A Made up List of Words...
*If I were able to leave William Shakespeare a note, it would go a little something like this.
Thank you Mr. Shakespeare, the English language owes you a monumental debt. You inventively found ways around, over and through our vernacular. It seemed to come naturally for you to change nouns into verbs and verbs into adjectives, while adding prefixes and suffixes to other words where there were none. At times you even made completely new words altogether. So congratulations on accomplishing the fabrication of over 1700 of our common everyday words. The books I love and hold dear wouldn't be the same without you.
A modest list of Shakespeare's contribution to the English language.
academe, accused, addiction, advertising, amazement
backing, bandit, bedroom,
beached, besmirch, birthplace, blanket, bloodstained
barefaced, blushing, bet, bump, buzzer
caked, cater, champion, circumstantial, cold-blooded,
compromise, courtship, countless, critic
dauntless, dawn, deafening, discontent, dishearten, drugged,
epileptic, equivocal, elbow, excitement,
exposure, eyeball, fashionable
generous, gloomy, gossip, green-eyed,
gust, gnarled, grovel
hint, hobnob, hurried
laughable, lonely, lower, luggage, lustrous
madcap, majestic, marketable, mimic,
monumental, moonbeam, mountaineer
obscene, obsequiously, ode, Olympian, outbreak
panders, pedant, premeditated, puking,
savagery, scuffle, secure,
skim milk, submerge, summit, swagger