Shakespearean insults to put back in circulation

Thought Catalog‘s Christopher Hudspeth put his high school English classes to good use, combing the texts of the Bard for high-class insult fodder.

Tempt not too much the hatred of my spirit, for I am sick when I do look on thee.

That’s the equivalent of saying “Look, don’t test my patience because I already can’t stand your existence.

Away you moldy rogue, away!

This is like a quick “Scram, scumbag!” This brief statement has great potential if you’re looking to shoo away a pickup artist at the bar or a pesky Internet troll. It’s well under 140 characters, which makes for a perfect response to any obnoxious tweets sent your way.

I do desire we may be better strangers.

Oh snap, basically this is saying “We don’t need to be friends and to be honest I’d rather we don’t interact at all, ever.” It’s a fairly blunt statement, but sometimes thou must keepest it real.

Read more at Thought Catalog.