Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Top 10 Shakespeare Phrases

Shakespeare, in addition to penning some of the greatest literature in the English language, also invented countless words and phrases that we still use today -- often without realizing they belong to the Bard. To celebrate that contribution, Merriam-Webster recently published this list of top 10 Shakespeare phrases, such as "green-eyed monster" and "in a pickle." Can you imagine the English language without "wild goose chase"?


  1. It is surprising how many sayings came from him! Thanks for sharing the list. I finished MacBeth and am wondering if I should read King John this week or one of the comedies. Hmmm.