The world is your oyster.

I love oysters. I wrote about the Oyster Riot when we went. Yum! I hope we go this year. We missed last year because we didn’t buy tickets in time. (hint, hint)

Anyway, I was thinking about the saying in the title. Where did it come from? What does it mean?


It is derived from a Shakesperian play: “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” Here’s the quote:

“Falstaff: I will not lend thee a penny.
Pistol: Why, then, the world’s mine oyster, Which I with sword will open.”

– Act II, Scene II.”

(oddly, I found this in my drafts from a long, long time ago. for some reason, I’m hitting publish. don’t know why exactly)


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