Shakespeare

“While most people regularly use about 2,000 words, Shakespeare used more than 25,000 in his writing.

 

I got this from the Shakespeare for Kids page at the Folger Library. I also got the fun pic and word activity below. The picture is called Prodigiorum, which is the plural form of prodigium, which is an omen, or prophetic sign. What the heck?

Weird Words

Do you know what these words mean? Try to guess and post the definitions in the comments.

  1. Addle egg
  2. Batty
  3. Prabble
  4. Truepenny
  5. Bedazzle
  6. Boggler
  7. Gull-catcher
  8. Hugger mugger
  9. Hurly burly
  10. Skimble skamble

16 Comments

  • bhandwerger26 commented on November 9, 2018 Reply

    1. Rotten Egg
    2. Bat-Like
    3. Quarrel/Scrabble
    4. Trusty Person
    5. Dazzle Thoroughly
    6. Hesitates; is a Stickler
    7. Trickster, a Cheat
    8. Secrecy, Concealment
    9. Commotion, Confusion, Strife
    10. Confused, Nonsensical

  • m1spencer26 commented on November 9, 2018 Reply

    addle egg:rotten egg
    Batty:Bat Like
    Prabble: quarrel
    truepenny: trusty person
    bedazzle: dazzle
    Boggler: a stickler
    gull catcher: a trickster
    hugger mugger: secret
    huly burly: confusing
    skimble skamble: Nonsensical

  • mindragonmaster commented on November 9, 2018 Reply

    1. bring order for canada geese
    2. crazy
    3.chiefly dialectal
    4.confused
    5.?
    6.?
    7.catching important things.
    8.hugs things.
    9.throws a lot
    10.someone who skitters around a lot.

  • m1spencer26 commented on November 9, 2018 Reply

    truepenny means honest

  • azaitchik26 commented on November 9, 2018 Reply

    I think these are the meanings. Just my best guesses.???
    1.confused
    2.crazy
    3.story
    4.honest
    5.to impress with skill
    6. amazing puzzle
    7.someone who takes advantage of silly people
    8.confused
    9.busy
    10.confused

  • m1spencer26 commented on November 9, 2018 Reply

    Boggler means something amazing

  • lglik26 commented on November 9, 2018 Reply

    1 confused
    2 crazy
    3 story
    4 honest
    5 to impress with skill
    6 puzzle
    7 someone who takes advantage of silly people.
    8 confused
    9 busy
    10 confused.

    • lglik26 commented on November 9, 2018 Reply

      uh oh! got some wrong these are the real answers
      A addle egg is a ROTTEN EGG.
      Someone who is batty is BAT-LIKE
      A prabble is a QUARREL, a SCRABBLE
      Someone who is a truepenny is a TRUSTY PERSON
      To bedazzle is to DAZZLE THOROUGHLY
      A boggler is someone who HESITATES; is a STICKLER
      Someone who is a gull-catcher is a TRICKSTER, a CHEAT
      When something is done hugger mugger it is done in SECRECY, CONCEALMENT
      When something is huly burly it is full of COMMOTION, CONFUSION, STRIFE
      If you are skimble skamble you are CONFUSED, NONSENSICAL

  • tmacmillan26 commented on November 9, 2018 Reply

    It’s a corpse! It’s my mom! No! It’s a blemmy!

  • m1spencer26 commented on November 9, 2018 Reply

    Addle Egg means confuse

  • kkendall26 commented on November 9, 2018 Reply

    Does Bedazzle mean awesome, and amazing some word like that?

  • m1spencer26 commented on November 9, 2018 Reply

    batty means crazy

  • tmacmillan26 commented on November 9, 2018 Reply

    It’s a blemmy!

  • sblieden26 commented on November 9, 2018 Reply

    I think a Truepenny is an honest person

  • Sophie commented on November 9, 2018 Reply

    bedazzle: greatly impress

  • sanders26 commented on November 9, 2018 Reply

    batty: crazy?

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