Monday, December 26, 2011

What Would Shakespeare Do?

More musings from my co-worker/friend/genius:

Did you know that, of the 17,000+ words William Shakespeare used, over 1,700 are documented for the first time in his writing. Maybe they were in everyday unrecorded oral use, or maybe he made them up because they sounded cool. So the next time you’re working on your hixby gommelting, don’t be timid. Make up a word just because you like the way it bloghers.

Did you know that several people here in the building participated in National Novel Writing Month in November? Each of them wrote a complete novel during the month of November. If I had their permission, I’d tell you who they were, but it’ll be more fun if you walk up to everyone you see today and ask them about NaNoWriMo. If they give you a blank stare or ask you if you’re having a stroke, they are probably not one of the writers. Once you find one of the intrepid writers in our midst, ask them if they made up a new word in their chomona. If they didn’t give them a bracelet with W.W.S.D.? on it (what would Shakespeare do) and castigate them (which was one of Bill’s made-up words).

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