Vocabulary Lesson?

Can it be true?  Did Shakespeare really have a working vocabulary of 54,000 words compared to our 3,000?  I don’t know but take a look at this hilarious video by comedian John Banyan, his imaginings on what it would be like if Shakespeare had penned the 3 Little Pigs.

On the one hand, it makes me want to try this with something like Jack and the Beanstalk or The Three Billy Goats Gruff.  On the other, what if my vocabulary isn’t good enough to pull it off?

Special thanks to agent Rachel Gardner who brought this video to my attention.