[Corpora-List] Categories of insults

John F Sowa sowa at bestweb.net
Mon Apr 14 21:15:32 CEST 2014


On 4/14/2014 9:20 AM, Mike Maxwell wrote:
> I don't think anyone has mentioned yet insults that use what would
> otherwise be non-insult words, but where the entire cultural context
> implies something insulting:

Those are good examples, but they fit a formulaic paradigm.

Oscar Wilde stated the goal of creative insulting:

"A gentlemen never insults anyone unintentionally."

His victims might not realize that they were being insulted.

John



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