of the roles in Shakespeare's plays were originally
acted by men and boys. In England at that time,
it wasn't proper for females to appear on stage.
Seuss wrote "Green Eggs and Ham" after
his editor dared him to write a book using fewer
than 50 different words.
Holmes never said 'Elementary, my dear Watson.'
the 2200 persons quoted in the current edition
of "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations,"
only 164 are women.
Milton used 8,000 different words in his poem,