thekernel Posted October 4, 2013 Report Share Posted October 4, 2013 Is it possible in today's world for a single writer to have the same influence over a language as Shakespeare? As we all know, he is responsible for the conjuring of many words and phrases, oftentimes creating new words out of prefixes and suffixes not before used in that sense. Words and terms such as "majestic", "fashionable", "cold-blooded" and "discontent" have all been traced back to his writings. Today, much of the modern changes to our lexicon can be attributed to the rise of the internet. "[To] Google" is now a dictionary-certified verb. Beyond that, is there any reason to believe that a single person could impact a change in our vocabulary to the extent of Shakespeare? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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