A famous English scholar once wrote to/about a famous German scholar:
But meanwhile, for as long as your reverend paternity will be determined to tell these shameless lies, others will be permitted, on behalf of his English majesty, to throw back into your paternity’s shitty mouth, truly the shit-pool of all shit, all the muck and shit which your damnable rottenness has vomited up, and to empty out all the sewers and privies onto your crown divested of the dignity of the priestly crown, against which no less than against the kingly crown you have determined to play the buffoon.
You know who the well-spoken gentleman was?
It was none other than Sir Thomas More aka Saint Thomas More, an English lawyer, scholar, author and statesman.
And Luther’s reply was not gentler, they say.