I like you. People say I’ve got no taste, but I like you

Side View has been fierce with us this week; her word for the weekend theme is charientism! And I, striving to be ever gracious *snide grin* am incapable of participating. Consider the Wiktionary offering on the word:
Noun
charientism (uncountable)
1. (rhetoric) A figure of speech wherein a taunting expression is softened by a jest; an insult veiled in grace.

Does that sound like something I would ever be guilty of? Of course not! *witchy cackle*

Let’s look instead, shall we, at some beautiful “I wish I’d said that” outright insults:

Every word she writes is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the’
Mary McCarthy, in a statement about Lilian Hellman
I have met a lot of hardboiled eggs in my time, but You’re twenty minutes
Oscar Wilde
Methinks thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee
William Shakespeare
I’ve had a wonderful evening – but this wasn’t it
Groucho Marx
Why am I so good at playing bitches? I think it’s because I’m not a bitch. Maybe that’s why Miss Crawford always plays ladies

and
The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
Bette Davis
She has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by her friends …
I don’t know the source of that last one, but I DO know someone it would be just perfect for.

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. New Attitude says:

    Touche Cindy

    1. theonlycin says:

      Mersee bowcooop NA ;p

  2. LOL – I knew we’d have some wonderful contributions to this one 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’m looking forward to reading 🙂

  3. Madmom says:

    Love it! *joins in the cackling*

  4. Baglady says:

    🙂 This is why I read your blog. Learned a new word and you made me smile.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Love you Baglady, thanks 🙂

  5. HI Cindy,
    I agree with baglady, I learn new things from yorur blog every time. I love your style too.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you very much Mirella 🙂

  6. slpmartin says:

    Always a joy to read over my morning coffee, but I appear to have missed something yesterday. Thanks for the smiles.

    1. theonlycin says:

      No, you didn’t miss anything. My friend SideView issues a word every Friday as a weekend theme.

  7. adeeyoyo says:

    Wish you could have helped me, lol, but none of your suggestions fit my contribution – finished except for the last line!!! Never mind, it will come to me (I hope). 😀

    1. theonlycin says:

      C’mon adee, let’s see it!

  8. Out my way, people have adopted a new way of insulting and taking it back. I hate it.

    Whatever the insult is, all that is imagined to be needed to recind is the phrase, “…I’m just sayin’…”

    Grumble

    1. theonlycin says:

      *Grumbles along with Rik*

  9. Half-pint says:

    Some wonderful ones here Cin; I just wish I could think of them at the appropriate times 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      That’s just what I wish too Shorty!

  10. Val says:

    LMAO You are in fine witty form my dear and I savoured this one. Dorothy Parker is getting wind of your antics on the other side is quite suitably impressed mon amis.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hope she’ll have a nice dry martini waiting for me when I join her Val 🙂

  11. supagran says:

    Well done, I wonder who it is that is so disliked by her friends? hmmmmm……

    1. theonlycin says:

      Keep guessing Supa 😉

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