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24 September 2014

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IMPROVE YOUR RUDE WORD POWER WITH THE SHAKESPEARE INSULT-O-MATIC!


Where wilt thou find a cavern deep enough to mask thy monstrous visage?

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Looks like gibberish to you? Here's what it all means:
Visage is a posh word for face, taken from French. Shakespeare's suggesting that the insulted person's face is so horrible, in this case because of their crimes, that finding somewhere far enough away to hide it will be very difficult.

Fancy reading more like that? It's from:
Julius Caesar, Act 2, Scene 1

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