Monday, June 30, 2008

George Carlin Shakespeare Connection

Just heard on NPR's Wait Wait show that George Carlin's grandfather wrote out the complete works of Shakespeare, just because he liked it.

If true, that's kind of cool.  People talk about a life goal of reading the complete works, try writing them out!

There's a bit for somebody to do - find the Shakespearean equivalent to all of Carlin's "Seven Dirty Words".


Craig said...

I'm working on seeing them all on stage...but I think I'll have to pass on that one.

Ian Thal said...

I have noticed that Shakespeare has a special fondness for the fourth of the filthy words listed on this particular transcript of Carlin's monologue but apparently, it was considered so rude even then, he concealed it inside of puns and other forms of wordplay.

Anonymous said...

As for the filthy words, I love the bard's insults, Coxcomb! =)