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Apr
10

mayhaps be fun but not easy

Today is official “Talk Like Shakespeare Day” in Chicago. Although the effort kindly intends to commemorate William’s 446th birthday, I had no idea Shakespeare was so important to our windy city. Apparently he is and there will be Shakespeare impersonators roaming the streets to prove it.

446 today!

The rule for all city dwellers and visitors today is to speak as Shakespeare wouldth…
*Say “thou” instead of “you” and “ye” instead of “y’all” or “you guys.”
*Call all your friends “cousin.”
*Add “eth” to end of all verbs.
*Give your opinions extra weight by prefacing them with “methinks,” “mayhaps, “in sooth” and “wherefore.”

Honestly, I’m not great with those types of linguistics – so “Methinks I stay in the burbs this day, thank ye very mucheth cousin.” 

But in honor of the old but famous bard I offer these words to consider…

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. 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 idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
[Macbeth Act 5, scene 5, 19–28]

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