Once again I found myself reading another enlightening article on the Huffington Post website. The most recent one is titled 13 Words You Probably Didn't Know Were Invented By Shakespeare. In the article, I read the following:
So before you dismiss Shakespeare as a stodgy, boring alternative to more contemporary writers, remember that you have him to thank for the following words... and around 1,700 in total!Wow, 1,700 words? I was floored by this revelation. I had no idea that Shakespeare has been credited with inventing this many word. Click on the above link to read, which 13 words were invented by Shakespeare.