About National Talk Like Shakespeare Day
This day celebrates the birthday of the celebrated literary genius William Shakespeare. He was born on April 23rd 1564. He also famously died on his birthday in 1616. In his honor, this holiday was made to have a bit of fun with the language he employed in his plays and poetry.
To mark the day, try to slip thee, thou, and ye into your conversations. Bonus points if you can sprinkle some key words like “forsooth,” “prithee,” and “doth” into your chats. If you aren't in a good mood, lob in some of Shakespeare's insults like “canker blossom” or “lily-livered.”