I have just returned from the land of Shakespeare!
I had a jolly time full of triumph and revelling joy!
No doubt that ye is impressed with my newly found language. Thee must learn and so I have included some tips that I found earlier.
- Instead of you, say thou or thee (and instead of y’all,
- Rhymed couplets are all the rage.
- Men are Sirrah, ladies are Mistress, and your friends are all called Cousin.
- Instead of cursing, try calling your tormenters jackanapes or canker-blossoms or poisonous bunch-back’d toads.
- Don’t waste time saying “it,” just use the letter “t” (’tis,t’will, I’ll do’t).
- Verse for lovers, prose for ruffians, songs for clowns.
- When in doubt, add the letters “eth” to the end of verbs (he runneth, he trippeth, he falleth).
- To add weight to your opinions, try starting them with methinks, mayhaps, in sooth or wherefore.
- When wooing ladies: try comparing her to a summer’s day. If that fails, say “Get thee to a nunnery!”
- When wooing lads: try dressing up like a man. If that fails, throw him in the Tower, banish his friends and claim the throne.
Therefore, according to the above, next time I am bullied by a female (possibly my wife) and her friends, here is what I might sayeth as I banish her and her friends…
‘Thee! Mistress and your poisonous-bunch-back’d toads, shall runneth and trippeth into a hole methinks.’
Let’s just clarify that I would never say this unless I wanted to experience more of the Shakespearian lifestyle and get myself beheaded!
And the message of this blog is… (Awkward transition from story to message on this one…)
Shakespeare certainly had an impact on the British language and theatre! It was interesting to walk in his footsteps and visit the house in which he was born. But at the end of the day, he too was only a man.
The few days in Stratford were great, but it made me wonder what it would be like to visit the place where Jesus was born. What would it be like to walk in the footsteps of Jesus Christ – The son of God?
Jesus changed the world more than Shakespeare. Jesus has much more of a personal impact to me than Shakespeare will ever have. And perhaps not literally, but in the way that I choose to live my life – I hope and pray that I strive to walk in the footsteps of Jesus.
Perhaps, you too might like to walk in Jesus’ footsteps. To live the kind of life that he did. To know what life would be like when God is at the very centre. You can. Just invite him to be involved today.
Want to know more? – Contact me – firstname.lastname@example.org