The Death of English Playwright William Shakespeare’s Son During Childhood and Shakespeare Inventing New Terms and Phrases

William Shakespeare’s son Hamlet, died at age 11 from the Bubonic Plague. Shakespeare’s love of language propelled him to invent many ew English words and phrases including “bedroom”, “zany”, “gossip”, “invulnerable”, “lustrous”, “fashionable”, “monumental”, “eyeball”, “savagery”, and “lonely”. Shakespeare also invented the phrase “et tu, Brute?” (pronounced “bru-tay”) which means “even you, Brutus?” to describe the betrayal of a close friend alongside the phrases “to wait on baited breath”, “to...

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