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Insults R Us

Nigel Barber | Posted 11.22.2016 | Science
Nigel Barber

Having passed through an election that was fought, and won, on the basis of insults, the time has come for an epidemiology of the put-down. What is t...

Donald Trump's Hall Of Insults

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

It is difficult for voters to keep track of the many legal and personal scandals surrounding Donald Trump, but it is easier to remember the many people whom he has insulted. Both pose liabilities for Trump's campaign for president, but perhaps ironically, it is the insults that are likely to do more damage than the scandals.

Believe It Or Not, Donald Trump Regrets Something

The Huffington Post | Omar Kasrawi | Posted 08.26.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


9 (More) Offensive Things Donald Trump Has Said About Latinos

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.19.2016 | Latino Voices

A year ago it seemed unlikely Donald Trump would become the Republican presidential candidate. Yet, over 365 days since the businessman and reality st...

There's A New "I Don't Have Time for That" Insult

Galanty Miller | Posted 07.11.2016 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Do you know the real reason why you're not on Facebook and why you're not watching my TV shows and you're not playing online games? Because you don't want to. And that's fine. Do what you want. But just be honest.

I Won't Let The Memories Of High School Haunt Me

Valeria Laura Rigo | Posted 06.09.2016 | Teen
Valeria Laura Rigo

It was my first year of high school, and after 4 months, I had finally decided it wasn't so bad. Where were all those insults and bullies I had seen i...

A Republican Leadership Lesson Plan

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

The leadership skills displayed by the Republican presidential candidates inspire me. I am a teacher and I recently applied GOP leadership techniques in my classroom. They work like a charm!

The Dictionary Just Trolled Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics

Even the dictionary is ganging up on Republican hopeful Donald Trump. Following his poor performance in Thursday's GOP debate, the business mogul sen...

He Would Never Say It, But This Is Donald Trump's Favorite Rhetorical Device

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump, sophist? The current front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination is known for speaking in a simplistic style that even fourt...

Surreal Photos Reclaim The Words People Use To Insult Women

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.16.2016 | Arts

Sugar tits. Butter face. The language we use to put down women is illustrious and plentiful, a cloying metaphor for every ingredient in a well-stocked...

Donald Trump Needs Help With His Insults

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.29.2016 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

The Media has been consistently confused by Donald Trump's rise in the polls because they've predicted since the summer that his trash talking would sink his campaign. Though he sounds like a belligerent New York cabbie at the end of his shift, Trump keeps garnering support despite the way he insults his opponents in debates and via Twitter.

23 Meanest Insults Ever?

BroBible | David Moye | Posted 12.21.2015 | Weird News

You may be the nicest person in the world, but, chances are, you're surrounded by people who aren't. In some cases, you may have good reason to insult...

Is the Repellent Mockery of Others the New American Norm?

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 12.18.2016 | Politics
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

Why are most articles written with sentences in the declarative instead of the interrogative structure? Is it because people prefer to be told what to think instead of being asked to think? If yes, could this preference explain some of the seeming madness going on in America today?

Trump Insults

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.30.2016 | Comedy
Jeff Danziger


Maintaining Composure in the Midst of Insults

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 07.14.2016 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Recently, have you had someone verbally attack you and try to make you feel awful? That person can be difficult to forget. Sometimes, a person will insult, shout or use abusive language about you or those you care about because he or she has chosen to express feelings negatively.

Claire Fallon

8 Compliments That Feel Like Insults | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.27.2015 | Books

Recently, during a conversation with a coworker, I described a mutual friend as “charming.” I’d meant it as a compliment, describing how adept t...

A 'Fat' Woman Responds to Her Body-Shaming Trolls

Ravishly | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women

There are a few ways of reframing the troll situation for your own sanity: 1. If you're pissing people off, good. You're making people talk. 2. For every troll there are at least 50 people who heard your message and were ready to hear it. 3. Haters gonna hate.

What a Waste: Let's Throw Away These 7 Gay Backhanded Compliments

William Dameron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
William Dameron

When a friend told me that a couple of female friends made a remark about one of my pictures by saying "What a waste," I was flattered. But, then I thought "I'm sure my husband doesn't think so."

19 Author-On-Author Burns That Raise Insults To An Art Form

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 08.27.2014 | Books

"What a man he would have been had he known how to write!"

In Italy, Adoption by Gay Couples Is Still Illegal

Filippo Brunamonti | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Filippo Brunamonti

In Italy there's the Senate, where the Democratic Party's proposal on civil unions is set for its nth discussion. Civil unions; no one speaks of gay marriage. Can you imagine? In Italy, practically speaking, adoption does not exist.

Cynics, Stoics and Other People

William Irvine | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
William Irvine

Medical researchers recently made headlines when they reported that cynics are more likely to develop dementia than non-cynics. In the study, publishe...

Classic Authors Who Suck, According To Other Classic Authors

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.20.2014 | Books

Do you hate negative book reviews? Try telling that to Mark Twain, D.H. Lawrence, or any of these famous authors who have trashed their fellow writers...

Send This Video To Your Enemies

Oliver Noble and Ben Craw | Posted 09.06.2013 | Entertainment

Are you full of hatred and ill-will toward your fellow man? Are you also a coward? Then today is your lucky day! If you've ever wanted to tell someone...

Street Fat

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 10.20.2013 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

Had an argument with a guy in the street. I wanted to imply he was dumb but couldn't think of anything that said so and ended up calling him a "nimwit."

Rand Paul, Christie Beer Summit

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger