By Jerome Abellon II AB IS
We all know that Shakespeare was a very creative man in terms of the language and words he used. But did you know that most of the words and phrases we use today mostly came from him? Here are a few examples:
He first used this in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Back in the day nobody knew what eyeballs were, until Shakespeare wrote it down.
He first used this in As You Like It. I wonder what people thought of when they saw other people actually “puking”.
He first used this in Romeo and Juliet. In the original text it’s spelled “allegater”. Who knew right?
He first used this in The Rape of Lucrece. I don’t know what Shakespeare was thinking back then. A wormhole can have 2 meanings: One is related to space and spacetravel(which he probably didn’t have an idea what those are) and the other is just that. A wormhole. Pretty straightforward.
5. The Game is Afoot
First used in Henry IV. If my memory serves me right this means that “the hunt is on” or “the game has just begun”. Something like that.
First used in King Lear. This basically means that one is short-tempered or gets angry easily. I think. Maybe people in his era were always getting into fights.
And there you have it. All of these words and phrases came from one man. Incredible.