February 6th, 2016 → 5:54 am @ // No Comments

“Turk Gregory never did such deeds in arms as I have done this day.” – Henry IV, Part I

What’s interesting about this quote is that “Turk” is being used as an abusive term, signifying a tyrant.  I hadn’t realized that “Turk” had that connotation in Shakespeare’s day.  Today I think of Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, or perhaps, a brave Turk.  Perceptions of peoples and words as they change over time is very, very interesting.

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