Our word for the day, which I encountered for the first time today in my English 101 class:
CHURL: noun. 1. a medieval peasant, 2. a rude ill-bred person, 3. a stingy morose person. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/churl)
The word ‘churl’ was used during the period in England when practices like knighthood, chivalry and courtly love were still prevalent. Basically, a churl is a commoner. By extension, this would mean that he/she is uncouth and uncivilized, thus the definition above. This term would prove to be quite handy when you want to insult someone and still sound intelligent. For example:
‘Your churlish manners are vexing me.’ or
‘Get your grubby hands off me, you churl.’
Study the situation carefully and use the word as you see fit. Once effectively utilized, bask at the sight of the insultee’s dumbfounded expression.
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