Insults are ways of grouping words together to verbally abuse another person. As such, they occasionally represent expressions of delightful linguistic creativity. The Global Post compiled a list of the most creative insults from other cultures. My favorite ones are the following:
1. Persian: “Mee goozam rangesh kon!” advertisement … “Try to paint my fart,” or less literally, “f*ck off.” Unless, of course, you’re up for the challenge.
2. German: “Schattenparker” … “One who parks in the shade.” Because you’d have to be a total wimp to take precautions against the sun turning your vehicle into an unbearable radiating hell box, am I right?
3. Gaelic: “Go n-ithe an cat thu, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat!” … “May the cat eat you, and may the devil then eat the cat.” It’s not clear why the cat has to get involved here.
4. Italian: “Cacati in mano e prenditi a schiaffi!” … “Take a dump in your hand and then slap yourself.” This requires quite some commitment from the insultee.
5. Turkish: “Sana girsin keman yayi!” … “May the bow of a violin enter your anus.” Not a concert we’d wish to attend.