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Shakespeare's Forgotten Words

Shakespeare's Forgotten Words

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We love this list of 154 of Shakespeare's Forgotten Words - compiled for Shakespeare Week by Professor David Crystal. These are all words that were in use in Shakespeare's time and can be found in his works, but are not commonly used today. They are a versatile resource that can be used to demonstrate language change as well as explored to understand how words are created and used. Shakespeare's creative use of language is intrinsic to the richness, humour and intrigue of his plays. Why not adopt some of his words with your class?