History's Classiest Burns Are As Clever As They Are Insulting

08/27/2014 01:02 pm ET | Updated Aug 29, 2014
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For as long as humans have been on this Earth, human-ing it up, we've had no shortage of insults thrown back and forth at one another. But it's one thing just to insult someone with neanderthal-level vulgarity, and another thing entirely to use your wits and a little humor to, in as polite a way as possible, lay down a truly epic burn.

Here are some of history's classiest burns, via Reddit.

For the rest, head over to the wonderful Imgur gallery of classy historic insults.

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