Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thou Canst Not Say I Did It!

I'm sure I've posted about this before, but sometimes it's fun to dust off the old stuff. How many of you find yourself responding to random daily events in Shakespeare quotes? I'll often spring the title quote on my wife when accused of something.


"And whose empty Diet Coke can is this sitting on the table?"


"Shake not thy gory locks at me, woman! Thou canst not say I did it!"


My kids have grown up with this, of course. They know to just roll their eyes and move on. Although I still think that morning last month where the milk was expiring on March 15 and I bid them beware the Ides of Milk is still one of my greatest puns to date. :)



7 comments:

Alexi said...

My friend was cleaning up a creek, and he found a soup can filled with mud. His response: "Who would have thought the old can to have had so much mud in it!"

Duane said...

Your friend rules! I do love a good (and by that I mean bad :)) pun.

Cass said...

Shakespeare quotes infiltrate my life on a daily basis, but that's probably not surprising, considering where I live and work. Over the weekend, I may or may not have had occasion to pull out "Men's eyes were made to look, and let them gaze" under, ah, slightly risque circumstances. ;) My coworker Christina just quipped earlier today, while we were looking at a map and she correctly guessed how long it would take to drive a certain distance, "I knew that! I can see a church by daylight." I'm so glad that this is a constant in my life.

Duane said...

Note to self, for the good of my marriage, never hang out with Cass and her friends at the bar. A line like that would make me weak at the knees.

In a gathering of friends once I made a Shakespeare reference and my wife's friend whipped her head around in recognition, and identified the quote. I spent too much of the rest of the night in absolute infatuation with this woman, and paid for it for weeks.

Anonymous said...

If I am agreeing to do something for someone that means a lot to me, I'll sometimes say, 'Yes, faith, will I, Fridays and Saturdays and all' from As You Like It. Let's just say I played Rosalind once and may or may not have been in love with my Orlando...

Rosemary said...

My husband is inordinately fond of casting plagues on people's houses. . .

CRS said...

When someone asks my zodiac sign they are likely to be met with "My father compounded with my mother under the dragon's tail and my nativity was under Ursa Major." They usually think I'm serious.

"O, these eclipses do portend these divisions!"