April 29, 2016

Shakespeare v. Bieber: Who has the best lines?


Shakespeare Vs BieberYou know that chap, what’s his name… William Shakespeare?

Died 400 years ago this year? Ringing any bells…?

Well, apparently, according to a survey commissioned by Deezer, as reported in the Independent, only 38% questioned recognized famous quotes, including “To be or not to be” as being written by the Bard.

But would you Belieb it, 43% recognized lyrics from that famous wordsmith Justin Bieber, whose classic lines include “Baby, baby, baby, oooh” and “Is it too late now to say sorry? Cause I’m missing more than just your body, oh.”

If you too are dismayed by this disgraceful lack of knowledge displayed by our fellow kinsman, what better way to express one’s distaste than by borrowing Shakespeare’s best insults, which might we add are much more imaginative than today’s mundane expletives. Pick your favourite from the below and use today!

Could Shakespeare really have invented ‘your mum’ jokes? Let’s choose to believe so.

For when one insult just isn’t enough.

Luxurious goats are my favourite.

Nothing like insulting someone’s spleen to cause real upset.


Almost as insulting as telling someone to ‘smile!’

Simply a classic.

What a guy!

Well, we can’t all be super models.

Mmmmm cheese.

Ketchup or brown?

An excellent way of telling someone to take a hike.

Which would you choose to hurl at Bieber?

Discover many more courtesy of The Independent, The Telegraph and Shortlist.



Nikki Griffiths is the managing director of Melville House UK.