For those looking to berate themselves with lyrical Elizabethan insults, they need look no further than this 'What Did Shakespeare Call You' chart from the Michigan Shakespeare Festival.
Although the master poet and playwright has been dead for hundreds of years, his work has lived on through the hearts and minds of countless generations. The piercing, yet sublime insight into the human experience that radiates from almost every line of his work belies a biting and often salt-of-the-earth sense of humor.
The chart featured here is divided into three sections. Each section pairs a letter of the alphabet with a pejorative Shakespearean word. The first section instructs the viewer to select the first letter of their first name to find the insult that applies to them; the second section does the same with one's middle name as does the third with their last name. So, for example, William Shakespeare, or W.K., would be a ruttish strumpet. Zing!
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