The following insult comes from Crime and Punishment. Katerina Ivanovna—one of the novel’s main characters—yells the following to her landlady:
“And you too?” she suddenly saw the landlady, “…you trashy Prussian hen’s leg in a crinoline!”
Excellent! That’s how they insult people in the the old country. But I confess that I was confused, so I went to Google for a gander:
Here’s a Prussian hen’s leg:
And here’s a crinoline:
Now I get it.
It’s great to peek into history; we can see a place without political correctness. It’s a world where you can insult somebody, and you won’t get banned from Twitter.