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20 Words We Can Blame on Shakespeare
Over here, we love words. It's what we do. They are our jam, if you will. Some of them are fun to say (see: phlebotomy, persnickity, shenanigans, olfactory, longitudinal, really I could go on). Others are just terrible: moist, leverage, panty, gullet. Mental Floss posted a list of 20 words that Shakespeare popularized, if not pulled out of the air himself. And boy are they good ones. My personal favorite: multitudinous. Honorable mention goes to new-fangled. Check out the entire list here.
By Alison Geisler
January 31, 2013