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Old 10-04-2012, 12:08 PM   #65
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Originally Posted by Elfwreck View Post
Words likely to be confusing to an American teenager:
Nuptial, apace, moon, wanes, step-dame, dowager.
Sure, I accept that there will be some new vocabulary, but isn't that one of the reasons why we "make" children read in school - to expand their vocabulary?

I just think that the "inaccessibility" of Shakespeare can be exaggerated. I'm not saying that there won't be some unfamiliar words - there will be, of course - but it's really not as fearsome as it's sometimes made out to be.
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