Guys, btw, this is an actual insult
if he calls your mother a hamster, it indicates that she is a fast-breeding rodent— you can get the insult there
and if he says your father smelt of elderberries, well, wine was primarily made from elderberries in the time of king arthur. he’s calling his dad a drunk
more you know
[pushes glasses up nose] ACTUALLY you’re more right than you know, but for entirely the wrong reasons.
"The word nīþ is alluded to in the Monty Python film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975). Characters called The Knights who say “Ni” are encountered. They use the word “Ni” in a very similar manner described as the ancient Germanic word, nīþ. The setting of the film is the year 787 C.E. in England, an time and location that would have been knowledgeable and influenced by ancient Germanic customs and language." [recently edited out of Wikipedia, but not before I caught it]
So the Knights Who Say Ni were, in fact, probably using an ancient Germanic cuss in a proper historical context.
Monty Python and The Holy Grail….one of the most historically accurate movies about the Middle Ages. Seriously.