Have you ever tried to read Shakespeare?
It’s not easy.
Even for a native speaker.
That’s because he wrote over 400 years ago and English has changed.
Here’s a famous line from Romeo and Juliet:
‘Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?‘
In 2022, we would say:
Hey Romeo, where are you?
And here in the U.S., some business still make signs using the old spelling.
Here’s another one I saw in town last week:
I know you are a student of modern English…
And I know Shakespeare is maybe a bit too challenging…
But what about his sign?
Is your English good enough yet to understand it?
Even with the olde — I mean — old spelling?
If yes, and you think you can provide an accurate translation, go over to the Vig blog now and share your translation of the above-sign in the comments section.
Tomorrow, I’ll pick a winner.
And the winner I choose will receive a ten-dollar word — for FREE!