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    I'm trying to go clean with this screenplay, just to open up my audience a bit. Looking for some of your fave & effective PG-13 insults. I'm impartial to "moron", but I could use a database from some other screenwriters...something more intense than "nerd" but not so "$%#@*&".


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    Nimrod is one of my favorites


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    Perhaps you'd be best localizing the insults (I assume the audience is from Canada) and also adjusted to the age demographics of the audience. This also gets into the soul of the actors, whether they are legacy, traditional, chic, etc. You might even want to consider parroting other en-vogue media (popular TV show, etc) or conversely using a sarcastic parody based on inflection, timing/pace, etc.

    Then again, perhaps you're looking for something unique and forums like this could be helpful. Let's see, off the cuff my contributions would be:

    - Dickweed Dandy
    - Buckwheat (dated from the Little Rascals but the inflection always works well)

    Also consider name adaptations of unpopular political or other famous celebrities if the insult hits the mark.


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    Quote Originally Posted by moonlitnite
    Also consider name adaptations of unpopular political or other famous celebrities if the insult hits the mark.
    "You know I always thought Matt Damon was a bit of a Streisand, but he rocks in this movie."

    To answer the main question watch Dodgeball, or Zoolander or Anchorman.

    Anchorman has great ones because nobody but Will Ferrell would think of "You're a smelly hooker that lives with pirates!"


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    Not this time, I'm making a point to keep out all the allusions to confine the characters to themselves.
    I didnt know my target audience was supposed to be exclusively from Canada. Maybe I'll throw in some igloo humour....or maybe your just being Buckwheat haha.
    I dont think that this is really about it being a kid movie, but I think in this case it'd be classier not to cuss. Thanks so far


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    Quote Originally Posted by moonlitnite
    - Buckwheat (dated from the Little Rascals but the inflection always works well)
    That's what I call my youngest boy. That and Lunchbox.


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    hahah lunchbox!


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    It's very British, but one of my favorite insults of all time is "silly moo". I forget which movie that was from (might have been My Beautiful Launderette)?

    Also very British, but "slag" is always satisfying ("she's a right slag, that one").

    Oscar Wilde is not a bad source to study. Here are some quotes from "The Importance of Being Earnest";

    “Relations are simply a tedious pack of people, who haven’t got the remotest knowledge of how to live, nor the smallest instinct about when to die”

    “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his”

    "You seem to be displaying signs of triviality"

    "35 is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained 35 for years"

    “The only way to behave to a woman is to make love to her, if she is pretty, and to someone else, if she is plain”

    “Women only [call each other sister] when they have called each other a lot of other things first”

    “In married life, three is company and two is none”

    "To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose both looks like carelessness."
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    Jerkoid. Courtesy of The Monster Squad.

    What about assclown? Too much?


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    PG13?
    Here you go, a few off the top of my head:

    jackass
    horse's ass
    jerkoff
    punk
    punkass
    punkass bitch
    sneakyass bicth
    little bitch
    bitch boy
    crap face
    ass face
    fart face
    turd
    turdlet
    touch hole
    pig
    pig face
    waste of space
    waste of time
    total waste
    sack of crap
    dillweed
    dick
    dickhead
    monkey butt
    crap stick
    buttface
    jerkwad
    troglodyte
    canker
    canker sore
    stink face
    bum
    loser
    dingaling
    dork
    block head
    screw up
    stupid-ass
    bungler
    dunderhead
    dung head
    dung for brains
    dung beetle
    pee brain
    piss ant
    pipsqueak
    nutso
    nutjob
    monkey ass
    jerk squad
    moron
    idiot
    imbecile
    clueless
    crank
    grouch
    grump
    grumpy ass bitch
    pecker head
    poop brain
    nincompoop
    dumbass
    dufus
    jerkasuarus
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