March 6th, 2013

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Shakespearean Imagination

Friends, what cheer?

It's Wednesday again, which means another installment of Shakespearean Imagination!

As the countdown to spring begins in the northern hemisphere (and the countdown to a cooler autumn in the southern), I have found myself realising that neither my behaviour nor my wardrobe actually changes all that much with the seasons, as I spend the vast majority of my time at the office (a 17 hour day yesterday, for example). In honor of that, I give you today’s word (which basically sums up my feelings on the matter):

obscene : ob•scene /əbˈsēn/ (adjective) :

- (of the portrayal or description of sexual matters) Offensive or disgusting by accepted standards of morality and decency.
- Offensive to moral principles; repugnant.

Synonyms: bawdy - indecent - nasty - lewd - salacious - filthy

First seen in Shakespeare's Love’s Labours Lost (written 1594 - 1595). The full text of the play may be found here.

ETA: Wishing all of you a less obscene schedule than my own. ;)