Friday, September 3, 2010

Homebaked Shakespeare

I just discovered a website that opens up a whole new world of Homebaked Shakespeare goodness.

The site, Talk Like Shakespeare, shows you how to smoothly mix Shakespeare into your everyday conversations! And they also explain why this is a good thing.

Here's a taste:

How to Talk Like Shakespeare

1.Instead of you, say thou or thee(and instead of y’all,
say ye).
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.

So, checketh it out! Methinks t'will impresseth people at your Labor Day feast.

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