Kidz Book Buzz Blog Tour: The Raucous Royals (Elizabethan Insults)

As mentioned yesterday, Carlyn Beccia’s Raucous Royals includes several quizzes, one of which revolves around Queen Elizabeth’s Favorite Things.

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Did she enjoy cursing?

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Apparently, yes.

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Elizabeth could be majestic and royal one minute, and then swear like a street merchant the next. She didn’t use any of the curse words that we know today. If she stubbed her toe you might catch her saying, “God’s teeth … peevish lily-livered ratsbane!!”

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Don’t you wish you could be as eloquent as the Elizabethans?

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Well, now you can! Generate random Shakespearean insults at this site.

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Just be careful how you use them.

2 comments:

Marie DeVries said...

Ha! I looked through about ten of the insults... they are hilarious!

Bellezza said...

I do indeed wish that when I swore it came out like that! Ah, for a clean mouth 100% of the time...