SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) Next time you puke your guts out, thank William Shakespeare.
According to a new book called Coined By Shakespeare (Merriam-Webster), Shakespeare is responsible for coining hundreds of well-known words including skim milk, gossip and puke.
Shakespeare first used puke in As You Like It where he compares lifes first act to an infant ...puking in the nurses arms.
The term skim milk is used in Henry IV to describe a persons lack of character.
Gossip was first uttered in Comedy Of Errors where it meant to make merry, not to spread rumors.
The word luggage is used in Henry IV to describe something that is inconveniently heavy.
Shakespeare also coined the term obscene, which he borrowed from the Latin word, obscenus, meaning repulsive.
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