TechCommGeekMom reader Clare Smith from Hampshire, UK was kind enough to bring this article to my attention, asking if Americans use these turns of phrase as often as many Brits do. The answer is, absolutely! Americans use many of these phrases ourselves! Naturally, Americans do read their Shakespeare and we still stand to learn a bit from our British cousins when it comes to language.
Thanks Clare for the recommendation! Happy 450th Birthday to William Shakespeare!
How many of these everyday phrases do you know or use?
William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday: 50 everyday phrases that came from the Bard – News – Books – The Independent.
Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog, TechCommGeekMom.com, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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