Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Man of Influence, D’oh!

There is not much argument that William Shakespeare’s voice has been one of history’s most influential. But if you were to choose the wordsmith whose words have carried the most influence, who would that be? The choices are many, after all. The possibilities almost endless. Don’t try to guess the answer, though: the name is one not likely to be near the top of your list. Homer Simpson. Yes, that Homer. From Digital Journal:
“Homer Simpson must be the most influential wordsmith since Shakespeare,” said Jurga Zilinskiene, CEO of Today Translations. “And thanks to The Simpsons, combined with the power of the Internet to spread new words, ours must be the greatest golden age for new words since Shakespeare’s own.”
All right: if we’re very honest, at its most stout, the “facts” presented in this article seem thin at best. Never mind: it’s a fun look at an unlikely subject and it’s here.


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