Book Crush of the Week: Things We Say Today Which We Owe to Shakespeare

No author will probably ever match the sweeping influence of William Shakespeare in shaping the English language. We're always in awe of the many, many expressions he coined. There are too many to properly list here, although this awesome graphic does a job good of summing up some of the most famous, which is why it's our Book Crush of the Week:

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Love it! What Shakespearean expressions do you use regularly? Mine are "full circle," "laughing stock," and "so-so."


  1. I use the saying "laughing stock" and "piece of work" all the time. There are a lot of sayings here that I didn't know came from Shakespeare.

  2. 'Go shake your ears' is my favourite. It usually brings whoever I'm talking to to a full stop.