We're celebrating Shakespeare Day!

Legendary English poet William Shakespeare - or 'Billy Brainbox' as he was known to no one - invented a whole bunch of words! How? By making nouns into verbs, turning verbs into adjectives, mashing words together, plonking prefixes and suffixes here, there and everywhere... And when the mood took him, by making them up completely! Here are just some of the 1,700 words attributed to The Great Bard:

Amazement
Apostrophe
Courtship
Dwindle
Eventful
Exposure
Fashionable
Fitful
Frugal
Generous
Gnarled
Laughable
Majestic
Monumental
Suspicious

Mind you, if he'd had a copy of 'The Little Book of Bananagrams' maybe he wouldn't have needed to make up so many words!

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— Cindy Crawford
"Playing Bananagrams with friends! I love this game! I was just named Bananagrams Ninja! Be afraid, I’m amazing!"
— Kelly Clarkson
"(I'm a) self-proclaimed Bananagrams champion..."
— Andrew Luck | Indianapolis Colt's Quarterback
“Why it's fun: Manages to be speedy, challenging and super-simple at the same time.”
— AARP Magazine on Zip-It
“Can you spell P-H-E-N-O-M-E-N-O-N”
— Boston Globe
“Bananagrams go Hebrew. We’re kvelling!”
— Cool Mom Picks
“Good luck prying this anagram game [Bananagrams] away from students.”
— Scholastic
“Appletters will tickle word lovers to the core.”
— Everyday with Rachael Ray
“Gotta love the Bananagrams.”
— Kathie Lee Gifford
“This [Bananagrams] is so portable, I stash it in my car.”
— Kristen Bell
“Who’s up for a round of Bananagrams, anybody?”
— Jimmy Kimmel
“I love Bananagrams.”
— Ellen DeGeneres
"Maggie Smith loves it. They'll be like 'can we have you back on set' and she's just like [imperious wave of the hand] 'not now.' "
— Lily James, Lady Rose on Downton Abbey
"...one of my favorite games ever, Bananagrams – a fun, fast,addictive word game that will become a family favorite"
— Katie Couric