Today is the 446th birth day of William Shakespeare. So go forth and speak as if thou art the Bard himself. Here are a few of the helpful tips for Talk Like Shakespeare Day:
- Instead of you, say thou or thee(and instead of y’all,
- Rhymed couplets are all the rage.
- Men are Sirrah, ladies are Mistress, and your friends are all called Cousin.
- Instead of cursing, try calling your tormenters jackanapes or canker-blossoms or poisonous bunch-back’d toads.
No less than Da Mare of Chicago has declared today Talk Like Shakespeare day, saying it’s not only the home of Da Bulls and Da Bears, but also Da Bard.