Hi All! I've been wanting to see what the options out there are for non-problematic insults. What you got?
Submitted by An_Old_Big_Tree in AskRaddle (edited )
For example, many insults are patriarchal, racist, ableist, or classist. I don't want any of those to be included in this list, obviously. Similarly for any other problematic terms. (So, for example, calling people 'pussy', or 'lame' would be excluded.)
I'm looking to get as many choice insults as possible. We're talking one-word here, but I'm open to other things.
Also, if we want to categorise them by use, that could be useful. Some of them might be outdated a bit, but sometimes that's what makes them fun to use (like Bozo, hah).
I suppose we'll leave out stuff that is just calling people what they straightforwardly are (like fascists, nazis, terfs). There also seems to be a grouping of politicised insults that work in opposition to specific problematic behaviour (manarchist, brocialist), which should be included. Pre-existing insults are ideal, but if you want to get creative with one-word descriptors then that's good too.
I'll start with just a few, for you to add to!