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CaptainACAB wrote (edited )

I don't have catch-alls, but I do have methods.

An insult should be customized; tailored to attack specific faults in people. Personal. Intimate even. Of course, you could go for more general approach.

Go for wordplay, alliteration, one or two adjectives should work, use words you rarely hear or see if you want. Be creative. If all else fails, use your common swear in conjunction with a common object or body part (avoid female genitalia for obvious reasons). Using words that imply that they ingest vile substances also works.

"You ignominious cockheel!"

"You smug scumshit!"

Use this in moderation, otherwise you get shit like: "You worthless, puerile reprobate!"

which comes off as too tryhard.

And so forth.

I personally prefer implying that the person I'm insulting has no redeeming qualities or personality, but this is about outright name-calling not personally deconstructive sentences or one-liners.