posted on Oct, 26 2018 @ 06:24 PM
a reply to: alldaylong
The 422 Words That Shakespeare Invented
They start off with a google of how many words Shakespeare invented: over 1700!!
They then explain that some are just the first known written example the OED could find written down. The words were in use but the earliest evidence
is The Bard.
The list they have of 422 are truly invented by WS. Includes things like, "bedroom", "go between", "employment", "hint", "leapfrog", "moonbeam",
"pious", "skim milk", to impede, unscratched, etc.
Most of our words are technology related like "wayback machine" being accepted as real word, for example.
Reminds of the argument Shakespeare being more important than Sigmund Freud in defining the modern human psyche.