William Shakespeare Enter Roderigo and Iago Tush, never tell me! I take it much unkindly That thou, Iago, who hast had my purse The History of English: Spelling and Standardization (Suzanne Kemmer) The History of English Linguistics/English 395, Spring 2009 Prof. Shakespeare Insults: Top 50 Shakespearean Insults & Put Downs So you think you know a foul word or two? Shakespeare’s insults, put downs and cussing were second to none, and with his insults Shakespeare was most certainly a master of his trade! Read our selection of the top 50 Shakespeare insults below, ordered alphabetically by quote, with play and act/scene listed too.
Words Shakespeare Invented Words Shakespeare Invented The English language owes a great debt to Shakespeare. He invented over 1700 of our common words by changing nouns into verbs, changing verbs into adjectives, connecting words never before used together, adding prefixes and suffixes, and devising words wholly original. William Shakespeare Enter Francisco and Barnardo, two sentinels Who's there? Nay, answer me. William Shakespeare X and Y both use thou X and Y both use you X uses thou, Y uses you, showing different status X and Y switch from you to thou, as a sign of deteriorating relationships X uses thou and then you, marking a change of attitude X uses you and then thou, marking a change of attitude
8 Inspiring Quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird's Atticus Finch “It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.” — Scout Finch Published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird chronicles lawyer Atticus Finch’s defense of a wrongfully-convicted Black man in Depression Era Alabama. Adored for his courage and integrity, Atticus has since become one of the most iconic literary heroes of the 20th century. In honor of today’s announcement that Harper Lee will publish a To Kill a Mockingbird sequel this summer, we rounded up eight inspiring quotes spoken by Atticus in the classic novel: William Shakespeare Enter the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Ely My lord, I'll tell you.