Ah, kids today. They think they are the only ones who can come up with witty phrases and a playful use of words.
And don't forget the ever popular (and oh so creative,) O.M.G.
Little do these modern linguists know, but good ol' William Shakespeare was the king of slang and the inventor of word play.
So, in honor of the great bard's birthday (April 23,) here are eight phrases that we use commonly today that we owe to Mr Bill.
And big thanks to Grammar.net for putting this infographic together.
Related posts on MNN:
- William Shakespeare: Literary giant, tax dodger and ruthless businessman?
- Was Shakespeare a stoner?
- In Shakespeare's time, kidnapped kids were forced into acting
The opinions expressed by MNN Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of MNN.com. While we have reviewed their content to make sure it complies with our Terms and Conditions, MNN is not responsible for the accuracy of any of their information.