It's been a long week for the British people and no doubt they need something to take their minds off the turmoil around them.

And as people so often do they've turned to social media for a bit of vapid distraction. In a viral trend on Twitter people have taken to debasing the iconic lines from some of William Shakespeare's works, whose death was celebrated in its 400th anniversary this year.

The public was asked to put a modern tasteless twist on his poetry and it really took off. It turns out thespians have a great sense of humour.