Today is National Prime Rib Day…. gets your mouth watering, and starts you drooling. Many of us look to this day on the calendar to enjoy one of America’s favorite steaks.For just a day, forget about the diet. For just today, don’t fret over the high fat and cholesterol content. And mad cow?…well isn’t prime rib worth the risk?
The 452nd anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth is coming. He is not only known as a timeless playwright, but also as a prolific inventor of words. :
Bandit- Henry VI, Part 2. 1594
Critic- Love’s Labour Lost. 1598.
Dauntless- Henry VI, Part 3. 1616.
Dwindle- Henry IV, Part 1. 1598.
Elbow (as a verb)-King Lear. 1608.
Green-Eyed (to describe jealousy)- The Merchant of Venice. 1600.
Lackluster- As You Like It. 1616.
Lonely- Coriolanus. 1616.
Skim-milk- Henry IV, Part 1. 1598.
Swagger- Midsummer Night’s Dream. 1600.
Shakespeare must have loved the prefix un- because he created or gave new meaning to more than 300 words that begin with it. Here are just a few:
Unaware- Venus & Adonis. 1593.
Uncomfortable- Romeo & Juliet. 1599
Undress- Taming of the Shrew. 1616.
Unearthly-A Winter’s Tale. 1616
Unreal- Macbeth. 1623
(Grammarly.com-Guest post from Mignon Fogarty)