Hear ye, hear ye! ‘Tis Shakespeare’s 449th birthday and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel has officially proclaimed April 23, 2013 as Talk Like Shakespeare Day—a day on which everyone is encouraged to express themselves through the incorporation of Shakespearean language and dialect. Get some tips about Shakespeare’s style, listen to the hip-hop birthday anthem, and discover the many ways the Bard is alive and well at 449 years old!
P.S. from Gold Boat Journeys re. Will’s Word Stats:
- Words used in complete works (according to Folger Library): 884,647
- Shakespeare introduced an estimated 1,700 colorful words and expressions to the English language, including household, puking, bedazzled, cold-blooded, bloodstained, eyeball and many, many more.
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