Shakespearean Insults Generator
THE ELIZABETHAN LANGUAGE - "WHY
DIDN'T HE USE PLAIN ENGLISH?"
The works of William Shakespeare
are often dreaded by students
because of the language he uses!
"Why didn't he use plain, simple
English?" is a question often
used by students new to the
Works of Shakespeare!
The answer is, of course, that
he did! But the Elizabethan
English language was different
There weren't as many words used
in the Elizabethan period and
people used a whole variety of
ways to spell them as
dictionaries weren't available!
(There are at least 16 different
Elizabethan spellings of
If Shakespeare was looking for a
descriptive word, and couldn't
find one he just made one up!
William Shakespeare invented
words, and he used them to good
effect when it came to