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April 24, 2014

Did you know that Shakespeare invented over 1,700 words that are commonly used in the English language?

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Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 24, 2014 1:29 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I suspect many of those words were already in use, but are only remembered through Shakey.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 24, 2014 2:05 PM

Another prolific wordsmith was the late Jack Vance.

Posted by: Lorne at April 24, 2014 5:44 PM

1700?
How many will appear on the NEW, revision of the SAT? How many "educated" folks comprehend the original intended meaning, especially from *ahem* context?
Like...say... Affirmative Action words? Like The Bill of Rights/Constitution words? Like "The Bill before us...." words?
"Usage" I suppose.

Posted by: CaptDMO at April 25, 2014 7:13 AM

And on Bill's floor, fallen from his overflowing wastebasket, was "Twerking".

It's original meaning was,"Striking the rear end of a pig while driving it to market". ;-}

Posted by: John at April 25, 2014 8:27 AM

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