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Crazy Literary Fact of the Day: Shakespeare Created Many Words You Use Every Day

Jeevan Sivasubramaniam Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.



Crazy Literary Fact of the Day: Shakespeare Created Many Words You Use Every Day

Shakespeare is credited with creating some of the most poetic words in the English language but few know that he also created some of the most common terms and words in everyday usage, too.

For example, Shakespeare created the words "advertising," "luggage," "negotiate," "marketable," and "critic." In fact, here's a whole list of words you use every day that you probably didn't realize were the bard's creation.