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The insults between Jonathan Barnavelt and Florence Zimmermann are forms of playful teasing between the two.  It’s unknown how long the two neighbors have been using the colorful words and phrases against the other but it’s something Jonathan’s nephew, Lewis, immediately picks up on when he comes to live with his uncle (The House with a Clock in its Walls).

Their various terms of endearment are presented below by speaker, grouped by title.

Barnavelt’s Names For Zimmermann

The House with a Clock in its Walls

Zimmermann’s Names For Barnavelt

The House with a Clock in its Walls

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