We owe it to each other to tell stories - Neil Gaiman

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Facts about the Bard #2

So you would think that it would be enough for Shakespeare to have all these words that he invented, but no, he had to invent a couple of phrases too! And these phrases are still pretty common today! Here are a couple for you to marvel at...

Be all and end all

Break the ice

Catch a cold

Fair play

Green eyed monster

Heart of gold

It's Greek to me

Method in his madness

One fell swoop

Wear one's heart on one's sleeve

Pretty impressive - and some think that Shakespeare is out-dated.


  1. I had no idea old Willy could take the credit for those!

  2. It is awe inspiring - one man with so much influence!


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