Who Talks Shakespeare Better That Shakespeare Himself?

So at school we did shakespeare plays and my class did Romeo and Juliet. If you don’t know the story here is a summary. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly and fate causes them to commit suicide in despair. The play went great and we had a party afterwords. Did you know that we say a lot of words we owe to shakespeare.

Things We Say Today That We Owe To Shakespeare

  • knock-knock!who’s there?
  • Heart of gold
  • set your teeth on edge
  • good ridance
  • so-so
  • faint hearted
  • fight fire with fire
  • seen better days
  • too much of a good thing
  • send him packing
  • wear your heart on you sleeve
  • not slept a wink
  • come what may
  • for goodness sake
  • the game is up
  • what’s done is done
  • full circle
  • baited breath
  • green eyed monster
  • vanish into thin air
  • be  all/end all
  • dead as a doornail
  • in a pickle
  • fair play/foul play
  • brave new world
  • makes your hair stand on end
  • naked truth
  • break the ice
  • the world is my oyster
  • laughing stock
  • wild goose chase
  • breathed his last
  • off with his head
  • lie low
  • love is blind

Just looking at this list makes me think. What else do we say or do that we owe to shakespeare?……..     The answer to that question I still have to think about.

I am probably going to write another post about this.


dear reader,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Thanks for reading. Get back to you soon.

the girl



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