lonely? suspicious? blame Shakespeare

30 Mar

So you probably know quite a bit about Shakespeare, you probably even know that he invented lots of words, but did you know which ones?

Bloody, for example, is definitely one I make great use of.

# accommodation
# aerial
# amazement
# apostrophe
# assassination
# auspicious
# baseless
# bloody
# bump
# castigate
# changeful
# clangor
# control (noun)
# countless
# courtship
# critic
# critical
# dexterously
# dishearten
# dislocate
# dwindle
# eventful
# exposure
# fitful
# frugal
# generous
# gloomy
# gnarled
# hurry
# impartial
# inauspicious
# indistinguishable
# invulnerable
# lapse
# laughable
# lonely
# majestic
# misplaced
# monumental
# multitudinous
# obscene
# palmy
# perusal
# pious
# premeditated
# radiance
# reliance
# road
# sanctimonious
# seamy
# sportive
# submerge
# suspicious

And those are just a few! Wouldn’t it be great if, when we are at a loss for words, we invented the right ones? Go on – I dare you.

the inventor

the inventor

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  1. Shakespeare’s LanguAGE « The World of Will - March 30, 2009

    […] expressions which are still used today. For a list of a few words he is credited with, check out https://karenjeynes.wordpress.com/2009/03/30/lonely-suspicious-blame-shakespeare/. His skill profoundly influenced the English […]

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