Hilarious Archaic Insults Trump and Kim Jong-Un Could Twitter
Our mature and very diplomatic president Trump (not) may have met his match with the equally spoiled, immature leader of North Korea who obviously loves to use Twitter for insult matches as much as Trump does. Since there is a language and culture difference, it got me to wondering if one of them used an old word of insult the other was not familiar with and picturing a cabinet meeting asking whether they had been insulted and what did that word actually mean? Whether the nations’ leaders plan to follow up their verbal sparring with actual military force, or whether they’re just having a little schoolyard fun at the expense of the rest of the world’s already-frazzled nerves remains to be seen. But if nothing else comes of this latest incident, at least the latest insult word “dotard” is having a moment.
The current back-and-forth insults between U.S. and North Korean heads of state Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have been public, prominent and colorful. After President Trump referred to Kim as “Rocket Man” during a speech at the United Nations, the North Korean supreme leader issued a statement referring to Trump as a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard.” According to reports, North Korea’s communications team has been known to use out-of-date English-Korean dictionaries for translation. (So maybe there’s something to the 45th American president’s claims that he has the best words.) Yeah right! I believe his favorite phrase is “billions and billions and billions” of whatever. Lol! According to the Associated Press, the Korean word that Kim Jong-un used to insult Donald Trump was ‘neukdari”. It’s a derogatory term for a lazy or useless older person, and in the context it was used, could be alternately interpreted as “crazy beast lunatic.” I can live with that.
Doing a little Google research, I found some great antiquated names these man-child leaders could use against each other that at one time had a big “spit in your face” power.
1. Dotard. So, Kim Jong-Un called Donald Trump a dotard. What is that, exactly? The term goes back to the 1300s, and means someone who’s in his or her dotage, which, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is “a state or period of senile decay marked by decline of mental poise and alertness.”
2. Mumpsimus. Ever met someone who sticks to their ways despite being shown better or more correct approaches? Perhaps you’ve got that relative who just prefers not to use smartphone shortcuts or hotkey combinations on their laptop or use a computer at all. Congrats, you’re related to a mumpsimus!
3. Snoutband. Everyone’s got that finicky friend who only interrupts or chimes in to correct another person. You may call them know-it-alls who live to contradict with an irritating “well, technically,” or just plain old mansplainers.
4. Medlar. It is a fruit that gave name to an insult in Victorian, Elizabethan and earlier times. The medlar is a type of hard-skinned fruit with a wide-open tip, and the only time it’s soft enough to eat is when it’s on the verge of going bad, so it was often associated with rottenness, and was an insulting reference to prostitution, genitals and rear ends. Yuck!
5. Snollygoster. This is what you call someone who, shrewd and cunning as they may be, seems to be motivated by no principles whatsoever? It was popularized in the 1890s by the Georgia politician Col. H. J. W. Ham.
6. Slumgullion. Want to insult someone’s cooking? The word’s gone through some changes over its lifespan, but means an unappetizing or cheaply made, muddy looking stew or being an emotional mess.
Susan Z’s Conclusion:
As hilarious as the words sound for insult, we are still talking about two world leaders calling each other names like school boys in a yard fight. Boys who have some serious nuclear weapon power at their disposal. I don’t think this war of words with the Korean leader and our president is going to end nor do I think it will go nuclear either.
Ten of Swords:
Bad situation where you are being challenged to grow. This is only going to get worse with North Korea if Trump does not back off and he is not known to concede on any point ever.
The World: Inverted (Upside Down)
Ultimate success with something and a happy conclusion. Since inverted, it shows this war of words between two world powers on Twitter will be a no-win situation.
The Hermit: Inverted
Going within to find answers and wanting isolation. Well, this one wasn’t hard. Both these world leaders blame everyone else for what is not going their way and absolutely want to be the center of attention at all costs.
Susan Z Rich is an emotional addiction counselor, spiritual intuitive and holistic therapist. She counsels others to see life in a more positive way and teaches personal accountability for life choices. She is also the author of several children’s books and Soul Windows…Secrets From The Divine. (life cycles) Learn more at her website: www.szrwhitewings.com