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I read this in the papers some years ago, I think it was Manila Standard, and I found them so funny I kept a clipping of it. Mathew Parris’s Scorn is a collection of memorable insults, put downs and barbs.

“May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits.” — Arab curse

“I fart in your general direction.” – Monty Python and the Holy Grail

“May you be cursed with chronic anxiety about the weather.” – John Burroughs

“This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.” – Dorothy Parker on a book by Benito Mussolini

“I think it would be a good idea.” – Mahatma Gandhi on being asked what he thinks of Western civilization

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