Monday, January 14, 2008

Shakespeare's Phrases

Shakespeare created hundreds of phrases used in the English language today that were first written into his plays. Some examples include "Woe is me," "A plague on both your houses," "All that glitters is not gold" and "We have seen better days."

For Much Ado About Nothing, phrases like "As merry as the day is long" and "Lie low." Shakespeare was also fond of inventing new words, as from Much Ado comes "employer" and "mortifying." More words and phrases with their respective plays can be found here.
Even more phrases can be found here.
- Linda
- Further additions by Kristopher

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