Name-calling is a common instrument that bullies utilize in getting to their victims. We are often responsive to verbal abuses in such ways that are expected of any insulted person. Bullies are calculative but sometimes, they don’t even think about it.
An intimidator steps up to a victim and sets a trap with the hope that the victim will fall in and the intimidator will gain control. When an intimidator insults you, you are expected to get angry or hurt and your emotions will be used against you immediately you show them.
Have you ever been called a Bozo? This insulting word has several meanings which will be addressed in this article, along with 20 suggested ways to respond.
20 of the Best Responses To Bozo
- As much as I love that name, it’s clearly yours
- You look more Bozo than a real Bozo
- I wouldn’t want to usurp your name. That would be disrespectful
- You don’t even know what the word means. Neighborhood Englishman
- Who still says Bozo?
- That word sounds like a shape… the shape of your head
- Where are you from? The ‘90s?
- Say your name again. It sounds nice
- You are right. Smart people like you are important to society.
- Forgive this Bozo for disturbing your peace so much. Can you breathe?
- The word doesn’t require you opening your mouth so much.
- I humbly accept your christening, Pastor mummy’s boy.
- You should probably look for the modern version of that word.
- Hello, dearest friend. Will you give Bozo a hug?
- Bozo has missed his adorable puppies.
- Bozo is such a painful insult. I should go and cry in the bathroom.
- Is that how it’s pronounced? Education really doesn’t tell on you.
- You want my autograph? Wanna be a bozo like me?
- It’s just Bozo. So much spit for just two syllables.
As much as I love that name, it’s clearly yours
Whether you are called Bozo or Loser, or any other insulting name, it is not yours. You are not only meant to say this to the intimidator anyone. You must first keep this fact in mind.
It is not your name and you know it. Therefore, you shouldn’t be bothered by it and you should not react to it.
When an intimidator calls you a Bozo, you can respond with this statement. As mentioned earlier, you must avoid the trap of showing your anger or pain.
Keep a sincere smile on your face. If your intimidator responds to this insult, you don’t have to keep responding with insults. You can just agree to take the name from him or her and you must keep smiling happily while saying this.
- “Hey, Bozo. How are you doing today?”
- “As much as I love that name, it’s clearly yours… but I can bear it for you if you insist.”
You look more Bozo than a real Bozo
‘Bozo’ has several meanings so you can’t exactly say which one your intimidator is referring to. However, you should keep in mind that your intimidator is only calling you names because he or she pleases and not because you deserve to be called names.
When he or she calls you a Bozo, there is definitely no particular meaning in his or her mind. You can answer him or her by saying this.
To show that you are enjoying the moment, you should wear a wide sincere smile all through your conversation with him or her. You can also say compliments to the intimidator after this. While compliments should make a person happy, you can’t imagine what that would do to an intimidator.
- “Hey, Bozo. What’s up?”
- “You look more Bozo than a real Bozo… so cute!”
I wouldn’t want to usurp your name. That would be disrespectful
When the intimidator calls your attention with ‘Bozo’, you can throw a serious look at him, one that suggests you are about to get pissed. Then you can give this response and wear a smile.
The intimidator will respond but you must make sure to take the serious look off your face and you must not let any of his comments get to you.
- “Hi, Bozo. You hear me calling.”
- “I wouldn’t want to usurp your name. That would be disrespectful.”
You don’t even know what the word means. Neighborhood Englishman
This is just true. The intimidator probably just picked one insulting word and called you by it. ‘Bozo’ can refer to a stupid person, a clown, an unstable person, an insignificant or incompetent person.
Surely, your intimidator hasn’t thought of the meaning and, even if he or she has, it would be absurd and humiliating to start explaining what the word means. Smile provokingly when saying this. Whatever he or she says in response, just laugh at it. Before you know it, you would have won the confrontation.
- “Bozo! Didn’t you hear your name?”
- “You don’t even know what the word means. Neighborhood Englishman.”
Who still says Bozo?
You can respond with this when the intimidator calls you a Bozo in the middle of a conversation. The word is pretty old-school so you can just point that out.
Keep a smile on your face while you say this. You can even walk up to the intimidator like a close friend of yours, then tell the intimidator to update his or her dictionary
- “Bozo! What are we doing today?”
- “Who still says Bozo? Do you even have a dictionary?”
That word sounds like a shape… the shape of your head
Responding with an insult is a way of challenging the intimidator. It won’t end with your response unless your intimidator is a newbie who’s only trying his or her luck. The intimidator will respond with an insult, then you will have to decide what to do next.
You may have to keep responding with better comebacks or you could just make fun of his or her insults and appear to be enjoying the exchange.
The goal of an intimidator is to hurt you emotionally. The intimidator will begin to feel his or her massive failure when you start to laugh and smile heartily.
- “What’s up, Bozo?”
- “That word sounds like a shape… the shape of your head.”
Where are you from? The ‘90s?
We have pointed that ‘Bozo’ is a pretty old word. Why would your intimidator choose to call you ‘Bozo’ anyway? You can make fun of all the facts by the way. You will make your intimidator feel hurt by teaching him or her how to be a better intimidator.
You can ask him or her what Bozo means and why he or she chose to use an old word. You can even suggest more insulting names and mention how pathetic it is for the intimidator to have remained so old school despite living in a world of civilization.
- “Hi, Bozo.”
- “Where are you from? The ‘90s? You couldn’t think of more insulting words that are in the Modern dictionary?”
Say your name again. It sounds nice
You can turn back sharply and smile at the intimidator, immediately you hear him or her call you Bozo. You can act like you have been waiting to be called that name. When you make this statement, the intimidator will probably come up with another insult.
You can accept the insult by laughing like everyone else is. That way, the intimidator’s insults will have no effect on you.
- “Come on, Bozo.”
- “Say your name again. It sounds nice.”
You are right. Smart people like you are important to society.
When an intimidator tells you to your face that you are a Bozo, you can accept it and embrace it. First, you know you are not. Saying so doesn’t change the truth. Secondly, the intimidator doe not even believe that you are a Bozo.
He or she is intimidatoring you for the sake of intimidatoring you and feeling stronger. Thirdly, you only stand your ground when you are trying to convince someone to believe something else. You don’t need to convince your intimidator that you are not a bozo.
The intimidator will be even more shocked to see you laughing at the insult. It would become boring to him or her.
- “You are a Bozo, man.”
- “You are right. Smart people like you are important to society.”
Forgive this Bozo for disturbing your peace so much. Can you breathe?
You can apologize to the intimidator while smiling widely. This would definitely get on his or her nerves. Immediately you are called Bozo, you can just walk up to the intimidator and say this.
The intimidator will see the joke clearly and get pissed. You may be ready to get physical with him or her unless you are sure you won’t be attacked.
- “What are you trying to do, Bozo?”
- “Forgive this Bozo for disturbing your peace so much. Can you breathe?”
The word doesn’t require you opening your mouth so much.
As mentioned earlier, you can make fun of the intimidator just as the intimidator has tried to make fun of you. When the intimidator calls you a Bozo, you can laugh and pronounce the word too. Then you can tell the intimidator not to open his or her mouth so widely just to say ‘Bozo’ next time.
- “Come here, Bozo.”
- “The word doesn’t require you opening your mouth so much.”
I humbly accept your christening, Pastor mummy’s boy.
With this response, you will be surprising your intimidator by accepting the insulting name that you have been called. The smile on your face will show that you are not bothered by the insult that has been said to you.
You may get your intimidator even angrier by calling him or her Mummy’s boy/girl. Bullies don’t like to get flattered.
- “Bozo! You heard your name.”
- “I humbly accept your christening, Pastor mummy’s boy.”
You should probably look for the modern version of that word.
As mentioned earlier, it would really humiliating to be receiving intimidatoring lessons from you who is meant to be hurting.
This response implies that the word is an old one and the intimidator should find newer words that convey the same meaning.
- “You are one hell of a Bozo.”
- “You should probably look for the modern version of that word.”
Hello, dearest friend. Will you give Bozo a hug?
If the intimidator calls you to him or her, go over and act enthusiastic. It’s the opposite of what your intimidator expects from you.
When you walk to the intimidator, act all sweet around him and call him sweet names that will humiliate him among his friends.
- “Come over here, Bozo.”
- “Hello, dearest friend. Will you give Bozo a hug?”
Bozo has missed his adorable puppies.
You can say this if the bullies are more than one. Immediately they call you, walk up to them like you are pals, smile excitedly, and say this. If they get aggressive, step back and apologize while laughing.
They would be the ones reacting. You have won already.
- “Bozo! Get yourself here.”
- “Bozo is here… Bozo has missed his adorable puppies.”
Bozo is such a painful insult. I should go and cry in the bathroom.
This is sarcastic in nature. You don’t have to smile while saying this but you should not look too serious. If the intimidator comes up with other insults, you can promise to cry about that too or just laugh about it.
- “Hello, Bozo.”
- “Bozo is such a painful insult. I should go and cry in the bathroom.”
Is that how it’s pronounced? Education really doesn’t tell on you.
Say this in a manner that seems too serious but make the expression only last for a second, then let it fade into a wide smile. This would be a clear provoking expression and your intimidator would be losing the face-off already.
- “Get out, you bozo”
- “Is that how it’s pronounced? Education really doesn’t tell on you.”
You want my autograph? Wanna be a bozo like me?
Respond quickly when an intimidator calls you a Bozo. You will be indirectly accepting that you are a Bozo. You may even raise your voice so everyone hears you, ‘Johnny wants to be a Bozo like me. He deserves it better than I do’. Then you can clap for the intimidator. You’ve won.
- “Where have you been, Bozo?”
- “Hi. You want my autograph? Wanna be a bozo like me?”
I’m glad to be a bozo like you. Aren’t you glad?
You can give this response while wearing a genuine smile. You can step closer and say it feels so nice to be called a Bozo by the king of Bozos, then you can add that you won’t let him or her down.
- “You are a bozo”
- “I’m glad to be a bozo like you. Aren’t you glad? I’m not going to let you down. I promise.”
It’s just Bozo. So much spit for just two syllables.
You can correct how the person pronounces. Exaggerate the way he or she has pronounced the word and use it as an insult.
Insulting the intimidator with his looks or action will be extremely hilarious and humiliating.
- “Hello, Bozo.”
- “Why do you have to spit so much to pronounce one word? Just two syllables.”