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Visual Vocabulary: Riposte

One of the variants for the word riposte has to do with fencing (a quick "return thrust"—TWSS) but while I was mulling this word I came up with the idea of two nerds having a battle of Yo Mama insults and thought that was a way more entertaining way to showcase the word.

I can recall many nights of sitting at the kid table with my siblings and cousins while on vacation, trying to come up with the best "yo mama" joke and several of us laughing so hard that milk squirted out of our noses. The only one I can remember now was, "Yo mama so fat, she sat on a quarter and boogies came out of George Washington's nose!" Clearly we were no match for the people on Reddit, who I have to give credit for the hilarious Yo Mamas featured here. 

Visual Vocabulary: riposte illustration, Julie Rado Design

Visual Vocabulary is a project I created for myself in which I attempt to sear new words into my memory by illustrating them. You can see all of them here.