Throwing Shade Renaissance Style

Alternately titled “wherein we learn the Italian art of how to use a salad recipe to insult both the Germans and the English”.

Intro

The expressions “throw shade“, “throwing shade“, or simply “shade“, are slang terms for a certain type of insult, often nonverbal. Anna Holmes called shade “the art of the sidelong insult”. Merriam-Webster defines it as “subtle, sneering expression of contempt for or disgust with someone—sometimes verbal, and sometimes not”.

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