September 16, 2011

Things we say today that we owe to Shakespeare

It is amazing how many things we say today that were actually coined by Shakespeare. I mean, eveybody knows the classics, such as, to be or not to be, etcetera etcetera.
But did you know how much the man with one earring, Elizabethan collar and a vocabulary of over 23,000 words, still influences our lives today?

Well, Becky, a 20 year old Literature student in London does.
She scribbled down all the phrases she could think of at 3am, and here is the product.

What do you think??

Can you think of any others?
To learn more about Becky and her 52 books in 52 weeks challenge, visit here blog here

(via English Muse, from run)

3 comments:

Tina said...

Wow! I'm amazed that there are so many there I recognise...phrases that have become so intrinsically linked to our everyday life that have sprung from Shakespeare...it's quite amazing. Thanks for sharing. :) It makes me appreciate studying his plays in school right now.

Tina @ BookCouture

Pam Torres said...

"What's in a name?" "All the worlds a stage." It is amazing how we have adopted so many.

Danielle said...

That's totally amazing!

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