You Can Utter the Lines of Shakespeare!

I always try to publish articles that are interesting and informative at the same time. Just before weekend, I want to enjoy a couple of lines that resemble to the ones of Shakespeare’s. Here is a very funny chart. You just pick one phrase from each column and combine them together. The outcome sounds like wonderfully embellished lines of the sonets… They generally do not mean something beautiful but give it a try just for fun 🙂

In Turkey, if your field is Foreign Languages in university, you are supposed to study English and American Literature. I took many courses about literature, poetry and Shakespeare. That’s why I wanted to share this with you; this totally amused me when I saw it. Please do not take it as an insult by the way 😦

I also thank Chris Seidel for this great post. I cannot give the link because I came across this on Stumbleupon, I tried to reach to the link but it just did not work…  All I could find was the name of the publisher, Chris 🙂

Combine one word from each of the three columns below, prefaced with “Thou”:

Column 1	    Column 2            Column 3 

artless             base-court          apple-john
bawdy               bat-fowling         baggage
beslubbering        beef-witted         barnacle
bootless            beetle-headed       bladder
churlish            boil-brained        boar-pig
cockered            clapper-clawed      bugbear
clouted             clay-brained        bum-bailey
craven              common-kissing      canker-blossom
currish             crook-pated         clack-dish
dankish             dismal-dreaming     clotpole
dissembling         dizzy-eyed          coxcomb
droning             doghearted          codpiece
errant              dread-bolted        death-token
fawning             earth-vexing        dewberry
fobbing             elf-skinned         flap-dragon
froward             fat-kidneyed        flax-wench
frothy              fen-sucked          flirt-gill
gleeking            flap-mouthed        foot-licker
goatish             fly-bitten          fustilarian
gorbellied          folly-fallen        giglet
impertinent         fool-born           gudgeon
infectious          full-gorged         haggard
jarring             guts-griping        harpy
loggerheaded        half-faced          hedge-pig
lumpish             hasty-witted        horn-beast
mammering           hedge-born          hugger-mugger
mangled             hell-hated          joithead
mewling             idle-headed         lewdster
paunchy             ill-breeding        lout
pribbling           ill-nurtured        maggot-pie
puking              knotty-pated        malt-worm
puny                milk-livered        mammet
qualling            motley-minded       measle
rank                onion-eyed          minnow
reeky               plume-plucked       miscreant
roguish             pottle-deep         moldwarp
ruttish             pox-marked          mumble-news
saucy               reeling-ripe        nut-hook
spleeny             rough-hewn          pigeon-egg
spongy              rude-growing        pignut
surly               rump-fed            puttock
tottering           shard-borne         pumpion
unmuzzled           sheep-biting        ratsbane
vain                spur-galled         scut
venomed             swag-bellied        skainsmate
villainous          tardy-gaited        strumpet
warped              tickle-brained      varlot
wayward             toad-spotted        vassal
weedy               unchin-snouted      whey-face
yeasty              weather-bitten      wagtail

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One response to this post.

  1. Still the best way to learn suppleness and invention in English.
    Try preparing students for the study of Shakespeare by workshopping, mixing and matching Yoda’s phrase: “Destroy the Sith we must.”

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