COMMON PHRASES WE OWE TO SHAKESPEARE
Did you know that many of the phrases we use day-to-day were actually invented by Shakespeare?
- •"I would give all my fame for a pot of ale, and safety."We've all said this to our best bud after a heavy night of drinking.
- •"They have been at a great feast of languages, and stol'n the scraps."Who HASN'T said this???
- •"I burn, I pine, I perish!"I say this every time I see a photo of John Stamos, and I'll bet you do, too.
- •"Wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch."All the damn time.
- •"Thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges."I mean... right??
- •"Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, it seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come."You've probably already said this to somebody today.
- •"Hell is empty and all the devils are here."Not as common, but I've definitely caught myself saying it once or twice.