Thursday, November 17, 2016

olde-worlde & it drives me nuts

Quotations:

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Germaine Greer: [olde-worlde; it drives me nuts;] Well, it's obviously possible and yes, I would. But what worries me slightly is the assumption that that Shakespeare is kind of olde-worlde and not of today and so forth. The reason we speak Shakespearean language is because it is still current for us. People say that Shakespeare is full of cliches, what they don't realise is that we've been copying his way of saying things for a very long time. It drives me nuts that people want to prove that he is the Earl of Oxford. 

Definitions:

olde-worlde:
trying deliberately to seem old-fashioned.

it drives me nuts:
to be getting annoyed by a trivial or small matter.

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