Seven Words Shakespeare Invented

Seven Words Shakespeare Invented

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Did you know Shakespeare invented more than 1700 words? Probably. Maybe. There’s a bunch of controversy. Still, he definitely invented some words we use every day. You can probably find the long list if you really want, but here are seven. You may sense a theme.     1. Countless Image via Astronomy.com   This is a pretty pedestrian word. Obviously Shakespeare didn’t invent the idea of counting, but he did give us a useful way to talk about it. It’s definitely faster than saying ‘without measure’.   2. Gloomy Image via Imagekind   What would we do without the …

Six Iconic Shakespeare Memes

Six Iconic Shakespeare Memes

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Shakespeare’s plays are whackier and whackier the more you read. Confusion, dirty jokes, and some pretty unbelievable things happening at sea. So many things are just begging to be memed. It’s a shame memes weren’t even invented until four hundred years after his death. At least we can give his works the meming they deserve retroactively. Image via Pintrest   What an icon. Shakespeare invented countless words, including the word countless. But let’s get to plot nonsense. I confess, my love of hamlet shows a little here, but who can blame me? There’s a reason it’s so widely read. Plus, …