February 8, 2008

10 Words and Phrases You Won't Believe Shakespeare Invented

To be fair, he didn't really INVENT them, he's just the first author credited with using them. I had a whole long explanation saying that at the beginning of the article, but it got cut. Apparently my editors didn't think an etymology lecture was FUNNY ENOUGH to keep in the final article. As Steve Martin would say, WHAT THE FUCK?!

Anyway, read it here.

And, if you are so inclined, Digg it here.

1 comment:

  1. It's funny you should say that, because that's kind of what I was thinking when I read the article on Cracked. I thought, "I'm pretty sure ol' Billy didn't come up with 'alligator' all by his lonesome." Though I'm sure we're all glad that he was the first to get on the alligator bandwagon and boycott the use of "chompapotumus". Lines from 'Waterboy' just wouldn't have the same ring: "Yo mama is WRONG! Chompapotami are ornery because of their MEDULLA OBLONGATA."


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