Fakespeare, n. A fake English accent and/or Olde English grammar (e.g. That sucketh!). Often used in earnest at Renaissance faires and early American-era reenactments due to the mistaken belief that every English speaker in history sounded like a drunken Laurence Olivier.
April 12, 2012
By T.H. Gray
About T.H. Gray
T.H. Gray is the self-appointed court jester and Dr. Demento for the history museum field. A lifelong museum professional and reenactor, he is a graduate of the prestigious Peale-Barnum Public History Museum Studies Program. Until 2011, when the AHS hired him away, he was on staff at the Benjamin Dover Memorial Museum & Swimming Pool ("Our History is All Wet!"). He remembers when museums were still about history, science, and art. BTW, all of these posts say they are by T.H. Gray because he can't turn off the byline. Credit, when due, is given. View all posts by T.H. Gray
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