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English - as she cud be rote.

I've noticed, because of all the postings I've made on our website, and also because some of the keys on my laptop keyboard have a tendency to stick a little unless I hit them a bit harder, that we could save ourselves a lot of work, not to mention space and paper, if we wrote the language as it sounds. Let's have a look.

Gud evnin. how does yor garden gro? Tke out some of the vowls and just pronounce the consonants. Hrry, f'u jst tork to Roi, nd hav a luk at spscil words it apeers strnge yt 1 cud form a tipe of cod wich cud ful n enmi. Minju, 1 as 2 b thnkng aboutit an 1 cud evn mak up a psswrd in thiswai.

But o, how yur brain grinds tryng 2 get it rite. So gnite, ol.

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Larry, you were saying you had never read any Shakespeare but have you ever used any of these sayings?

"For goodness sake" - Henry VIII
- "Neither here not there" - Othello
- "Mum's the word" - Henry VI, Part II
- "Eaten out of house and home" - Henry IV, Part II
- "Rant" - Hamlet
- "Knock knock! Who's there?" - Macbeth
- "All's well that ends well" - All's Well That Ends Well
- "With bated breath" - The Merchant of Venice
- "A wild goose chase" - Romeo and Juliet
- "Assassination" - Macbeth
- "Too much of a good thing" - As You Like It
- "A heart of gold" - Henry V
- "Such stuff as dreams are made on" - The Tempest
- "Fashionable" - Troilus and Cressida
- "What the dickens" - The Merry Wives of Windsor
- "Puking" - As You Like It
- "Lie low" - Much Ado About Nothing
- "Dead as a doornail" - Henry VI, Part II
- "Not slept one wink" -
"Foregone conclusion" - Othello
- "The world's mine oyster" - The Merry Wives of Windsor
- "Obscene" - Love's Labour's Lost
- "Bedazzled" - The Taming of the Shrew
- "In stitches" - Twelfth Night
- "Addiction" - Othello
- "Naked truth" - Love's Labour's Lost
- "Faint-hearted" - Henry VI, Part I
- "Send him packing" - Henry IV
- "Vanish into thin air" - Othello
- "Swagger" - Henry V
- "Own flesh and blood" - Hamlet
- "Truth will out" - The Merchant of Venice
- "Zany" - Love's Labour's Lost
- "Give the devil his due" - Henry IV, Part I
- "There's method in my madness" - Hamlet
- "Salad days" - Antony and Cleopatra
- "Wear your heart on your sleeve" - Othello
- "Spotless reputation" - Richard II
- "Full circle" - King Lear
- "There's the rub" - Hamlet
- "All of a sudden" - The Taming of the Shrew
- "Come what, come may" - Macbeth

There are many more.

Re: English - as she cud be rote.

To get so many you must have worked your b....s off.Theres one you missed!

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Roy, where does he say " sirrah thou hast worked they b........ off?"

If you knew me better you'd just assume I'd Googled it.

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Alas, poor Yorrick, I knew him well. Ain't that from Hamlet? Written by someone called, apparently, Lamb?