Monday, April 18, 2011

Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale

A friend recently posted on facebook that she wishes FB had a "Shakespeare" setting (you know, like how you can change the language setting to Pirate).

This, of course, got my brain whirling. The banner across the top would read "All the world's a stage," the status box would ask "what news on the rialto?" The "like" button would be replaced with "marry." You would click the "what say you?" link, rather than "comment." Your friends would be your "Dramatis Personae" and you would be invited to find friends with the phrase "seek new friends and stranger companies." You would be informed if someone blocked you with a message that "_____, who, like a block, hath denied my access to thee." Chat will be renamed "idle talk."

What changes would YOU make to Shakespearean Facebook? And what other "languages" should Facebook offer? What would they look like?

8 comments:

Rima said...

The Shakespeare setting is brilliant! You need to copyright that before someone else does.

P.S. Nice to see you posting again. Are things getting any better?

kaye said...

yes, you would like that. I'm ok with plain american English :)

Magpie said...

love this!

Kat said...

I wish we would do away with Facebook altogether and handwrite formal letters like in Shakespearean times. Oooo. Now that would be lovely. How I miss getting letters.

Mary G said...

Brilliant.
I could do one in Latin. Maybe.

Still giggling over the Shakespeare bits.

JCK said...

Shakespeare is delicious. You DO need to copyright.

Or, when checking in with FB friends on their wall?

What say you, Painted Maypole?

Emily said...

You know you're a dork, right?
Says one dork to another.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I would LOVE that!!