WATCH: Bet you didn’t know you quote Shakespeare all the time


Who knew that so many commonly used phrases go back to the Bard of Avon?

Think you don’t know any Shakespeare? Welsh actor Rob Brydon says “the game is up” and sets us straight: Most of us are quoting the great playwright on a regular basis and don’t even know it.

If you’ve ever said “it’s Greek to me” or referred to your “salad days” or if something “vanished into thin air” or you’ve “refused to budge an inch” or been”hoodwinked” or you’ve insisted on “fair play,” or “laughed yourself into stitches,” or you’ve “seen better days” …  well, my friends, “as good luck would have it,” you are quoting Shakespeare. Congratulations on being such a literary genius.

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