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