Booklicious: Words We Owe to Shakespeare

September 26, 2011


I heart Tumblr. I love what you can discover on Tumblr, the people who post on Tumblr, and how it's a nonstop tidal wave of inspiration. And today, I love this:

From nawasaka, the OP:

I still don’t know how something I scribbled in a hurry at 3am got so many notes in the space of a day? Shakespeare is clearly too awesome. I spelt “bated” wrong, awk :) Someone said this looks like a serial killer’s notebook, which made me laugh a lot. They’re not wrong, I’ve been a sleep deprived zombie lately. 

Maybe this will nudge me out of my sloth and back into active Tumbling.

I don't see eyeball on there, but that's something else Shakespeare coined. Eyeball. It's just magnificent. We take a lot of words and phrases for granted, you know that?


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