The Twittersphere can be a very cruel — and clever — place.
Only moments after Sarah Palin compared herself to William Shakespeare for using the non-existent word “refudiate” on Twitter, literary nerds and political junkies did not hesitate to spread the word far and wide.
“English is a living language,” Palin tweeted last weekend. “Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!”
Using the hashtag #ShakesPalin, the race was on to pen the best satire of Palin’s literary comparison. Here are a few of our favorites at The Daily Caller:
1. @normative: “To suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous liberals, or to quit halfterm, and by opposing, rake in speaking fees” #shakespalin
2. @spsenski: “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some are just picked by John McCain’s aides.” #shakespalin
3. @Zagrobelny: “O Levi, Levi, wherefore art thou Levi?” #shakespalin
4. @chriscesq: “Two households, both totally devoid of dignity, in fair Wasilla where we lay our scene.” #Shakespalin
5. @jerekeys: “But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is Russia, and Putin is in the airspace.” #Shakespalin
Shakespeare was known to invent new English words in his plays, including “accommodations,” “obscene,” “generous” and perhaps most fittingly, “laughable.”
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