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Talk like Shakepeare day!

Thursday has been declared Talk like Shakespeare day! We don't know exactly when he was born, but we're calling April 23 close enough! Readeth the proclaimationeth. Refuse to speak in any tongues save ye olde english Thursday, and force your friends to do the same!

Here are 10 quick tips on how to talk like Billy from http://talklikeshakespeare.org/:

1 Instead of you, say thou. Instead of y'all, say thee. (This one will be hard for me! :D )

2 Rhymed couplets are all the rage.

3 Men are Sirrah, ladies are Mistress, and your friends are all called Cousin.

4 Instead of cursing, try calling your tormenters jackanapes or canker-blossoms or poisonous
bunch-back'd toads.

5 Don't waste time saying "it," just use the letter "t" ('tis, t'will, I'll do't).

6 Verse for lovers, prose for ruffians, songs for clowns.

7 When in doubt, add the letters "eth" to the end of verbs (he runneth, he trippeth, he falleth).

8 To add weight to your opinions, try starting them with methinks, mayhaps, in sooth or
wherefore.

9 When wooing ladies: try comparing her to a summer's day. If that fails, say "Get thee to a
nunnery!"

10 When wooing lads: try dressing up like a man. If that fails, throw him in the Tower, banish his
friends and claim the throne.


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I tried to pick up a girl like this, she thought I was Alex from A clockwork orange.
Camisado8 years ago
Shakesphere? Oh, you meant that guy, with the thing....

But seriously, who the HELL is Shakesphere?
Your computer would overload if you did a search on him, even if spelled incorrectly. He was a historic English literary figure and playwright on which many quotes, ideas, and themes have been based on. Required reading in the civilised world.
Oh, that guy, yeah, yeah .... I saw him on my backyard, I was like WTF?!, I did some research and it turns out he was my grandma's alter ego.... Freaky.
WTF, He was the 15th century celebrity! Your grandma couldnt possibly have existed in the 1400's
Who said this ain't the 15th century?
KentsOkay8 years ago
M'lady, thoust posteth first! Stoketh my flame of rage, this does. SWORDS AT DAWN, you gleeking hedgpig's daughter by a worm infested mangy raven!
Lithium Rain (author)  KentsOkay8 years ago
*thou dost :P You indeed showeth yourself possessing not only the language skills of this glorious period, but an attitude rivaled by no knave. Bravo, kind Sirrah, for thou hast proven thyself and shown thy true colors, deceiving me no longer.
Knave am not I, but rogue! Fondle thy purse, borrow thy horse, eat thy bacon, is I. Simple knave am I not.
Lithium Rain (author)  KentsOkay8 years ago
Thou hast no concept of honor or morals; begone, thou foul puking tardy-gaited gudgeon!
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