Vintage vinegar valentines: mass-produced insult cards

Valelelel"Vinegar valentines" are insult greeting cards popular in the 19th and early 20th century. Over at Collectors Weekly, Lisa Hix shares a fine selection of these snarky missives. "Happy Valentine’s Day, I Hate You"


    1. Probably because no one knows what “two bits” is nowadays.  It’s even more of an insult now as well, because you could actually *buy* something with a quarter when that insult was current.

        1. Hi-oh! *rimshot*

          I can see the “one quarter of a byte” being of more current interest than the original “twenty-five cents”, i.e. this guy is so low in worthy data that he’s a two-bit chump, kinda thing.

          1. As quoth Weird Al:

            “In a 32-bit world you’re a 2-bit user;
            You’ve got your own newsgroup”

            This was back when it was a 32-bit world, and ‘newsgroup’ wasn’t a totally retro concept, mind you.

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