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Thread #123950   Message #2734408
Posted By: Donuel
29-Sep-09 - 04:09 PM
Thread Name: BS: Everyday Shakespeare
Subject: BS: Everyday Shakespeare
English is not spoken as well as it used to be. We have ebonics, unglish and spanglish but seldom is there english with the gravity of Shakespeare. Obama gives me hope for english. He gets the point across very well yet he rarely,if ever, uses a poetic flourish. I noticed whenever I paraphrase Shakespeare I get some nasty looks.
Actually I always get nasty looks but it goes to show that its not what you say but how you say it.

If music be the food of love, play on.
Hey if those tunes get you laid, turn it up.

There are far far stranger things...
Shit if I know

Romeo Romeo where for art thou...
Hey if you get my text, lets hook up at...

A horse a horse my kingdom for...
A signal a signal I'd give anything for a god damn cell phone signal.

I was wondering if someone has done prosaic or profane Shakespearean plays or sonnets, or even just a list of Shakespearean sayings in our current day vernacular. ?