

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Jonathan
Community Member
8 months ago

Oooh, I'd love to have been there when she took that photo! My great-grandparents were murdered there and I would love to tell her what they went through.

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#43

Also A Pretty Good Sitcom Idea

Also A Pretty Good Sitcom Idea

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Tabitha L
Community Member
8 months ago

This is so accurate.

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#44

The Ratio On This Tweet Is Good, But The Replies Hidden By The Op Were Even Better

The Ratio On This Tweet Is Good, But The Replies Hidden By The Op Were Even Better

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh please, Jenna Marbles (the woman in the pictures) literally did a music video on having 3 looks. She stepped away from YT and social media though, but her stuff is great. I hope she´s doing well.

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#45

You Get What You Deserve

You Get What You Deserve

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Micah Patchen
Community Member
8 months ago

Wendy is just a troll with a tv show

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#46

Never Saw This One Coming

Never Saw This One Coming

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RavenClaw
Community Member
8 months ago

I remember watching it with my friends and betting when it will get into the corner.

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#47

Those Parents Who Rehomed Their Autistic 4 Year Old

Those Parents Who Rehomed Their Autistic 4 Year Old

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Tomas Holicka
Community Member
8 months ago

Rehome? Is that a euphemism for got rid off and put in an orphanage?

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#48

Not Really An Insult But Unique

Not Really An Insult But Unique

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
8 months ago

The way the white inside of his hoodie lines up with the leaves on his shirt makes it look like there are little arms reaching around his neck.

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#49

Its The Only Cure

Its The Only Cure

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
8 months ago

As someone who's lived in NJ for 75% of his life... yeah.

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#50

Bald Since Birth

Bald Since Birth

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Mary Peace
Community Member
8 months ago

Why insult? This is cute!

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