Ancient Rome

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Many wonderful examples of workplace insults are found in Roman graffiti. Here is a detail from a wall near the Coliseum, which reads, "Dominus est non gradus anus rodentum!" (Translation: The boss isn't worth a rat's ass!) Several other inscriptions were found on the same wall, including “My master is a real cretin, but he was not born on the island of Crete, if you know what I mean.”