21 April 2009

Talk Like Shakespeare Day

In sooth! Rest thine eyes upon this article from CNN News:
Hast thou been patterning thy parlance to evoke the vernacular of William Shakespeare?

Well, get thee to an Internet machine hastily, sirrah or mistress, for thou hast but two days from Tuesday to unleash thy inner bard.

Mayor Richard M. Daley of Chicago, Illinois, has declared Thursday [23 April] as "Talk Like Shakespeare Day" to celebrate the 445th birthday of the man many consider the greatest playwright in the English language.

While the bard's actual birth date is not known for sure, many scholars think it was April 23, 1564.

In a proclamation issued last week, Daley encouraged city residents to "screw their courage to the sticking place and celebrate Shakespeare by vocal acclamation of his words."

(This idea may be the best thing that has ever come from a man named Mayor Daley.)

H/T to Sara Lewis Holmes.

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