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What are some rude comeback sayings?

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Examples of rude comeback sayings include, "I'd like to see things from your point of view, but I can't get my head that far up my butt," "I was going to give you a nasty look, but I see that you already have one," and "Were you held back one grade or two?" Comebacks are typically used to put down a person based on their looks, lack of intelligence or interests, or to punish him for being rude or mean.

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Some very distinguished figures were adept at insulting their opponents. Abraham Lincoln said of an adversary, "He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of anyone I know." Winston Churchill was quoted as saying, "You have all the virtues I despise and none of the vices I admire."

Some rude retorts are situational based on personal attributes. A rejoinder at a skinny person would go, "If you ate a meatball, you would look like you were pregnant." Similarly, a heavyset person may receive a zinger such as, "Are you thinking what I'm thinking? No, because I'm not thinking about Twinkies." A mean rejoinder for an attractive, but vain person, is, "I thought you were attractive, but then you opened your mouth."

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