Thursday, November 16, 2006

word origins: everyday quotes

Continuing with the theme...

Did you know Shakespeare introduced over 3,000 words into the English language? Yep, that's right, good 'ol Shakes.
He is also responsible for many quotes that we say everyday. Here is a sample:

It’s Greek to me,” “if you recall your salad days,” as the years spent in college. If a set of car keys have “vanished into thin air.” If a co-worker “refused to budge and inch.” When a person saw their ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend and then “suffered from green-eyed jealousy.” If a person has ever been, “hoodwinked,” or “tongue-tied,” and then found themselves “in a pickle.” When faced with a tough decision and still managed to be “the tower of strength.” If the deer in the middle of the road was, “dead as a door-nail.” Stood before someone who was the “the devil incarnate” then Shakespeare has been quoted.

3 comments:

limpy99 said...

Dork.

Solomon Kane said...

That is pretty cool.

Party Girl said...

limpy: Stop! You're making me blush.

Solomon: As much as I hate to admit it, I did find the paper very interesting.