Some characters are known for their sharp wit and frequent barbs. Tyrion Lannister is the most prolific insulter in Westeros. He can take it just as well as he can dish it out and is never wanting for a great comeback. Insults must run in the Lannister blood, as Cersei can also be relied upon for an epic burn. However, she usually lacks the wordplay and artistry of Tyrion, choosing instead to hurt her target as deeply as possible.
Many GoT insults focus on the target's birth. Was your mother a whore? Get ready to hear about it for the rest of your life. But nothing is off limits and there's no shortage of classic jabs at another person's looks, pointed statements about one's talents (or lack thereof) on the battlefield, and sarcastic mentions of a man's lack of honor.
Vote up the absolute best insults from Game of Thrones - either the HBO series or the George R. R. Martin books. If your favorite put down isn't here, add it below.
Cersei: You know that you're not half as clever as you think.
Tyrion: That still makes me twice as clever as you.
Cersei: It's all fallen on me...
Tyrion: As has Jaime repeatedly, according to Stannis Baratheon.
Cersei: “Ah yes, the famously tart-tongued Queen of Thorns."
Olenna: “And the famous tart, Queen Cersei."
Cersei: “As for your veiled threats…"
Olenna: “What veil?"
S5E6, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”
Tyrion: I'm not questioning your honor, Lord Janos. I'm denying its existence.S2E2, "The Night Lands"