Tuesday, March 17, 2015

TIL: The Word 'Nothing' in the title of Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' was Elizabethan Slang ...

TIL: The Word 'Nothing' in the title of Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' was Elizabethan Slang for 'Pussy.' : todayilearned

I feel like I should remember this stuff from my college days. It may not be a TIL for me but, if not, it's certainly a TIWR.

There's also this bit from Hamlet that my Pelican edition is not completely forthcoming about in providing context -- though, surprisingly, it doesn't shy away from "country matters":

Oh, Shakespeare!



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