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(Journal-Courier)   Speak Like Shakespeare Day in Illlinois: Methinks the state doth smoketh too much   (myjournalcourier.com) divider line 37
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2011-04-22 08:41:00 PM
I went to the Ren Faire once. Those assholes trying to engage me in that kind of conversation is one of the reasons I didn't go back. $10 for a crappy cup of beer was another.
 
2011-04-22 08:42:13 PM
Or at least spendeth too much.

But with the Bama in the WH, the Feds will probably bail them out.

Watch what they do, not what they say.
 
2011-04-22 08:42:53 PM
International Talk Like a Pirate Day is better
 
2011-04-22 08:44:40 PM
You can never smoketh enough.
 
2011-04-22 08:48:07 PM

Rye_: I went to the Ren Faire once. Those assholes trying to engage me in that kind of conversation is one of the reasons I didn't go back. $10 for a crappy cup of beer was another.


If the sun doth breed maggots in a dead dog's eye -- have you a daughter?
 
2011-04-22 08:51:44 PM

valar_morghulis: Rye_: I went to the Ren Faire once. Those assholes trying to engage me in that kind of conversation is one of the reasons I didn't go back. $10 for a crappy cup of beer was another.

If the sun doth breed maggots in a dead dog's eye -- have you a daughter?


And how, my lord.
 
2011-04-22 08:54:17 PM
Oh please the dorks on this site love this. They seem to think speaking like you're in england a few hundred years ago makes you sound educated, instead of a pompus douche.
 
2011-04-22 08:59:19 PM
People. Lohan has been SENTENCED TO JAIL. Goddamned Illinois 'Speak Like Shakespeare' day gets a green but no Lohan? Nohan?

Come on, come on. I want memes being generated. I want Paris Hilton posts. I want a hundred count thread pointlessly discussing and mocking the whore's antics when we could all be doing other things.

/dammitsomuch
 
2011-04-22 09:00:38 PM
Reveal to me thine bare breast, me lady.
 
2011-04-22 09:12:38 PM
- Use "thee" and "thou" instead of you. And "ye" is the Elizabethan equivalent of "y'all."

Except that "thee" and "thou" have different usages. It always bugs me to see them confused.

/Elizabethan grammar Nazi...err, Spaniard, I guess.
 
2011-04-22 09:15:06 PM

MechaDupek: Reveal to me thine bare breast, me lady.


Thy="your"
Thine="yours"

See what I mean? I can't help it. I'm in Hell.
 
2011-04-22 09:19:56 PM

Rufus Lee King: "Well, if it isn't fat stinking billygoat Billyboy in poison. How art thou, thou globby bottle of cheap stinking chip-oil? Come and get one in the yarbles, if you have any yarbles, you eunuch jelly, thou."


Makes me want to listen to Mozart.
 
2011-04-22 09:23:29 PM

buckler: MechaDupek: Reveal to me thine bare breast, me lady.

Thy="your"
Thine="yours"

See what I mean? I can't help it. I'm in Hell.


Also, it's "m'Lady", which is a contraction of "my Lady"

/can't help it, either. 13 years working the Ren Faire.
 
2011-04-22 09:24:26 PM

buckler: MechaDupek: Reveal to me thine bare breast, me lady.

Thy="your"
Thine="yours"

See what I mean? I can't help it. I'm in Hell.


Well, sort of. "Thy" before a consonant, "thine" before a vowel. Same with "my" and "mine", and "a" and "an".
 
2011-04-22 09:26:32 PM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: buckler: MechaDupek: Reveal to me thine bare breast, me lady.

Thy="your"
Thine="yours"

See what I mean? I can't help it. I'm in Hell.

Well, sort of. "Thy" before a consonant, "thine" before a vowel. Same with "my" and "mine", and "a" and "an".


*jots it down* Thanks...more to be anal about.
 
2011-04-22 09:27:26 PM

OgreMagi: buckler: MechaDupek: Reveal to me thine bare breast, me lady.

Thy="your"
Thine="yours"

See what I mean? I can't help it. I'm in Hell.

Also, it's "m'Lady", which is a contraction of "my Lady"

/can't help it, either. 13 years working the Ren Faire.


Theatre training for me. Kinda wish it was linguistics, though.
 
2011-04-22 09:37:02 PM
"Marry, sir, she's the kitchen wench and all grease;
and I know not what use to put her to but to make a
lamp of her and run from her by her own light. I
warrant, her rags and the tallow in them will burn a
Poland winter: if she lives till doomsday,
she'll burn a week longer than the whole world."

"[She is] No longer from head to foot than from hip to hip:
she is spherical, like a globe; I could find out
countries in her."

-Dromio of Syracus, A Comedy of Errors

/Best. Shakespeare. Ever.
 
2011-04-22 09:44:10 PM
Everybody sing!

Only once a year will we talk in accents just like the bard once did
Even to this day there has not been anyone who's as talented
If you want to find all the coppes they're hanging out in the donut shoppes
They doth protest much too much - the Beatles who's hair was just like moppes
Academic doubters they say "Bacon, Bacon!"
Bacon, Bacon

Talk just like Shakespeare did
Talk just like Shakespeare did

Merry Old England is the place where William, he penned his manuscripts
Merchants from Venice and those starry lovers we know who died in crypts
In a village pub you can find a punter who'll place a crazy bet
Don't misunderstand him at all: for him a "fag" is a "cigarette"
Lorry to the lift mate, let's watch Corrie, Corrie
Corrie, Corrie

Or maybe Eastenders
Or maybe Eastenders
 
2011-04-22 09:50:14 PM
One to many l's in Illinois, subby.
 
2011-04-22 09:58:15 PM
"Shall we shog?"

Really liked that line.
 
2011-04-22 10:45:30 PM
Verily, this doth my interests pique.
 
2011-04-22 11:22:10 PM
"The Cubs shall ne'er again winneth a World Series."

Wrong! No "-eth" needed, because there's already a conjugated verb: "shall". Also, "-eth", if I remember correctly, is only used in singular third person: 'he, she, it'. And you wouldn't absolutely need the "-eth" anyway, since by Shakespeare's day, "-s" was coming out on top.

Better: "The Cubs never again shall win a World Series."

Random link, because it's appropriate, and also a good example of Elizabethan English: Who's On First (new window)
 
2011-04-22 11:42:00 PM
But was the headline in iambic pentameter?
 
2011-04-23 12:06:39 AM

Thats_Not_My_Baby: But was the headline in iambic pentameter?


Alas, t'was writ methinks in baser prose,
But be not troubled by base Subby's wit
For many braver souls have tried and failed
To master verse with measured syllables.
 
2011-04-23 12:09:00 AM
Thank the Lord my sister lives in Illinois. And thank the lord my whole family, including myself, traveled there for Easter. So I will be in Macomb, IL for speak like Shakespeare Day.
 
2011-04-23 12:17:07 AM
Forsooth? Methinks such practice will continue into tomorrow. And tomorrow. And tomorrow

/I'm in ur day
//creepin' at a petty pace
 
2011-04-23 12:28:28 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com

/doth be it Caturday yet?
 
2011-04-23 01:42:13 AM
Approveth:

www.capcom.co.jp

Also approveth:

i.neoseeker.com

Approveth to such heights that he doth be known as Mister Thou:

images3.wikia.nocookie.net

(Oh, come on folks, it's not every day I get to literally post a trifecta of video-game characters known for Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe. Which is what thou knowest this little experiment will turn into. :D)
 
2011-04-23 01:45:37 AM
api.ning.com

Yes. Well, when I see 5 weirdos dressed in togas stabbing a guy in the middle of the park in full view of 100 people, I shoot the bastards. That's *my* policy.
 
2011-04-23 08:39:12 AM
Verily thou canst not be serious.
 
2011-04-23 10:34:48 AM
This if funny to me.

I wasn't aware of this, but I was singing with my boys this morning, and I did "Dost thine ears hang low" instead of the standard version.

I was country before country was cool?

Verily, Frigid Tale, mine brother.
 
2011-04-23 03:13:22 PM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: buckler: MechaDupek: Reveal to me thine bare breast, me lady.

Thy="your"
Thine="yours"

See what I mean? I can't help it. I'm in Hell.

Well, sort of. "Thy" before a consonant, "thine" before a vowel. Same with "my" and "mine", and "a" and "an".


My comment is the closest any of you ponces will come to a tittie.
 
2011-04-23 05:30:01 PM
"Thou hast undone our mother."
"Villain, I have done thy mother."

The very first "your mom" joke?
 
2011-04-24 12:50:36 AM

Sifora: "The Cubs shall ne'er again winneth a World Series."

Wrong! No "-eth" needed, because there's already a conjugated verb: "shall". Also, "-eth", if I remember correctly, is only used in singular third person: 'he, she, it'. And you wouldn't absolutely need the "-eth" anyway, since by Shakespeare's day, "-s" was coming out on top.

Better: "The Cubs never again shall win a World Series."

Random link, because it's appropriate, and also a good example of Elizabethan English: Who's On First (new window)


THIS.

You'd use "-eth" exactly where modern English uses "s". Furthermore, you'd use "-est" when the subject was "thou".

I speak.
Thou speakest.
He, she, it speaketh.
We speak.
Ye speak.
They speak.

Extra credit: We, ye, they speaken. That's Chaucer, not Shakespeare.
 
2011-04-24 03:17:00 AM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: That's Chaucer, not Shakespeare.


Super gay.
 
2011-04-24 09:51:35 PM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Sifora: "The Cubs shall ne'er again winneth a World Series."

Wrong! No "-eth" needed, because there's already a conjugated verb: "shall". Also, "-eth", if I remember correctly, is only used in singular third person: 'he, she, it'. And you wouldn't absolutely need the "-eth" anyway, since by Shakespeare's day, "-s" was coming out on top.

Better: "The Cubs never again shall win a World Series."

Random link, because it's appropriate, and also a good example of Elizabethan English: Who's On First (new window)

THIS.

Extra credit: We, ye, they speaken. That's Chaucer, not Shakespeare.


I thought bringing Middle English would just confuse them too much, seeing as they can't get the basics of verb conjugation in Early Modern down.

/Yay, my first "THIS"!
 
2011-04-25 11:41:00 PM

Sifora: "The Cubs shall ne'er again winneth a World Series."

Wrong! No "-eth" needed, because there's already a conjugated verb: "shall". Also, "-eth", if I remember correctly, is only used in singular third person: 'he, she, it'. And you wouldn't absolutely need the "-eth" anyway, since by Shakespeare's day, "-s" was coming out on top.

Better: "The Cubs never again shall win a World Series."

Random link, because it's appropriate, and also a good example of Elizabethan English: Who's On First (new window)


That was brilliant!

/link stolen for all my Faire friends
 
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