10,000- This is the number of words which Shakespeare invented in English language according to Oxford English Dictionary.
The words, which the great playwright invented are so much integrated with our lives that we would be surprised at the prowess of the man.
e.g. Dheerubhai might have been Useless had there not been Shakespeare. Because the Bard invented Reliance, the word. This may seem Baseless. but even 'Baseless' was invented by Shakespeare, besides 'Useless'!
Very common words like 'Bedroom', 'Belongings', 'Birthplace', 'colourful', and 'Eyeball' went from head of the man, into making English dictionary fatter.
Now we know one of the reasons why English is so much proud of him.