45 Everyday Phrases Coined By Shakespeare

April 23rd is generally considered to be a good day to celebrate the birth of England’s greatest poet and playwright, William Shakespeare. This is partly because there are no records of his birth—although he was baptized on April 26—and partly because he died on April 23 (and April 23 is St. George’s day, patron saint of England), so there is a pleasing, almost poetic symmetry about the way the dates line up.
Today is the 450th anniversary of the day Shakespeare was (possibly) born, and in tribute to his astonishing contribution to the English language, it’s time to for a challenge. One that will suit all comers, faint-hearted (1) or not.

45 Everyday Phrases Coined By Shakespeare

April 23rd is generally considered to be a good day to celebrate the birth of England’s greatest poet and playwright, William Shakespeare. This is partly because there are no records of his birth—although he was baptized on April 26—and partly because he died on April 23 (and April 23 is St. George’s day, patron saint of England), so there is a pleasing, almost poetic symmetry about the way the dates line up.

Today is the 450th anniversary of the day Shakespeare was (possibly) born, and in tribute to his astonishing contribution to the English language, it’s time to for a challenge. One that will suit all comers, faint-hearted (1) or not.

Watch Newly Released News Archive Clips From Early ‘Doctor Who’
A remote-controlled Dalek that sells books?! Just one of the many archived clips that emerged from last week:


One of the most delightful discoveries of the past seven days has been the digital archive that British Pathé News has made available for public viewing on YouTube. There’s an astonishing array of footage, serious and silly, and some of it features some familiar faces.
The folks at Feeling Listless have been trawling the archive looking for Doctor Who-related film clips, and here are a few of the absolute gems they found.
Take this radio-controlled Dalek bookseller from 1964:


Watch in Anglophenia’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup (which happens every Tuesday).

Watch Newly Released News Archive Clips From Early ‘Doctor Who’

A remote-controlled Dalek that sells books?! Just one of the many archived clips that emerged from last week:

One of the most delightful discoveries of the past seven days has been the digital archive that British Pathé News has made available for public viewing on YouTube. There’s an astonishing array of footage, serious and silly, and some of it features some familiar faces.

The folks at Feeling Listless have been trawling the archive looking for Doctor Who-related film clips, and here are a few of the absolute gems they found.

Take this radio-controlled Dalek bookseller from 1964:

Watch in Anglophenia’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup (which happens every Tuesday).