Our Lady Of Perpetual Repetition (wowthatisminty) wrote in little_details,
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Shakespearean Profanity!

So the time has come when someone needs to write a Shakespearean adaptation of Cee-Lo Green's "F*ck You."

I'm having a devil of a time finding instances of profanity that Shakespeare might use. I'm finding tons of euphemisms and insults, but what I'm searching for is more of equivalents to modern day expressions, like the aforementioned "f*ck you" (a play I read suggested the equivalent was "go to!" but I can't remember what play it was) and "oh sh*t!"

Search terms used: "shakespearean profanity", "oh sh*t shakespeare equivalent", "elizabethan curse words"
Tags: 1500-1599, 1600-1699, ~languages: english: historical
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