8 Common Phrases We Owe to Shakespeare

The great bard was also the king of slang. (Photo: Neil Bradfield/Shutterstock)

Ah, kids today. They think they are the only ones who can come up with witty phrases and a playful use of words.




And don't forget the ever popular (and oh so creative) OMG.

Little do these modern linguists know, but good ol' William Shakespeare was the king of slang and an innovator of word play.

So, in honor of the anniversary of the great bard's death (April 23) here are eight phrases we use commonly today that we owe to Mr. Bill.

And big thanks to Grammar.net for putting this infographic together.