An insult is an innocuous, non-violent technique used to weaken the knees of another. It must come laden with guile and must be delivered with deliberate measure. An insult must never be coarse; it must be polished, subtle and painfully polite. That way the insulted can never tell what hurt them the most; the insult itself or the sheer articulate propriety of its deliverer.
Oscar Wilde once said, 'Always be kind to your enemies, nothing annoys them more' .