I have always been addicted to quotes and a good insult. Must be the Trini in me. We love to end an argument by just shutting it down. We even have a form of improv calypso that we call Extempo. It’s two contestants getting on stage with no idea what the topic will be. The only know the tune. When they get the topic, they have to rapsodize on it better than the other guy. Extra points for skewering your opponent’s answers in an insulting way in the ensuing back and forth. As you can imagine, it requires you to be very smart, very aware of current events, and very quick-minded. When you get two good contestants, whoa, watch out.
When I started studying European history for A levels, I found myself admiring Disraeli, Churchill and the like. Once upon a time, people really knew how to debate in Parliament without giving an inch, I tell you.
So when I found this I just had to share it. I’m giving you the gift of truly great insults for your New Year.