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)