12 Most Memorable Insults of All Time

Some of these you will find amusing others you may find them quite bitter. Take a look at some of the best insults in history:

12. Gerald Ford to Ronald Reagan

“Ronnie doesn’t dye his hair he’s just permanently orange.”

11. Oscar Wild to England

“Thinking is the unhealthiest disease in the world, and people die of it just as they die of any disease. Luckily, in England at any rate, thought is not catching.” Ouch Oscar , take it easy.

10. Joan Rivers to Price Charles:

“Prince Charles’s ears are so big he could hang-glide over the Falklands!”

9. King Edward VIII of England to Americans

“The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.”

8. Frankie Boyle to Mel Gibson


“Nobody thought Mel Gibson could play a Scot, but look at him now! Alcoholic and a racist!”

7. Dorothy Parker to a drunken man

The famous “A Star Is Born” American writer, Dorothy Parker went all out with a response to a drunken man who was claiming “he couldn’t bear fools” saying “Apparently your mother could.”

6. Pope John Paul XXIII to a curious person

Pope John Paul XXIII made one of the best insults on Vatican employees when asked: When asked “How many people work in the Vatican?” responding: “About half.”

5. Roseanne Barr on her ex-husband Tom Arnold

“We were trying to get pregnant, but I forgot one of us had to have a penis.” That must of burnt Tom.

4. John Montagu and John Wilkes

This is a spicy one as well. During one of their verbal matches, Montagu turned to Wilkes and said, “Upon my soul, Wilkes, I don’t know whether you’ll die upon the gallows, or of syphilis.” Wilkes retorted, “That will depend, my Lord, on whether I embrace your principles, or your mistress.” Hahahaaaaaaa I can’t stop laughing.

3. Abraham Lincoln to opposition

Abraham Lincoln created one of the best self insults of all time. The well loved but not so handsome President was being criticized of being two faced. He gave the best response: “If I had two faces, do you think I’d be wearing this one?”

2. Gandhi to western civilization

Gandhi indeed attributed to peace and non-violence, but he was quite witty with his opponents. One such incident was when Gandhi traveled to London and a reporter asked him what he thought of Western civilization. Gandhi responded with this withering remark: “I think it would be a good idea.” No one was expecting that, were they?

1. Winston Churchill to Lady Astor

Number 1 on our list we have no one but Sir Winston Churchill who had a very famous row with Lady Astor when she commented: “If you were my husband, I’d poison your tea.” Now you are thinking what was Churchill’s response? “Madame, if you were my wife, I’d drink it.”

Harshhh…but hilarious