View Full Version : Put on your "Fakespeare" - can we speak in olde English? Let's see!

07-25-2008, 08:55 AM
Inspired by the "Atomic Shakespear" episode of Moonlighting that I watched the other night, I thought "we're a pretty colourful group, I wonder if we could devote an entire and entirely pointless thread to speaking in old English or, even better, in Iambic Pentameter?!"

I hath begun a thread for conversation.
Speaketh only in Shakespear's persuasion!


Bel-Cam Jos
07-25-2008, 02:12 PM
Doth this creation need to conform to
Ere established means of right conversing?
For non-rigid hath become the norm to
Do thus spake in this world-of-man type thing.

Heard have I, that I birthed a sonnet rhyme
With a name quite strange and binomial
'Iambic pentameter' 'tis called thyne
Adhere to its form takes pow'r cranial.

Now, the passage of time shall be wasted
Simple taps upon keys a-lettered diff'
And the web entwines the world un-faced
With wars of flame that create a foul tiff.

Anon I depart, as characters few
Can truly describe what I want to do.

El Chuxter
07-28-2008, 03:25 PM
Too bad Shakespeare doth be technically ye early form of Moderne English, forsooth.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-28-2008, 05:06 PM
By my troth, didst I notice that as well.
Verily, we may enter this game yet.

07-28-2008, 07:57 PM
Put forth hath I upon a new quest.

07-28-2008, 08:44 PM
Dust thou now look upon me with thine own eyes of derision?

Judge ye not, lest thy seek a pound of flesh from thee.

Phantom-like Menace
07-29-2008, 01:29 AM
Too bad Shakespeare doth be technically ye early form of Moderne English, forsooth.

Ga, ic ance ē.

I quite possibly botched that, though. I'm more familiar with Romance linguistics.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-29-2008, 11:11 AM
By my size, judgeth me doth thee, learner?

As thy father be 'ere, ye now art mine.

A cup, a ship, a speeder; simple tests.

Wherefore did thee earn thy banishment, knave?

Long have I sought this, my wee em'rald friend.

07-31-2008, 10:03 AM
I heard JarJar say some Olde English in Ep1

"Well that thmells thstinklewith"

07-31-2008, 12:09 PM
Wordith upith

Bel-Cam Jos
07-31-2008, 06:33 PM
At yon local library, thus found I:
A book, verily: Say It Like Shakespeare;
Aid in speaking forsooth this manual by
Canst current persons learn skills verbal here.

I hath just perused a piece o' this piece
So far, thusly 'tis dull and quite wordy;
Yea, shall I return this tome once 'tis ceased,
Hope its humour builds to not be turdy.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-08-2009, 10:48 AM
Could the Bard himself, speaker of fine tongues
Handle the simple character limit
Of Twitter, that bane of language among?
Prithee, I say nay; for it rots the wit.

What brave wisdom would he the man impart
Constrained by keys and ideas too shorty;
Bland filth not better than a crude lad's fart;
To live all one's life at just one-forty?

Mad Slanted Powers
08-08-2009, 05:38 PM
Numbers and mathematics be my thing
Alas, it's true, words are not my forte
Whilst I find this thread rather amusing
Your flowery verbage doth sound quite gay

Qui-Long Gone
08-08-2009, 09:36 PM
Tis true, m'lord, his tonge doth wax so fair and tru
True as the night true, as true as blue whose hue
Is wrot with colors pale and sounds bright new
If only to die as Bambi's mother
In heat by gunswound, a slug in the chest.