Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Forsooth, Get With the Times, Bill!









38 comments:

Travel said...

Enjoyed the insults. Very good.

Laurie said...

Hilarious! 👍❤️

Martha said...

Fantastic as always! :D

Bob said...

I have a new phrase:
Your brain is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a long voyage.
Thank you!

anne marie in philly said...

hee hee! "really, dude? REALLY??"

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

I'm going to learn some of those insults! So good.
And I loved the illustration of Bill with the sleeves!
YMC? so, so good.

XOXO

Moving with Mitchell said...

Really, dude? REALLY? When I thought these couldn't any better, I watched the video. Thank you so much for the good laugh.

Mistress Maddie said...

I have seen that video clip before....it always manages to get me chuckling.

Deedles said...

The YMCA! To think I almost skipped that one! Pure perfection.

e said...

This is why Shakespeare will remain evergreen in the English language - the wit, the phrasing, the incredible insults. Oh, and the stories. The translations were hilarious, though.

You mad, bro? I have a t-shirt with that on it!

bobbie said...

If I remember rightly, a few years ago someone put out a small book of Shakespearian insults ~ knew I should have bought it!
Thanks for the grins and giggles!

pam nash said...

Excellent insults - so much better than the popular 3 or 4 used today!

Mike said...

Maybe I need to start carrying a sword.

Lady M said...

That is all fun - it is amazing how much Shakespeare still makes its way into the modern vernacular.

Parnassus said...

Hello Debra, Shakespeare wasn't the only one who could sling insults. Alexander Pope could be equally vicious. A famous sample:
"You beat your pate, and fancy wit will come.
Knock as you please, there's nobody at home."
--Jim

Tundra Bunny said...

My wit hath left me high and dry this day, I cannot compete with the Bard Almighty!

Suz said...

Bill is rolling over in his grave at how far down our vocabulary has gone. Love the insults!

Marie Smith said...

Who dat is my favourite.

Janie Junebug said...

Fie on thee! Fie! I love these. I wrote the major essay for my Shakespeare class on As You Like It. Somehow no one notices that Rosalind is a woman dressed as a man.

Love,
Janie

Cynthia said...

Hilarioso!! We used to watch THE WIRE, which was about the drug scene in the projects in Baltimore, and were amazed at the courtliness of the language, even though it was mixed with the modern vernacular, as in "That shit was unseemly, yo."

Linda said...

The YMCA lyrics are hilarious. And, the Shakes looks awesome with tattoos.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Shakespere lives on.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Sue Bursztynski said...

Absolutely Shakespeare’s insults work today! As do his dirty jokes, and it isn’t only the lower class characters who make them. Romeo has a scene with Mercutio where they fling dirty jokes at each other.

I had a lot of fun showing my Year 8 classes a PowerPoint mixed with videos, showing words we still use AND words that looked like something we know, but were naughty puns. They sat up straight when they learned what “Much Ado About Nothing” REALLY meant!

Did I mention I love Shakespeare?

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love language of Shakespeare although many phrases get lost on me. The video clip is hysterical and really aids in comprehension!

This N That said...

Love the "Who Dat?"..Good ones Deb..

brewella deville said...

I've never seen the YMCA translation, nice.

The Blog Fodder said...

I loved Macbeth and used to be able to quote that piece from memory.

Ol'Buzzard said...

Drag queens are not new. In Shakespeare's manuscripts, on the margin he would write DRAG (dressed as a girl) Women were not allowed to take parts in public productions, so men in DRAG filled the parts.
the Ol'Buzzard

Magic Love Crow said...

Brilliant Deb! Love the video! LOL! Big Hugs!

Ur-spo said...

You just reminded me my nephew, whose birthday is the same as Shakespeare, is coming up ! thanks !

Kirk said...

"What fools these mortals be"

I'm sure that would have been Shakespeare's reaction to state legislatures passing laws to ban transgender rights.

G. B. Miller said...

That video was a priceless throwback/homage to Monty Python. Excellent!

DVArtist said...

Ohh these are great. I love the comparisons. Have a great day.

Fundy Blue said...

So fun, Debra! Thank you!

baili said...

i enjoyed the all
thank you for smiles and laugh specially last one

Susan said...

Oh, lordy, these are wonderful!

Guillaume said...

What to read if you want a fictionalised bipic of Shakespeare: Nothing Like the Sun by Anthony Burgess. Everything Shakespeare in Love failed to be.

Rommy said...

Forsooth! The gender reveal meme did verily elicit a might chortle from me!