He hath songs for man or woman, of all sizes; no
milliner can so fit his customers with gloves: he
has the prettiest love-songs for maids; so without
bawdry, which is strange; with such delicate
burthens of dildos and fadings, 'jump her and thump
her;' and where some stretch-mouthed rascal would,
as it were, mean mischief and break a foul gap into
the matter, he makes the maid to answer 'Whoop, do me
no harm, good man;' puts him off, slights him, with
'Whoop, do me no harm, good man.'
~ from The Winter's Tale
The works of William Shakespeare are replete with earthy lines, which a few witty (and eagle-eyed - but studious, always studious) souls have playfully dubbed Shakesporn. Our Bard was no prude and it's not hard to spot the passages in which he let his hair down and showed his Puckish side, so to speak.
Your assignment today, should you choose to accept it, is to find and deliver a bawdy quote or two. Be sure to cite the work whence it comes. There are no extra points to be had, but if you do this you won't get stuck in Study Hall again Saturday.
As a couple of examples to get you started,
That man that hath a tongue, I say, is no man,
If with his tongue he cannot win a woman.
~ The Two Gentlemen of Verona - III, 1
Let me take you a button-hole lower.
~ Love’s Labour’s Lost, 5.2
...this drivelling love is like a great natural,
that runs lolling up and down to hide his bauble in a hole.
~ Mercutio, in Romeo and Juliet
TWISTED LINGUISTICS, alas, is always running the roads tracking down errant Words Gone Wild and has no time for plucking gems from bawdy plays and sonnets.
Imaginie how the poor sould (feels) - Yeah, poor sod lost his genie.
mystifed - Food that appeared from nowhere.
forumlate - The beginnings of a plan to jump into a discussion after it's over.
Golmer Pile - Gomer and Goober Pyle's pain-in-the-butt sixth cousin, thrice-removed by marriage but only twice-removed via intermarriage.
ressurection - Making a reservation to erect something.
prorogative - One who is in favor of options.
malchiousness - Delicious malice.
Once you've completed your assignment, do take this quiz and tell us who your inner muse is.
|Your Inner Muse is Thalia|
You are most like this playful muse of comedy.
Life is all about laughter to you, and you're a natural comic.
You make people laugh until their sides split.
And you're always up for some play time!