Thursday, April 23, 2009
Speak the speech, I pray you . . .
This day doth mark the birth of that sweet scribe, Will Shakespeare, who oft our leisure hath enlivened, with comedy, tragedie, e'en history hath been made a pleasure by his pen. Therefore hath our good Lord Mayor, Richard, proclaimed this day "Talk like Shakespeare" Day. So shall we add "eth" to verbs, and say "t'was" and "t'will", "thou" and "thee", setting aside the common parlance of "dese", "dem" "dose", and change Sout' Side Chicaga-ese for Elizabethan English. Haveth thee some cake!