Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Happy Talk Like Shakespeare Day!

April 23, 2013, is William Shakespeare's 449th birthday, and apparently Talk Like Shakespeare Day. Go ahead and celebrate by speaking like The Bard — especially if it will confuse your friends, family and co-workers.

Apparently there is a "Hip-Hop Birthday Anthem" by The Q Brothers, which both wishes Shakespeare a happy birthday AND explains how to talk like him. Listen below:

That song is posted on TalkLikeShakespeare.org, where you'll also get tips on how to talk like Shakespeare, such as "When in doubt, add the letters "eth" to the end of verbs (he runneth, he trippeth, he falleth)." Methinks this will be more difficult than how thou normally speaketh.

And, of course, thou can follow along with how other jackanapes and canker-blossoms are celebrating the day, by checking out the #talklikeshakespeare hashtag on Twitter.:

-- Cheryl Sadler | CSadler@News-Herald.com | @nhcheryl



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