View Full Version : Chicago to Have "Talk Like Shakespeare Day"

04-20-2009, 05:46 PM

On Monday, Mayor Richard Daley is to announce that Thursday, William Shakespeare's 445th birthday, is to be "Talk Like Shakespeare Day," an occasion for Chicagoans to import the spoken words of the Bard of Avon into their everyday conversations.

It doesn't beat Talk Like a Pirate Day, but it would still be cool to see. Er... hear. :D

I can't tell if they made up the quotes, but they're funny:

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, in impromptu statement outside home: "Thieves for their robbery have authority, when judges steal themselves."

On the Red Line, the CTA voice guy: "To be Bryn Mawr, or not to be Bryn Mawr. That is the question."

At City Hall news conference, Daley, cross-gartered like Malvolio: "I'll be revenged on the whole pack of you."

Wayne K
04-20-2009, 06:03 PM
Barak Obama looked at the current financial situation and said "To me, what is this quintessence of dust."

Roger J Carlson
04-21-2009, 05:52 PM
Well, just in case there are any Chicagoans out there who need help, I give you

The Shakespeare Insulter (http://www.pangloss.com/seidel/Shaker/).

04-21-2009, 06:36 PM
Nice. :D

Wayne K
04-21-2009, 06:42 PM
Thou currish weather-bitten malcontent!
My personal favoriteth.

04-21-2009, 11:06 PM
Thou fobbing whoreson pigeon-egg!

Roger J Carlson
04-21-2009, 11:27 PM
The ones without attribution are just made up from a database of phrases. But some of them come from actual plays. I think this is my favorite:

"There's no more faith in thee than in a stewed prune."

-- Taken from: Henry V

Wayne K
04-21-2009, 11:32 PM
Thou rank malmsey-nosed baggage!