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Top-10 Modern Phrases Originating from a Shakespeare Play

Here are the Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary’s top-10 phrases used in our language today that have been taken from one of the masterful Bard’s works.   #1: Green-Eyed Monster #2: In a Pickle #3: Love is Blind #4: Salad Days #5: Wear My Heart on My Sleeve #6: There’s the Rub #7: Cruel to Be Kind #8: Wild Goose Chase #9: Dogs of War #10: Strange Bedfellows   To have the sayings sourced and to learn of their common usage today, we encourage you to go to the dictionary’s slide presentation.   (ED. – This is a repost that originally appeared…

Top-10 Modern Phrases Originating from a Shakespeare Play

Here is a top-10 list of Shakespearean phrases most frequently used in our language today, as complied by the Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary. . Yes indeed, the Bard lives!   #1: Green-Eyed Monster   #2: In a Pickle   #3: Love is Blind   #4: Salad Days   #5: Wear My Heart on My Sleeve   #6: There’s the Rub   #7: Cruel to Be Kind   #8: Wild Goose Chase   #9: Dogs of War   #10: Strange Bedfellows   To have the sayings sourced and to learn of their common usage today, we encourage you to go to the…

Shakespearean phrases frequently used in today’s discourse (2)

Here’s are 30 more of the Bard’s memorable sayings still in use today.   In the twinkling of an eye It was Greek to me Love is blind Make your hair stand on end Milk of human kindness Much Ado about Nothing Mum’s the word Out of the jaws of death Pound of flesh Rhyme nor reason Screw your courage to the sticking place Short shrift Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em Star crossed lovers Such stuff as dreams are made on The Devil incarnate The game is up The Queen’s English…

Shakespearean phrases frequently used in today’s discourse (1)

There are many, many phrases and quotes that William Shakespeare penned for his plays centuries ago that are still frequently used today. In the first of two postings, here’s a selected list of 30 of the most common of the Bard’s memorable – and timeless – sayings.   A dish fit for the gods A fool’s paradise A foregone conclusion A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse A plague on both your houses A sorry sight All corners of the world All that glitters is not gold All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women…

The Mastery of William Shakespeare

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts – (As You Like It – Act II, Scene VII) Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them. – (Twelfth Night – Act II, Scene V) Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an…

10 Love Links – By George!

In advance of St. Valentine’s Day, By George Journal is pleased to once again this year provide both romantic and humourous quotes, as well as some interesting materials on the subject of love. We hope you might find this menu of links useful in preparing for your special valentine on Thursday! By George Top-10 Love Quotes The #1Greatest Love Song (Ever) Funny Quips on Love The Urban Dictionary: Love How Love Works A Kiss Quiz The Bard’s Most Famous Love Sonnet Wonderful Cupid-Inspired Quotes Top-10 Greatest Love Quotes from toptens.com Last Year’s By George St. Valentine’s Primer   Happy St. Valentine’s…

The Bard’s most famous love sonnet

     What collection of romantic verse would be complete without William Shakespeare’s most famous sonnet of love?  Here’s Sonnet 18:  Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day?   Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date. Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimm’d; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d; But thy eternal summer shall not fade Nor lose possession…