Talk:Maternal insult

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Translated part from de.wikipedia[edit]

Historic Example: Bible, Joram, & Jehu[edit]

Ncsuandrew12 (talk) 20:39, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

The Joram/Jehu "historic example" from the Bible should probably either be removed, or amended to note that Jehu's statement alludes to actual actions taken by Jezebel ( the slaughter of "the Lord's prophets" in 1 Kings 18:4,[1] hosting the prophets of Baal as mentioned in 1 Kings 18:19,[2] threatening Elijah the prophet in 1 Kings 19:2,[3] and her role in the defamation and murder of Naboth in 1 Kings 21[4]). In fact, Jezebel is arguably the most villainous portrayal of a woman in the Bible (example comparisons: Potiphar's wife,[5] Solomon's wives,[6][7] and Sapphira in the New Testament[8]).

Also note that 2 Kings 3[9] (the account of Joram becoming king) refers to the sins of "his father and mother" as being idol-worship (specifically, Baal; also, Jeroboam's calves). Idolatry (especially when practiced by Israel as a whole) is frequently referred to as "harlotry" or "adultery" in the historical books and prophetic books of the Old Testament.

I point this out because maternal insults typically have little or no basis in fact (and even if they did, the speaker usually has no knowledge of this), which is inconsistent with the Joram/Jehu example. Also, from the page:

The phrase is usually not literally meant as a direct insult to a person's mother, but is supposed to describe a type of imaginative fantasy person with the said characteristics.


Semi-protected edit request on 12 November 2016[edit]

Modern Examples

Your mother is... ↓

--So fat that...

-When she sat on An I-pod she turned it into an I-Pad! -She occupies ALL of wall street! -She is on both sides of the family! -When she is on an elevator, it HAS to go down! -I took a photo of her 3 months ago and it's STILL printing! -She walked in front of me while I was watching TV, and 3 episodes have gone by before I started watching again! -The EMPIRE STATE BUILDING has less square footage!

--So ugly that...

-She made one direction turn around! -Medusa is jealous! -when she tried to join an ugly contest, they said "Sorry, no professionals"! -She made an onion cry!

--So stupid that...

-She climbed a glass wall to see the other side! -She climbed Mountain Dew! -When she muggs people, she throws a cup at them! HyperboleIsTheBestThingEVA (talk) 23:47, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

Not done per WP:IINFO, WP:GNG... examples are uncited. It's also unclear how this adds to the article at this point — Andy W. (talk) 08:14, 13 November 2016 (UTC)