Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Smug Ass' Guide to Verbal Superiority

Today's installment of A Smug Ass' Guide to Verbal Superiority features a word that should always be in handy reach when a quick, show-stopping insult is in order.  When the end of an otherwise perfectly amicable relationship is required, troglodyte never fails to deliver dissolution better.

By pulling out the troglodyte card you can show the world that you are adroit and erudite at the fine art of insult through the use of multisyllabic elocution.  So, troglodytes, you subterranean boneheads, enjoy.

trog-lo-dyte, noun
1a.  A member of a fabulous or prehistoric race of people that lived in caves, dens or holes.  b.   A person considered to be reclusive, reactionary, out of date, or brutish.
2a. An anthropoid ape, such as a gorilla, or chimpanzee.  b.  An animal that lives underground, as an ant or worm.

Use it with gusto and zeal.  But remember, The Lawyer and The Engineer are not responsible for any physical harm that may result from the unwieldy use of said stinging rebuke.  Caveat Emptor, troglodytes!


  1. A tried and true strategy that has worked for me since 2006 was to just end the argument with idiots by calling them "shitheads" and declaring victory.

    Trogladyte has a more academic ring to it though I admit. But most of these creationist fools wouldn't know what one is. They have first hand knowledge of shitheadedness though.

  2. Lawyer and Engineer,
    I think Troglodyte's an excellent suggestion and will add it to my speech forthwith!

    Only caution might be with the educated Bill Buckley type of Right Winger who might confuse it with being called a Trotskyist.