As anyone knows who reads this blog regularly, I am a huge lover of words. I love the enrichment, nuance, and depth of enlivenment words bring to everything. “Martin Heidiger said, “Language is the house of being.” I’m afraid our modern “house of being” is a bit run down.
For example, did you know that ordinary people in Shakespeare’s time actually had a working vocabulary of 54,000 words? They actually talked the way Shakespeare’s character’s did in his plays! And do you know the working vocabulary of the average American? 3,000 words. Yup.
Well, here’s a very funny riff on this fact from comedian John Branyan. Enjoy. It’s a hoot.
That’s all, folks