Well, I was quoted in today’s Kane County Chronicle for Shakespeare day. I wasn’t in the pictures, which is good, they focused on the student particiption as they should. Also, thanks to the writing talents of Kartikay Mehrotra I do not sound like a complete fool… The last few paragraphs of the article titled “Birthday of the Bard” are below:
WCC library employee John Wohlers dressed in a green 16th century suit with a matching cap and leather boots. He said Shakespeare’s value goes far beyond the 38 plays and 154 sonnets he wrote.
Shakespeare created and applied 1,500 words to the English language, such as luggage, assassination and monumental, along with phrases like catching a cold, disgraceful conduct and fair play.
“It’s amazing that that much of a language has been defined because of one person,” Wohlers said. “People were becoming learned at that time which probably has a lot to do with his lasting impact.”
Green suit? Ok… I suppose that is one description for my garb. I’ll have to kepe that in mind the next time I have to go somewhere that a suit is required… MUAHAHAHHAHAHAH
4 thoughts on “And I quote…”
Ver very cool 🙂
Yeah, I have to check the Beacon news today, as there might be another one in there. I don’t think I actually spoke with them though, so I’m probably safe. They were the ones that were obsessed with me eating cake out of my wooden bowl.
I’m sorry about “suite.” I didn’t ask you about your clothes, which was probably the most important thing I could have possibly forgotten to ask you about, and when I finally got to that point I thought, shit I don’t know how to get a hold of this guy. Maybe it’s a good thing though, because I proobably would have gone way too far with the garb thing and my editor might have made me cut it. By the way, Beacon Newsies are oddballs, you don’t want to talk to them anyways….i kid, sort of.
Thanks for reading,
There is no need to appologize for using the word “suit” at all, I wasn’t offended in the least. I just commented on it becasue I got a chuckle out of it. I’m very easy going in nature, and don’t take offence easily. I am honored to even be mentioned, and am very appricieative that you made me sound as intelligent as you did. Thank you for your coverage of the event, and for your article.
Oh, and I’m almost serious about the next time I have to go to a suit required event. I’ll pull out the article and say, “See it says right here I’m wearing a suit.” I think it would be worth it for the comedy factor alone. 🙂
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