Today, September 13, marks Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday. Author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, The Witches, Matilda, Fantastic Mr Fox and, of course, James and the Giant Peach, Dahl has touched the hearts and the tickled the funny bones of generations of kids, inspiring them to read every moment along the way.
To celebrate, we want to share with you our Gobblefunk Insult Generator! Download the pdf and start hurling some juicy, Dahl-inspired insults.
The words Dahl invented are often not in our dictionaries, although searching for them is an endlessly fascinating game. His playfulness with rhythm and silly syllables make reading his unique “Gobblefunk” language out loud a lot of fun – and very theatrical!
Photo: The company of James and the Giant Peach. Photo by Tim Matheson.