The Bride of the First House (bride) wrote,
The Bride of the First House

Word of the Day - "bardolater"

weather: sunny
outside: 5°C
mood: impressed
bardolater \bar-DAH-luh-ter\ noun
     : a person who idolizes Shakespeare (negative connotation)

Sample Usage:
     "The annual Shakespeare festival attracts bardolaters from all over the world."

Did You Know?
     George Bernard Shaw once described a Shakespeare play as "stagy trash." Another time, Shaw said he'd like to dig Shakespeare from the grave and throw stones at him. Shaw could be equally scathing toward Shakespeare's adoring fans. He called them "foolish Bardolaters," wrote of "Bardolatrous" ignoramuses, and called blind Shakespeare worship "Bardolatry." Oddly enough, Shaw didn't despise Shakespeare or his work (on the contrary, he was, by his own admission, an admirer), but he disdained those who placed the man beyond reproach. The word "bardolater," which Shaw coined by blending Shakespeare's epithet -- "the Bard" -- with an affix that calls to mind "idolater," has stuck with us to this day, though it has lost some of its original critical sting.

I need to look up this George Bernard Shaw fellow again sometime. =) Anyone who coins a word that expresses my sentiments exactly deserves my absolute undivided attention. For a few minutes. On Google.

Well, don't I feel like a card now? =) I've been a long time G. B. Shaw fan and didn't know it. I bow to the creator of 'Enry 'Iggins. =)

"Have you no morals, man"? "Can't afford'em, Gov'na..." -- Pygmalion.

"He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches".

See my Word Collection


  • Blast from the Past!

    weather : sunny outside : 17°C mood : ... Heh, it'll be interesting to see who reads this journal anymore =) The…

  • My Hermit Life

    weather : sunny outside : 24°C mood : ... Holy tap-dancing Christ on a pogo stick, it's been a really long time.…

  • Latest Nail Art

    weather : sunny outside : 21°C mood : ... I think I understand why I like nail art so much. I'm a Business Analyst by…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded