It’s going on 400 years since Shakespeare died, but his impact is still felt in modern English. The following chart details close to 40 different sayings that are credited to Shakespeare, including “bated breath”, “out of the jaws of death”, and “in a pickle”.
Some of the credits are probably erroneous, and others are corrupted versions of Shakespeare’s work, but even so it is still a surprise to see how modern idiom is still being influenced by a long dead playwright.
On a related note, does anyone know the original source of this image? I found this via Twitter, and I’d like to credit the creator.
globe theatre photo by D-Stanley