Shakespeare’s Contributions to the English Language

William Shakespeare is widely known as a brilliant playwright, whose plays have been studied for hundreds of years. But, did you know that Shakespeare invented over 2000 words in the English language? Without Shakespeare, we wouldn’t have words such as weird, puppy, and eyeball. I think it’s quite interesting how Shakespeare not only wrote dozens of amazing plays, but also added a great deal of words to the English language. If you would like to learn about some of the words that Shakespeare invented, watch the video that I included in this post, created by The Open University.

Works Cited

Shakespeare – The History of English (3/10). Prod. The Open University. Youtube. YouTube, 01 July 2011. Web. 13 June 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMkuUADWW2A&gt;.

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