In today’s Shakesville Open Thread, one of the currents of conversation is how to curse and excoriate without using words that invoke all those bad -isms. It’s an important skill, if you ask me. Up there with being funny without being cruel. Both require being original. And because I still really enjoy giggling like a four-year-old saying “poop poop poopy poop”, I started working on a source table for an -ism-reduced epithet generator.
I don’t know how to actually program one for the Web, but if you select one from each of the following columns, you can come up with some pretty nasty insults, and yet none strike me as ableist, gendered, anti-gay, racist, etc. Just plain nasty. Or funny.
|Adjective||Noun 1||Noun 2|
I personally quite like “self-important sphincter parade”.