Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare!

Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare!

Today is the widely accepted anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, who, if he were here listening to us today, might mutter to himself, “He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike.”

Many times I hear myself and other common folk prattling away and I wonder if the watch of wit will ever strike, and sometimes I hear a phrase that makes me wish that reading Shakespeare was compulsory for every speaker every day.

Here is the most recent:

“It was a shock to be fired; usually I’m on the other side of that shoe.”

Happy Birthday, Will.

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