17.6.11

Shakespeare and Punk

A brief etymology
Today's Hot Word over at dictionary.com asks 'What does Shakespeare have to do with punk rock?': 'While the modern day use of the word “punk” might suggest anarchistic youth, William Shakespeare used the term quite differently over 400 years ago. So how did this word evolve from a derogatory term aimed at a woman to a derogatory term aimed at a young man?' [Read More]