Wordy Wednesday

Wordy Wednesday – “Kill with kindness”

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“Another way I have to man my haggard, To make her come, and know her keeper’s call, That is, to watch her, as we...   Read More

Wordy Wednesday – “I’ll not budge an inch…”

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In the Prologue to Taming of the Shrew, a drunken Christopher Sly loiters outside a tavern. He has broken some glasses and the Hostess demands that he...   Read More

Wordy Wednesday – “That way madness lies”

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In Act III.iv of King Lear, Lear, Kent, and the Fool find themselves on a heath before a hovel.  It is stormy.  Kent urges Lear to...   Read More

Wordy Wednesday – “Be-all and end-all”

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Macbeth: If it were done, when ’tis done, then ’twere well It were done quickly. If th’ assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and...   Read More

Wordy Wednesday – “Short shrift”

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Welcome to another wonderful Wordy Wednesday! Have you ever heard the phrase “short shrift”? It first appeared in Shakespeare’s Richard III: RATCLIFF: Dispatch, my...   Read More

Wordy Wednesday – “Star-crossed lovers”

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Most romantic relationships are fraught with compromise and difficulty; in the general, we must intuitively agree with that great sage who sang that “Love...   Read More

Wordy Wednesday – “Like the dickens”

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Hello all and welcome to another Wordy Wednesday! Did you ever wonder why the phrase “like the dickens” – as in “I stubbed my toe...   Read More

Wordy Wednesday – “Sound and fury”

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Its Wednesday again! On today’s edition of wordy Wednesday i have a question for you jeopardy-style. What phrase found in Shakespeare’s Macbeth  is also the title of William Faulkner’s Nobel prize winning...   Read More

Wordy Wednesday – “Wild goose chase”

Welcome to another Wordy Wednesday! Have you ever gone on a wild goose chase? Did you know that the phrase “wild goose chase” was...   Read More

Wordy Wednesday – “Makes your hair stand on end”

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Now I need you all to think of something for me… Think of the scariest thing you have ever seen! Alright, now check to...   Read More

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