Three Little Pigs

I watched a you-tube clip the other day wondering what fairy tales might be like had they been written by Shakespeare.

At the beginning of his dialogue he mentions that Shakespeare had a working vocabulary of 54,000 words. The average American adult today has command of only 3000.
We have become such a visually based culture that our ability to communicate with text has been crippled. (says he who attached the YouTube clip!)  Visual is important – but if we don’t continue to exercise, expand, and respect our use and understanding of language we will dull it’s power to communicate.
Learn a new word – read a poem – memorize a sonnet.
Keep language alive.

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