Sarah is rather a side issue. The point is that the morons with the signs aren't terrible representative of teabaggers. That's not to say that the teabaggers aren't the paranoid, racist, "fuck you I got mine" sort of assholes, because they are, they just aren't dumb enough to march around with signs reading 'niggar' or 'ENOUNGH!' They don't march around at all. They make phone calls and throw money around. The idiots with the signs are just, well, idiots that happen to be useful to them.
How many words did Shakespeare know? In his writings, he used 31,534 different words. Using statistical methods:
This means that in addition the 31,534 words that Shakespeare knew and used, there were approximately 35,000 words that he knew but didn't use. Thus, we can estimate that Shakespeare knew approximately 66,534 words.
The average English speaker knows 10-20,000 words.
Those numbers are so bunk. Mathematically it is correct if you simply ignore the fact that people have a limited vocabulary. As the numbers even tell us if you pay some fucking attention, its idiotic to accept that one person would know 65,000 words while the average is 20,000 because that puts Shakespeare at about 7 standard deviations from the norm which is...dun, dun, dun, statistically impossible since we know the distribution curve of average American word knowledge count is too narrow to allow him...even though he never lived here.
Also, during his lifetime there were probably only 80,000 words in the whole of the language...so, umm, no.