It seems that the internet is being flooded with Shakespeareana to celebrate the good man’s
birth/death whatever. Some are educational – as witness my friend Spo’s comment on the previous post – others are pure jackanapery. And no that was not one of the some 1700 words that the Bard of Avon added to our language – though it would appear that tomfoolery is! So here are three little pieces of jackenapery that could very well pass for tomfoolery.
In the true spirit of the millennium generation I found this particularly amusing:
And aside from the words he gave us there’s all those idioms – who knew he was the originator of the “knock knock” joke?
And when it comes to insults – whoa did this guy know how to parry a thrust (as it were!). And the best we can come up with these days is “BITCH”!
Once again Happy Birthday you whey-faced rump fed playwright, you! Sorry was that “playwright” thing a bit too much of any insult?
On this day in 1859: British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal.