Culpeper also touches on sarcasm – which can be thought of as ‘Mock politeness’ ,“Yeah, right”, and its opposite – ‘Mock Impoliteness’ e.g.
“… an advertising slogan used by an Australian butcher ‘Eat beef you bastards’.“ He also covers the idea of ‘Creative impoliteness’ which is very prevalent today, but reminds us again of Shakespeare, who was a past master at such things : “[Thou] [clay-brained] [guts], [thou] [knotty-pated] [fool], [thou] [whoreson obscene greasy] [tallow-catch]!” Henry IV Part 1
More information: Professor Culpeper provides an on-line politeness resource “[ Warning: Needless to say, this web [sic] will contain language that some will find offensive. ]”. It was made possible by a three-year £214,712.62 Research Fellowship awarded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) (RES-063-27-0015) ‘Impoliteness :Using language to cause offence’
Bonus : More Shakespearean insults can be found here :
You starvelling, you eel-skin, you dried neat’s-tongue, you bull’s-pizzle, you stock-fish–O for breath to utter what is like thee!-you tailor’s-yard, you sheath, you bow-case, you vile standing tuck!
Henry IV Part 1