23 April: Talk Like Shakespeare Day…. POSTPONED?

A had a note from a reader:

Father Z:  thank you for supporting Talk Like S. Day in the past.  Because it falls on Holy Saturday, will you defer it this year to a later date?

Quoth I in response shot back email-like:

Should we rush this saucy season’s feast,
which annual comes? For this sun’s circuit
‘gainst vigil sweet of Easter after fast,
will make it but a labor of love lost!
Look we forward then to Shakespeare’s day
postponed. Store your relish up, methinks.
Deferred joy gains savor in delay.

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11 Responses to 23 April: Talk Like Shakespeare Day…. POSTPONED?

  1. Kaneohe says:

    Like really dude,
    we all thinkest you are
    just so like
    ya knowest
    how can we like just speak the words –
    truly
    the badest dude in a biretta biretum
    to process down an aisle.
    So we humbly pray
    heedest you our advice
    and watchest out
    for the maniples of March
    …button or no button –
    least you kinda miss the indulgentiam like,
    know what methinks?

    We are assured the big S loved pirates and their dakinds.

  2. Mariana says:

    Maniples of March, forsooth : ) !

  3. Hieronymus says:

    Was that from the new translation?

  4. catholicmidwest says:

    Indyde, Hieronymus, the neuwe translacioun. The very sam wone thot sayes,
    “all glory and honor IS yours.” Moderne tongtyed nynnyes.

  5. catholicmidwest says:

    Unlyke teh neuwe-neuwe tranlasioun, whyche we konn onlye hoppe wille be muche bettern.

  6. irishgirl says:

    Forsooth, indeed!
    [sorry, that's the only 'Shakespearese' I know right off hand]

  7. EWTN Rocks says:

    “This above all: to thine self be true” (Hamlet)

  8. EWTN Rocks says:

    Sorry, just to explain quote above – I couldn’t talk like Shakespeare even if I tried!

  9. asophist says:

    I think the point of Fr Z’s blog entry was that we should NOT talk like Shakespeare until some later date, to be named AFTER Holy Saturday.

    I’m just sayin’

  10. catholicmidwest says:

    And what would you have me to do? ‘Tis too late for all talke to be remov-ed. The cat is out of the bagge. Fr. Z hath spoken as Shakespeare might, just above. Look, fair fellow!

  11. irishgirl says:

    Shakespeare’s birthday-and his death anniversary-fall on April 23, which is also the Feast of St. George, patron saint of England. Just so happens that this year it falls on Easter Day.
    I got a feast day card from my priest-friend ‘across the pond’, and he wrote something about it being ‘transferred’!