Saturday, September 17, 2011

"The short and long of it": Shakespearean Phrases

Spreading the Word
An occasional segment wherein TileHead suggests you take a look at an interesting article, book, video, or website.

Thanks to NPR for passing on the following little meme about Shakespearean phrases.  You may find it to be "much ado about nothing," or perhaps you will find it to be "such stuff as dreams are made on," but "what's done is done" and there's no denying the fact that Bard had an enormous influence on the English language. "Parting is such sweet sorrow" and "all's well that ends well," but since "brevity is the soul of wit" I'll dispense with any further "pomp and circumstance" and send you to the link now, "for goodness' sake":

Things We Say Today and Owe to Shakespeare

Hurry, before it "melts into thin air"!

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