Smarter Mom: Talk Like Shakespeare Day

Posted by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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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?

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by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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lasombrs
by Sara on Apr. 23, 2013 at 8:22 AM

Me thinks my husband would doth protest this her day very much! lol

fraujones
by Amanda on Apr. 23, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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My mewling babe awake all eve. Alas reeky flatulence hath seized wee milady's innards. 

momofsixangels
by Colleen on Apr. 23, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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Thou needeth a napeth

yvonne37
by Platinum Member on Apr. 23, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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 rolling on floor THEE HAVE FOUNDETH MY FUNNYETH BONE! LOL  love it!

yvonne37
by Platinum Member on Apr. 23, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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sidesplittinglaughter 

Quoting fraujones:

My mewling babe awake all eve. Alas reeky flatulence hath seized wee milady's innards. 

 

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yvonne37
by Platinum Member on Apr. 23, 2013 at 10:16 AM

 hahahaha.. boarpig!!! i have used this before lol to insult someone and they just stood there looking... well.. confusedconfused lol

lil_mama06
by Brian's Lil Vixen on Apr. 23, 2013 at 10:17 AM

lol..Too early for me...

yvonne37
by Platinum Member on Apr. 23, 2013 at 10:17 AM

 hedgeborn.. i like this one too... lol.. ahh English, ye completeth me.  lol

Jukebox_Jenny
by Jenny on Apr. 23, 2013 at 12:03 PM
Methinks that pre-coffee this challenge doth seem too much.
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by Desiree on Apr. 23, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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Good day to thee noble blogger and yon ladies of the fair cafemom.

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