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(BBC-US)   Through his innovative use of words, Shakespeare changed the English language and once accidentally released the Carrionites from the Deep Darkness   (bbc.com) divider line 21
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2014-05-28 05:44:01 AM
He was a cromulent guy.

/ what?
 
2014-05-28 05:54:52 AM
Methinks thou protest too much!

/use it all the time.  Thanks Shakey!
 
2014-05-28 05:56:52 AM
http://imgur.com/gallery/uZ5xc

relevant imgur album from yesterday.  NSFW language if your boss gets bent out of shape about the word fark
 
2014-05-28 07:01:26 AM
So, he's like Snoop Dogg?
 
2014-05-28 07:25:27 AM

KeatingFive: So, he's like Snoop Dogg?


To shizzle or fo shizzle; that is the question.
 
2014-05-28 07:50:39 AM

Muta: KeatingFive: So, he's like Snoop Dogg?

To shizzle or fo shizzle; that is the question.


Fo' rizzle?
 
2014-05-28 08:01:40 AM
i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2014-05-28 08:16:52 AM

slackux: http://imgur.com/gallery/uZ5xc

relevant imgur album from yesterday.  NSFW language if your boss gets bent out of shape about the word fark


I've much more trouble with the R-word than the Filtered word...
 
2014-05-28 08:30:57 AM
Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood
Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather
The multitudinous seas incarnadine,
Making the green one red.[1]

Shakespeare wrote like Mozart or Charlie Parker. Intelligent play. And, yes, he was more intelligent than the rest of us.

[1] Macbeth
 
2014-05-28 08:51:10 AM
No matter where; of comfort no man speak:
Let's talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs;
Make dust our paper and with rainy eyes
Write sorrow on the bosom of the earth,
Let's choose executors and talk of wills:
And yet not so, for what can we bequeath
Save our deposed bodies to the ground?
Our lands, our lives and all are Bolingbroke's,
And nothing can we call our own but death
And that small model of the barren earth
Which serves as paste and cover to our bones.

Richard II -- Act III Scene II
 
2014-05-28 09:32:35 AM
That being said, innovation in the language by a genius does not mean that ignorant schmucks should now be allowed to say "begs the question" when they are trying to say that something causes us to ask a question.
 
2014-05-28 09:39:18 AM

Man On A Mission: He was a cromulent guy.

/ what?


Meh.
 
2014-05-28 09:54:52 AM

Son of Thunder: That being said, innovation in the language by a genius does not mean that ignorant schmucks should now be allowed to say "begs the question" when they are trying to say that something causes us to ask a question.


Because language never changes.
 
2014-05-28 10:05:28 AM

stevetherobot: Son of Thunder: That being said, innovation in the language by a genius does not mean that ignorant schmucks should now be allowed to say "begs the question" when they are trying to say that something causes us to ask a question.

Because language never changes.


Idiots who "could care less" are not Shakespeare.
 
2014-05-28 10:08:09 AM

Cyno01: Man On A Mission: He was a cromulent guy.

/ what?

Meh.


Seems like much ado about nothing.
 
2014-05-28 10:08:23 AM

Cyno01: stevetherobot: Son of Thunder: That being said, innovation in the language by a genius does not mean that ignorant schmucks should now be allowed to say "begs the question" when they are trying to say that something causes us to ask a question.

Because language never changes.

Idiots who "could care less" are not Shakespeare.


If it's understood by the audience, what's your beef with the change in idiom?
 
2014-05-28 10:10:33 AM
I liked the original wordsmith better.

DIAF - J.C. Matthew 25:41
 
2014-05-28 11:03:55 AM
Make up words, profit.
 
2014-05-28 11:42:08 AM

Cyno01: stevetherobot: Son of Thunder: That being said, innovation in the language by a genius does not mean that ignorant schmucks should now be allowed to say "begs the question" when they are trying to say that something causes us to ask a question.

Because language never changes.

Idiots who "could care less" are not Shakespeare.


The vast majority of shifts in language come from large numbers of "idiots" who could care less that they aren't Shakespeare.
 
2014-05-28 11:49:59 AM

yakmans_dad: Cyno01: stevetherobot: Son of Thunder: That being said, innovation in the language by a genius does not mean that ignorant schmucks should now be allowed to say "begs the question" when they are trying to say that something causes us to ask a question.

Because language never changes.

Idiots who "could care less" are not Shakespeare.

If it's understood by the audience, what's your beef with the change in idiom?


Can you get the difference between these two scenarios?

1) Brilliant wordsmith gets inventive with the language and creates new expressions that are both informative and beautiful.

2) Ignorant dipstick misuses a phrase because it makes other ignorant dipsticks think that he's smart (while the non-ignorant roll their eyes because his misuse makes him look even dumber).  More and more ignorant dipsticks keep misusing the phrase until they verbally pound the non-ignorant into weeping despair and declare victory through sheer mass of numbers.
 
2014-05-28 01:11:29 PM

Son of Thunder: yakmans_dad: Cyno01: stevetherobot: Son of Thunder: That being said, innovation in the language by a genius does not mean that ignorant schmucks should now be allowed to say "begs the question" when they are trying to say that something causes us to ask a question.

Because language never changes.

Idiots who "could care less" are not Shakespeare.

If it's understood by the audience, what's your beef with the change in idiom?

Can you get the difference between these two scenarios?

1) Brilliant wordsmith gets inventive with the language and creates new expressions that are both informative and beautiful.

2) Ignorant dipstick misuses a phrase because it makes other ignorant dipsticks think that he's smart (while the non-ignorant roll their eyes because his misuse makes him look even dumber).  More and more ignorant dipsticks keep misusing the phrase until they verbally pound the non-ignorant into weeping despair and declare victory through sheer mass of numbers.


All sorts of educated people use "begs the question" and "could care less". There are usages I wish people observed (differentiate between "less" and "fewer", use "composed of" and "comprise" correctly.) but in my heart of hearts I know that the people using them are getting their meaning across and its just me being fussy.
 
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