Who can deny the satisfaction in coming up with the right words at the right time to put a rude, insulting, or otherwise unpleasant person in their place? For hilarious lessons in the fine art of rapier-sharp retort, pungent put-down, and ego-crushing malediction, we can turn to the master, William Shakespeare. Though more famous for romantic sonnets, Shakespeare also penned some of the most memorably vile personal appraisals, brutal jokes, and lewd, scurrilous insinuations ever to grace the English language. This decimating deck of 48 cards features fill-in-the-blank bawdiness on each front, where the sources are also cited. The completed quip, cuss, or curse is presented on the backside, a familiar target for the bard’s more puerile disparagements. Contextual notes—i.e., who is abusing whom, why, and in what play—support each quotation.
- With 48 fact-filled cards per package, Knowledge Cards are a great source of condensed information—all in a deck the size of a pack of playing cards.
- Knowledge Cards are like small books—packed full of information and fun
- Use as flash cards, or as a quiz game