Celebrating 400 Years of Shakespeare!


Yesterday was William Shakespeare’s 452nd birthday!

And the 400the anniversary of his death.

My school celebrated by selling cupcakes with candles and a Shakespearean insult.


Shakespeare was a marvel at writing insults. Here are some of my favorite examples:

“All the infections that the sun sucks up”

“Elvish-marked abortive, rooting hog”

“Veriest varlet that ever chewed with a tooth”

“I do desire we may be better strangers”

“You dwarf, you minimus”

“Hang off thou cat, thou burr! Vile thing”

“I’ll beat thee, but I should infect my hands”

and my personal favorite:

“Would thou were clean enough to spit on!”

Happy Birthday, Will! And many more!

william shakespeare



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