Does it seem as though the art of language is declining. I’m all for gadgets and stuff, but oh how much fun it seemed language was once long ago. Especially the Elizabethan Times where everything appears to have been more colourful. Not only in costume but their very descriptive language. A sign of our times, will we eventually speak like we txt and speak shorthand language. Is this the generation where we become so boring with limited words for expressing ourselves.
A few such words come to mind. I’m sure you know what they are.
So often used in movies – radio – conversation. I know I’m bored hearing them over and over. Aren’t you?
To swear or not to swear now that is the question?
Why not for a bit of a lark and try this out.
The Elizabeth Insult
Romeo: Lady, by yonder blessed moon I vow
That tips with silver all these fruit tree tops
Juliet: Oh, swear not by the moon, th´inconstant moon.
That monthly changes in her circled orb
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.
Romeo: What shall I swear by?
Juliet: Do not swear at all.
Or, if thou wilt, swear by thy gracious self.
Which is the god of my idolatry.
An I´ll believe thee.
Romeo: If my heart´s dear love —
Juliet: Well, do not swear. Although I joy in thee
I have no joy of this contract tonight.
Could you Image having to learn to read and write in this script. This is one of the easier ones I found. Beautiful. Technology is one thing. It would be nice to not lose the Art of reading, writing and speaking the english language.