Today, St George's Day, is traditionally associated with the birth of William Shakespeare, because a) he was baptised on 26th April b) he died on the 23rd April c) the English would like to consolidate the connexion between their patron saint and their patron bard. So who was William Shakespeare? There is controversy about whether the works of Shakespeare were written by him or by another fellow of the same name, but clearly the poor chap was confused in himself. Scholars have agreed that there are six extant authentic signatures and none of them agree:
But these guys from the Arts Block are clearly on shakey ground (a joke may have just slipped past you there) because the data show:
Saxpere, Shagsper, Shakees Pear, Shakespear, Shakespeare, Shake-speare, Shakespeart, Shakespehar, Shakpear, Shakspere, Shaxper.
What to do? The Oracle of Wikipedia has it “William_Shakespeare” so take note and obey, that is the New Normal as they have it nowadays on the Danske Bank ads on the wireless.