Roasts are pretty popular these days - between entire subreddits dedicated to roasting strangers to high-profile roasts that exist solely to ruin Ann Coulter's day. But the concept of roasting someone so thoroughly that they need to be rushed to the burn ward is as old as language itself - so here are some of the most brutal, unforgiving roasts throughout human history...



1. Winston Churchill was pretty savage.

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2. At once, both extremely savage and wonderfully polite.

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3. Maybe the greatest moment in reality show history...

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For reference, Simon's reaction:

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4. That is the exact kind of burn you would expect from an ancient philosopher.

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5. Apparently the reply "THIS. IS. SPARTA!" was actually WAY MORE WORDS THAN NECESSARY.

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6. A difference of 16,000 points. Insane.

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7. "I bet elections will NEVER get more contentious and mean-spirited than this!" - some dude in 1800

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8. Note: the Lord of Sandwich is not referring to Jared Fogle.

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9. This roast burns more than my Civ cities when Gandhi nukes 'em.

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10. Behold, the most brutal response in all of recorded history:

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