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18 Jokes You’ll Only Understand If You Know Shakespeare

In Author Spotlight, Classics, Humor, Lists, Literary Fiction, Shakespeare, William Shakespeare by Sara Deeter

If you know your Elizabethan slang and poetical metaphors, you also know that Shakespeare was actually a pretty hilarious–and dirty–guy. But what happens when you cross Shakespeare with the modern age?

Perfection, of course. For your convenience, we’ve rounded up some of the most hilarious puns, jokes, and Shakespeare fails out there. Check the list out now:

 

1. These cute couplets

Can someone put this in a Valentine’s card?

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2. Shakespeare-meets-modern-television

I’d watch the heck out of this.

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3. The “Aw, sh*t!” Phenomenon

Priceless.

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4. R&J Twitter fails

Oh, Romeo.

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5. The first mom joke!

Aaron for the win.

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6. Sequel updates

Because Hollywood totally would.

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7. Shakespearean serendipity

Will was just that wise.

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8. This champion of a human being

Life goals.

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9. Sassy Juliet

Oh no she didn’t!

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10. Romeo and Bob

#Ishipit

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11. Fun fact

You learn something new every day.

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12. Fast Food Shakespeare

I feel like McDonalds would actually be really interested in using this as a marketing scheme.

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13. “Bruh”

Totally, bruh.

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14. This mistake

Oops!

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15. This truth bomb

But actually, though.

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16. Will’s dating advice

Gonna change your Saturday night plans?

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17. Sober reminders

Kim’s not the best role model out there, but Shakespeare’s heroines??

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18. This hilarious/appalling realization

Say goodbye to semi-colons.

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