We’ve written before about that excellent Shakespearean insult, “Thou cream-faced loon”. Shakes also has a rump-fed runyon, an obscene tub of lard, a salted cod, a roasted Manningtree ox, and of course “you egg!”
Gert has been turning her mind to insults that involve food.
A turnip, a couch potato, a silly sausage, a string bean, fish-face, pieface, a tart, chicken, nuts, bananas, oily, a jammy bastard, a sandwich short of a picnic, pea-brain, a bad apple, a ham, a turkey, an old boiler, an old trout, butterfingers, beefcake, tripe, mutton dressed up as lamb, a lemon, cheese-eating surrender monkeys, make a hash of it, crumby, beefy, milksop, you’re toast, soupy, corny, vinegary, fudge, telling porkies, a mess of pottage, a cream puff, bananas, waffle, a cheesy grin…..
and we can make up our own: biscuit face, like a tomato in a tutu, prawning about…