Methinks thou art wise and lovely to readeth my prose on CafeMom...if thou doubtest, mayhaps ye art a folley-falled, jackanapes!
Don't worry, I won't totally write ala The Bard for the whole post, but it got your attention, eh? In case you haven't guessed, today is Talk Like Shakespeare Day! Break out the "To be or not to be" and the "Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore art thou Romeo?" You can have fun with the whole family on this day - watch Gnomeo and Juliet with the little ones, search You Tube for some clips of funny Shakespeare sketches, and yes, talk like Shakespeare all day! Need help? Here are some clues on how to truly converse like Shakespeare:
-- Skip the "you." Whenever you want to say "you," insert "thou" or "thee" or "ye."
-- Add on an "eth" on, well, anything. If your son needs to shower, why not offer: "Sayeth young squire, do you dareth to go yonder as smelly as a goat's toe?"
-- Use extra words when you can. Instead of "Let's go," say "Withmethinks thou may venture onto thy road wherefore thee shall arriveth at thy journey's end."
-- Have fun with adjectives, especially when you aren't happy...is the annoying lady on the cell phone holding up the grocery line a clack-dish, earth-vexing, haggard harpy? Yes! Check out this great Shakespeare insult generator we had fun with last year.
Let's play with this -- why not try to give comments Shakespeare-style? Will you have fun with this?