Thursday, 9 May 2013

Quote Unquote Shakespeare


 I wonder how many people know that all these sayings originate from Shakespeare.

14 comments:

  1. One of the few I knew was "et tu brute!"

    For some reason is one of my favorite phrases.

    Blessings,

    Jose D. Pinell.

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    1. Hi Jose,

      I think from the same play as "Et Tu Brute" he also said "Friends, Romans and countrymen, lend me your ear rings!". I may have got it wrong though.

      God bless.

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  2. No, I didn't realize this. So, we are often speaking lines from Shakespeare and we don't even know it! Pretty cool :)

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    1. Yes Mary ... he even invented algebra: 2B or not 2B. Only he didn't know the answer to the question; so he went on rambling for ages after that. Not many people know the whole speech anyway. So I reproduce it here:

      To Blog or not to Blog
      That is the question.
      Whether it is nobler in the mind
      To keep one’s thoughts to oneself
      Than reveal them to all
      On screens large and small.
      And by doing such
      Suffer the slings and arrows
      Of outrageous readers
      Who’d rather Block you
      Than read your feeble Tweeters.
      Or to bravely face your qualms
      And courageously Blog on
      Regardless of your audience
      Be it great or be it small;
      Just Blog on into eternity
      And have yourself a ball!

      God bless.

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    2. I thought algebra was invented around 820? I'm reading all the wrong books.
      :o(

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    3. Algebra as a mathematical science started in the 16th Century by a chap called Francois Viete. But before that the Babylonians used it as well as the Greeks and Egyptians. Algebra is an Arabic word.

      However, the person who made it memorable is Shakespeare with his unsolved equation 2B or not 2B? No one has ever worked out what the letter B stands for.

      God bless.

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  3. I didn't know this either, Victor, until we started learning about Shakepeare in our homeschooling. Apparently, he also made up over 1500 words which are part of our modern English language. Pretty amazing, isn't it?

    BTW 'amazing' is one of his words!

    God bless, Victor:-)

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    1. Yes, it is amazing Vicky that we owe so many quotes to Shakespeare, and all those words too. I remember having to memorise large bits of his plays for my exams.

      God bless.

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  4. I didn't know all those familiar quotes were from Shakespeare. Love his plays. They were the highlight of my high school English days so way too long ago.

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    1. The difficult thing about Shakespeare is that we had to memorise so much of it for our exams.

      God bless you Barb.

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  5. Just getting to your comments on my blog now. Thanks for directing me to this. I loved it! I think I'll post it myself. And yes, I knew quite a few were Shakespeare's, but not all.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the video Manny.

      God bless you.

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