Insults in Middle earth
How do you insult or compliment a LOTR character? Call Gollum or an orc/ goblin an elf. Really insulting.
Don't insult the precious, my precious!:book:
There are a few insults in the stories. Some of them are subtle. But I suppose it's all about the context of what the speakers know. I don't know if Tolkien ever settled on a final translation of one of the orc insults in The Lord of the Rings.

"Uglъk u bagronk sha pushdug Saruman-glob bъbhosh skai"

Tolkien Gateway provides all 3 known translations. This is the 3rd (and last) one. Being last doesn't mean it's "final" or "canonical".

"Uglúk to torture (chamber) with stinking Saruman-filth. Dung-heap. Skai!".
I think that Bilbo's bequests, following his disappearance in "A Long-expected Party" are some of the best insults in the book.
"Never ask an Elf for advice, for he will say both 'Yes' and 'No'." - Frodo Baggins to Gildor Inglorion

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