Posted on April 18, 2021 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

William Shakespeare receives a lot of credit for his contributions not just to English literature, but to the language itself.

We don’t say this to undermine his accomplishments, but: He’s far from the only writer to coin words or phrases when the right one isn’t already in the dictionary.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from The Hidden History of Coined Words in which author Ralph Keyes gives several other writers the appropriate kudos for what they contributed to our vernacular.

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