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The 20 Best Insults in Fiction, RANKED

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"He was a bad painter and a vicious gossip, with a vocabulary composed almost entirely of obscenities, guttural verbs, and the word 'postmodernist'." —The Secret History, Donna Tartt


(This is exactly how we all want to be talked up by our acquaintances on opposite day.)

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