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.
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."