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Profanity can be fun and compelling to use, but when it comes to insulting other people, it rarely achieves the desired effect. More often than not, spewing a strain of curses just makes people sound dull and rude and brutish, rather than genuinely insulting the target of frustration.

Instead, next time you want somebody to get wrecked, try some of these awesome cutting burns that don't use any profanity at all!

1. Look, I have neither the time nor the crayons to explain this to you.

2. Wow. Your family tree must be a circle.

3. Sweetheart, you're not pretty enough to be stupid...

4. Ah. So you're the reason we have warning labels on everything.

5. Everyone who has ever loved you was wrong.

6. You're about as much use as a chocolate teapot.

7. It must be difficult for you, exhausting your entire vocabulary in one sentence.

8. 2090 called. Turns out you're dead and you wasted all your time on Earth.

9. Sometimes I wonder who ties your shoes for you in the morning.

10. You sure make a lot of noise for someone who says absolutely nothing.