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More Mice with Fangs: Intermediate Punnett Squares

A Punnet Insult Generator

The basic idea of a Punnett square is simply a way to illustrate all possible ways that 2 lists of things can be combined. The table below is sort of a large, non-genetic Punnett square showing how adjectives and nouns can be combined to create insults for fun and profit. Along the top we'll list 7 possible adjectives, and along the side we'll list 7 possible nouns. Put your cursor over the boxes to see the insults appear.

  1. slab-faced 2. one-eyed 3. clap-trap 4. gangly-legged 5. snaggle-toothed 6. club-footed 7. slimy-skinned
1. pancake slab-faced
pancake
one-eyed
pancake
clap-trap
pancake
gangly-legged
pancake
snaggle-toothed
pancake
club-footed
pancake
slimy-skinned
pancake
2. cnidarian slab-faced
cnidarian
one-eyed
cnidarian
clap-trap
cnidarian
gangly-legged
cnidarian
snaggle-toothed
cnidarian
club-footed
cnidarian
slimy-skinned
cnidarian
3. half-orc slab-faced
half-orc
one-eyed
half-orc
clap-trap
half-orc
gangly-legged
half-orc
snaggle-toothed
half-orc
club-footed
half-orc
slimy-skinned
half-orc
4. political wanna-be slab-faced
political wanna-be
one-eyed
political wanna-be
clap-trap
political wanna-be
gangly-legged
political wanna-be
snaggle-toothed
political wanna-be
club-footed
political wanna-be
slimy-skinned
political wanna-be
5. social butterfly slab-faced
social butterfly
one-eyed
social butterfly
clap-trap
social butterfly
gangly-legged
social butterfly
snaggle-toothed
social butterfly
club-footed
social butterfly
slimy-skinned
social butterfly
6. supermodel slab-faced
supermodel
one-eyed
supermodel
clap-trap
supermodel
gangly-legged
supermodel
snaggle-toothed
supermodel
club-footed
supermodel
slimy-skinned
supermodel
7. spawn of evil slab-faced
spawn of evil
one-eyed
spawn of evil
clap-trap
spawn of evil
gangly-legged
spawn of evil
snaggle-toothed
spawn of evil
club-footed
spawn of evil
slimy-skinned
spawn of evil

Now click go to choose your insult:

Insult-O-Matic



adjective: -6-

noun:

-1-

Excuse me, sir/ma'am, you are a
pea-brained popsicle


By the way, how many possible insults are there?

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I think I have the answer: 49 insults (7 nouns * 7 adjectives), you slimy-skinned pancake!