martes, 26 de abril de 2016


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  1. The two that most called my attention were "wear your heart on your sleeve" and "vanish into thin air".
    In the first case, people who wear their heart on their sleeve express their emotions freely and openly, for all to see.
    Whereas the second phrase is a cliché, meaning when something disappears without leaving a trace. For example: "When I came back my car was gone. I had locked it, and it couldn't have vanished into thin air!"

  2. Most of the phrases presented by Shakespeare seem interesting but there are two that trully called my complete attention. The fisrt one is "Lie Low", this means to have a low profile and it is important for me because i beleive that having a low profile is one of the keys to success. Having a low profile lets you surprise everyone when you do something amazing.
    Secondly, I choose "Brave new world" which means to be happy and live in a beautiful world by being positive.

  3. Between all those phrases I chose "set your teeth on edge". Nowadays, it is used when there's an unpleasant taste in the mouth, either literally or figuratively. Shakespeare used the expression in Henry IV, Part I "(...) And that would set my teeth nothing on edge" He added the word "nothing" to make sure we get the point.
    Another phrase that called my attention is "out of the jaws of death" meaning a person was saved from a near death experience. For example: I was in big trouble after slipping and nearly falling off the side of a cliff. Everything worked out in the end, as I was able to grab hold of the edge and bought enough time for my friend to lift me up out of the jaws of death!"

  4. Among all of the Shakespearian phrases depicted in the image above, I decided to carry out my own in-depth research into "Green-eyed monster", "Wild goose chase" and "Send sb packing": the "informal" threesome which most draw my attention!
    While the first one is used as a way of talking about jealousy, the second set phrase refers to a search for something that is impossible for you to find or does not exist, that makes you waste a lot of time. So as to grasp its clear meaning let's take a look at this fine example: "The police had been sent on a wild goose chase." (they are in an attempt to find something that does not exist and hence, unlikely to discover).
    Ultimately, the last phrase by the English poet and playwright is frequently used to tell somebody firmly or rudely to go away. For instance: "She tried to interfere but I send her packing." or "They had a huge row, and she sent him packing." (In both cases the interlocutor is making someone leave a place).

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  6. The two phrases that cought the most my attention were firstly "heart of gold" which means to be generous, sincere, and friendly or to be to be extremely kind and helpful. The second one that I liked was "set your teeth on edge" meaning to irritate someone's nerves or to upset someone very much.

  7. From all those wonderful phrases, the ones I liked the most were "Fight fire with fire", which means to use the same ​methods as someone ​else in ​order to ​defeat them, and then "Too much of a good thing" that is too large an amount of a beneficial or useful thing or activity can be harmful or excessive. For example, The indoor decorations are fine but the outdoor Santa, sled, reindeer, gnomes—it's just too much of a good thing.

  8. Among all these heart-warming phrases I decided to choose those which best defined me or that I can relate the most. In first place I chose "Come What May". This idiom, even though it's a cliché, I realley digged it as it means: no matter what might happen. I am also fond of that definition as you can complete it yourself as you want. For example: no matter what might happen, I will stand by your side.
    Secondly, I decided to pick "Faint-hearted" which is an adjective used to define timid people. I kind of relate to this since I am really warm and true to my close friends but it's kind of hard to be that person with new ones.

  9. I find it somehow unnecessary to state the meaning of the phrases I like... they had all been pretty much explained, and if not we are lucky to have ! I believe the striking aspect about all of these phrases is that we use them commonly, and some of them do not even sound as we were trying to hard to fit some ~superfluous~ vocabulary in our speech. As Shakespeare is usually regarded as a very complex writer, with his common use of the old english (nightmare), most people would not think that some phrases of his would be so naturalized in nowadays way of speaking (at least I didn't expect it). So yeah, pretty cool.

  10. Two of the phrases created by Shakespeare which caught my eye were "Not slept one wink" and "Seen better days". I consider them to be pretty common to hear nowadays, since I've never read or heard many of the rest of the idioms.
    The first chosen phrase's meaning is really simple to deduce... It actually means not to sleep at all. It can also be written as "not get/have a wink of sleep".
    Finally,"Seen better days" appears in numerous films and TV series. This idiom represents something that is in bad condition because of heavy use. It also refers to people going through harsh times, who I believe everyone can relate to. We've all seen better days, that's why this idiom happens to be very common.

  11. To begin with, I consider awesome to use some phrases of Shakespeare nowadays. Incredible it sounds how we can still extol the virtues of a relevant writer who existed hundreds of years ago thanks to history and other improvements.
    Between the phrases shown in the picture, I had as a choice the following ones:

    - "What's done is done"- : It is said when you cannot ​change something that has already ​happened, or that "which was once within your control, is now out of your control". I have listened to it several times. However, I do not fully agree with this phrase, although "it is already done", I believe people can sometimes modify some aspects of such things.
    -“Naked truth”- : In my opinion,"naked" as an adjective perfectly matches with "truth". People often said "Just tell me the naked truth." and it means the plain unadorned facts, without concealment or embellishment, the complete truth.

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  13. Firstly, I would like to say that I find all of the phrases above really interesting, I mean, all of them have been created in the past with an specific purpose and have trascended through time to our era.
    However, only two of them really called my attention enough to do a research about their meaning and history. Those are "brave new world" and "love is blind".

    Brave New World: Shakespeare used this phrase for the title of his novel, Brave New World and had one of the characters, John the Savage, recite Miranda's lines in the novel.

    But the majority of the time we hear this phrase outside of literature class, it has nothing to do with Miranda's awakening sexuality or the dark sarcasm that comes with it. In fact, most of the time, it's really optimistic.

    We use it to mean someone is embarking on a new challenge or adventure in his or her life. A world of possibility awaits. It might be new but it doesn't have to be frightening. Most of the time this phrase even comes with a sense of comfort or excitement. It's a brave new world. Go out into it. Go forth and conquer!

    Love Is Blind: This phrase have been used to say completely opposite things.

    A girl might say "love is blind" meaning that she's got the hots for the wrong guy. It seemed great at first because the whole love thing made her think that. There were flowers, romantic dates, and a whole lot of excitement. All that made her think it was love when it wasn't.

    Whereas, a dude might say this to mean he's totally willing to forget about all that annoying stuff his girl does because he loves her anyway.

    Or, we use it in a not-so-nice way to refer to loving someone who is, shall we say, less than attractive. Love is blind because we don't care how a person looks. We care about their inner beauty.

  14. The legacy of William Shakespeare is tremendous, and these phrases are proof of that. Most of them are used nowadays without even knowing Shakespeare created them. The one I choose was "Brave New World". This seems to be a very simple phrase, but if we analize it we can detect its philosophical meanings. I saw this expression as a way of seeing the transformations of society and how modernity and tecnological advancement change the world (very fast), leaving us most of times behind.

  15. When I first saw this I couldn't believe the amount of phrases we owe to this magnificent man. Not only are they really interesting, but it's also great to think about how much they are used nowadays even though they were created by a single writer. I particularly like the "fight fire with fire", I guess it's really useful sometimes since some situations seem to be described perfectly by it.

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  17. I've chosen the phrase "for goodness sake" now more known as "For God's sake". Personlly, I use this phrase quite often and we usually use it to verbally throw up our hands rather than to urge any particular action for the sake of goodness. It is also used to express frustration, exasperation and annoyance as well as surprise or amazement.