From "Dotard" To "Old, Insane, B***h": Here's A List Of North Korea's Most Memorable Insults

Tyler Durden's picture

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un unwittingly set the internet on fire Thursday night when he proclaimed that US President and purported Kim BFF Donald Trump was a “mentally deranged dotard” and a “rogue and a gangster.”

Kim’s usage of the arcane vocab word prompted hundreds of thousands of people ask Google what exactly is a dotard? (for the record, it’s a pejorative term for a senile old man).

As the Sun newspaper points out, Kim’s latest viral proclamation follows a pattern of North Korean media serving up memorable – if sometimes nonsensical – soundbites in their attacks on American politicians.

And in a list dating back to the Bush Administration - when Kim Jong Un's father Kim Jong Il was still running the country - the Sun recounts some of North Korea's most memorable missives to their American “imperialist” adversaries.

Cory Gardner:

When Senator Corey Gardner called Kim a “whack job” in May, the dictator was less than pleased. State media quickly responded, saying that Gardner was “human dirt”.

A statement said: "It is a serious provocation that Gardner, like a psychopath, dare to bear the evil that dares our highest dignity.

"It is America’s misfortune that a man mixed in with human dirt like Gardner, who has lost basic judgement and body hair, could only spell misfortune for the United States."


In 2014, North Korea branded then-US President Barack Obama a "juvenile delinquent", a "clown" and a "dirty fellow.” The North’s remarks verged on outright racism when they said Obama "still has the figure of monkey while the human race has evolved through millions of years."

KCNA added that Obama "does not even have the basic appearances of a human being" and, in a particularly vile statement, called him: "a wicked black monkey".

John Kerry:

Also in 2014, an unidentified North Korean spokesperson poetically described then-Secretary of State John Kerry a "wolf donning the mask of sheep" who had a "hideous lantern jaw.”

Hillary Clinton:

Kerry’s predecessor, Hillary Clinton, was described in 2009 as "by no means intelligent" and a "funny lady".

"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping," an unnamed North Korean source said.

Park Geun-Hye:

The reclusive regime has also made former South Korean President Park Geun-hye a popular target, alternately naming her as a "senile granny", a "tailless, old, insane bitch", and "a traitor for all times".

George W Bush:

North Korea famously labeled Bush a “hooligan” who “looked like a chicken soaked in rain.”

Dick Cheney:

The former vice president was accused of being “a most cruel monster and bloody-thirsty beast.” Yet no jokes about his aim.

Donald Rumsfeld

The North blasted Rummy, labeling him a “political dwarf” and “human scum.”

If there’s an upside to the US’s reluctance to foment regime change in the North, it’s that North Korea’s leader, and its ministry of propaganda, will probably keep churning out these colorful little nuggets.

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williambanzai7's picture

You have to admit, they have their own style...and its hard to disagree with most of these descriptions.

TeamDepends's picture

Yup, Obongo is a "dirty fellow" because he likes to take the dirt road.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

You can see them all sitting around the table, eating kimchi and looking at a Korean-English thesaurus.  "Oh look,Hillary a queaf!"

Newsboy's picture

Good as Kim's stuff is, I'm sure it packs a lot more wallop in Korean.

whotookmyalias's picture

This is ZeroHedge.What the fuck is a B***h?  Fucking spell it out bitchez

techpriest's picture

Why is it that when I look at Cheney and Rumsfeld, I can't help but think of Two Face and the Joker?

Though... for Cheney, Two Face isn't enough. Maybe Pin Head? Palpatine?

J Jason Djfmam's picture

Broth? Beach? Bench? Blech? Belch? Birch? Birth?

I'm out.

tion's picture

This timeline is so amusing, I don't know how people can not see the humor in the dank trolling and bantz flying around XD  Instead it makes them hysterical.  Almost like they would prefer the bombs to start dropping again. 


Radical Marijuana's picture

Yes, particularly regarding Cheney, since he was necessarily one of the insiders to enable the false flag attacks on 9/11/2001 to become successfully staged pretexts for mass murdering millions of people. Indeed, Cheney acted like “a most cruel monster and bloody-thirsty beast.”

Gead's picture

Damn Bill Tora-Tora-Tora.... I thought the same thing. I found it hard not to both - agree and laugh at all of them.

lasvegaspersona's picture

3 kids on 55th and Halstead doing the dozens could beat that stuff. Norks need to way up their game or go home in Shame...'tailless'? is that even an insult? !Hillary's! own team had nastier shit to say about her. Bush being a wet chicken...just truth....

Maybe all this name calling is rapprochement and not intended to be harsh at all.

ThePhantom's picture

pretty sober judges of character

MasterControl's picture

Most of these descriptions read like they come straight from the progresive movement.

HardAssets's picture

What's most alarming is that, apparently, thousands of Americans had to look up the word 'dotard'.

To all you 'teachers' and professors out there taking a paycheck & pension for dumbing down the population- 'Fuck you !' (A phrase you won't even need to look up.)

Obsidian Samctum's picture

I would rather a war of words than an actual war.

stacking12321's picture

How about an actual war where only the politicians fight each other?

armageddon addahere's picture

I'd love to see them fight it out with socks filled with horse shit.

secretargentman's picture

To the death. Then hang the winner for murder. 

land_of_the_few's picture

How about more of this battling-MCs type banter. OMG I nearly cried with laughter. Awesome. The stuff from the US side is good too.

The "more-than a grain of truth" and "can't-possibly say that" factors in some of their declarations are the best parts.

Can we assume these are translated? Or are the NKs working 24/7 through the best English thesaurus available?

God help us if they discover colloquial English or slang dictionaries. :D


Trogdor's picture

Remember that commercial from the 70's with exactly that theme?

Man, I'd pay money to see the Parliament of Whores LAPSE-dropped into a combat zone.... a LOT of money....

remoran's picture

I agree with all three statements without question. :)


FullHedge1's picture

The Obama one is spot on. Fucking monkey.

aloha_snakbar's picture

Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping


She looks like a pensioner going shopping for a primary schoolgirl


Fixed it...

iClaudius's picture

I wish they'd insult these people.

aloha_snakbar's picture

...a wicked black monkey


I dunno... I have met some black monkeys I actually liked...

Pollygotacracker's picture

President Trump came up with the phrase 'Rocket Man'. Perfect.

Ward no. 6's picture

i like the phrase 'barking dog' better

pretty much sums up trump

aloha_snakbar's picture

Am I missing something? Where are the insults?

Aussiekiwi's picture

Dude, he said of Hillary...'Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl' that must be deeply offensive to schoolgirls the world over.

BlueHorseShoeLovesDT's picture

Have you seen a North Korean school girl?

land_of_the_few's picture

Enlighten us with your expertise :P

Aussiekiwi's picture

North’s remarks verged on outright racism when they said Obama "still has the figure of monkey while the human race has evolved through millions of years."

If those remarks only 'verge' on on outright racism I would like to see what IS considered outright racism..

WTFUD's picture

Dennis Rodman is a close friend so it's just personal.

WTFUD's picture

I'm warming by the day to Kimmy! Mind you there's plenty of material to be had in that giant circus act called DC.

Albertarocks's picture

KIM:  "Obama behaves like a cotton headed ninny muggin.  Yes that's it, he is a cotton headed nigger muffin."

MsCreant's picture

I clicked the bait.

I read these to my husband and laughed pretty hard. 

It was worth it. 

Father ¢hristmas's picture

Lol@ this Tyler putting quotation marks around imperialist in regards to America.

ZeroBeek's picture

American snowflakes feel very upset by insults.

Only the USA has the privelage to insult other nations . 

Mena Arkansas's picture

I can confirm Corey Gardner is indeed "human dirt".

He is opposed to white people standing up for their own interests. Apparently that privilege is only reserved for blacks, browns and jews.

He also totally mis-characterized what happend in Charlottesville. Blaming the alt-white for the violence of the commie left.

Cory Gardner kicked off his day of three solo, in-person town halls across the state — his first such events in more than a year — by reiterating his disgust of white nationalist groups and their violent actions over the weekend in Virginia.

Yen Cross's picture

  What's good for the Goose, is good for the Gander ?

   $usd wants to liberate the world? [ the holes and cracks are really starting to show]

Moribundus's picture
NK also created documentary about west and US: PROPAGANDA North Korea Documentary Film

Cabreado's picture

The less convenient, but more truthful approach would be to denounce false, corrupt leadership at home as well as the workings of the little dweeb in NK, all at once.

One of We's picture

“mentally deranged dotard”
"hideous lantern jaw.”
"a wicked black monkey"
"a pensioner going shopping"
“looked like a chicken soaked in rain.”

Rocket man is growing on me.....that's some good shit Dennis Miller would be proud of right there....

Moribundus's picture

Trump is loser anyway. He was nostalgic and soewhere he digged out that once he 've heard song ROCKET MAN by Elton John so for america is ok use it like NUCLEAR HURRICANE term

Moribundus's picture

meanwhile Stalin and Hitler. Before Stalin beat US and British oligarchs in proxy war with Hitler Stalin was 2x and Hitler 1x Man of the year in Time magazine

DaBard51's picture

Use an English thesaurus, North Korean writers can...

Some, SAT - level words, they are.  "Dotard", for example.

From New York Times crossword puzzles?  Hmmmm...


When nine hundred years old you become, look this good you will not.

Uranium Mountain's picture

Waiting to wake up in the morning and see Kim has popped a Nuke off in the Pacific.  It's the weekend after all.  Another news release of more threats is already expected after Trumps speech  tonight.

Mineshaft Gap's picture

It is America’s misfortune that a man mixed in with human dirt like Gardner, who has lost basic judgement and body hair, could only spell misfortune for the United States.

The mini-Goebbels writing this stuff has the cushiest gig in all Norkland. After the Supreme Oompa Loompa, of course.

It's the Velvet Elvis school of propaganda but it has its moments -- the bit about losing "basic judgment and body hair" is funnier than two-thirds of SNL's material.