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Words Invented by Shakespeare

Fun Fact of the Day – Shakespeare invented more than 1,700 words including moonbeam, gossip, laughable, eyeball, advertising, assassination, fashionable, champion, bedroom, blanket, excitement and zany.

His plays also provide the earliest recorded use of dozens of common sayings like ‘break the ice’, ‘good riddance’, ‘catch a cold’, ‘Knock knock! Who’s there?’, ‘one fell swoop’, ‘a wild goose chase’ and more!

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