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William Shakespeare’s 445 Birthday | Write In Color Celebrates The Bard

Not many people have their birthdays celebrated posthumously, but not many people are William Shakespeare. Interestingly enough, his birth date is a mere approximation, since we aren’t sure exactly when he was born. Here are some other interesting facts you … Continue reading

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The Whole 9 Yards – Etymology of English Idioms + Puns

When word sleuths go digging for the origin of our favorite puns, idioms and catchphrases, literature is usually a good starting point. (Joseph Heller coined Catch-22 in a novel of the same name; “absence makes the heart grow fonder” was … Continue reading

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Imitation Inspiration – The Art of Cover Songs

We’ve all witnessed it: the cover band that butchers your favorite Beatles song. A painter who mimics Warhol, capturing the look but none of the icon’s spark and ingenuity. The writer who struggles through a Shakespearean sonnet, getting the meter … Continue reading

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