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Swear Like Shakespeare: A Grand Taxonomy Of The Bard’s Choice Words

Swear Like Shakespeare: A Grand Taxonomy Of The Bard’s Choice Words

For those literature teachers stuck in 2013 who need an edge on a generation of students increasingly speaking in an odd combination of text-speak and hip-hop, there is the following infographic from charleychartwell.com.

You will not find emaciated phrases such as awesome, beast, cool, cute, weak, or ratchet.

You will, however, find far more creative castings for those “damned and luxurious mountain goats” that keep taking your planning period, asking for more “data,” and offering up just one more committee for you to join.

Seriously. Luxurious mountain goats. It’s from Henry V. Google it.

A Grand Taxonomy of Shakespearean Insults
Image attribution Charley-Chartwell