The finer points of Chaucer

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  1. SPROING!

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    I read we needed more enlightened discussion in the pub. Let's talk about Geoffrey Chaucer.

    Start by looking up the Middle English definition of the word "queinte."
     
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    I liked the cranberry tales !
     
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    When you spell Jeffrey 'Geoffrey', people are suspicious. C'mon man.
     
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    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    The man that ties my shoes in the morning is named Geoffrey.
     
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    I want Rhea Seehorn to play the Miller's wife. You know, keep it real.
     
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    Hold up thy tayl, thou sathanas!--quod he; shewe forth thyn ers, and lat the frere se
     
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    Spit take!
     
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    Like, I know, right?
     
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    Only if served by a gap-toothed wench!

    Talk to Geoffrey's mom about that.


    Whan that Aprill with her showres soote
    The droughte of March had perced to the roote...

    Dear Lord, I can still quote it. I need whiskey.
     
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    Isn't it gat-toothed, in the sense of a 'gate' or 'road' between the teeth?
     
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    I loved him in A Knight's Tale.
     
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    Humm, a "talk like your Shakespeare" thread, that'd be funny!
     
  13. SPROING!

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    Indeed.
    Who says the pub is dumb? We got perfessers in here!
     
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    I'm having a spot of tea at the moment, and seem to have misplaced my monocle, but I shall look it up once the nanny retrieves it.
     
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    Shakespeare is for weenies. We go full on Middle English here!
     
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    Here's your Chaucer trivia.

    Widely known as the father of English literature, he was the first author of the Middle Ages to write in vernacular English and not the uppity approved French or Latin.

    He had a government job collecting scrap metal and also served as a diplomat.

    Though he died in 1400, he has over 2,000 friends on Facebook.
     
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    Wenching - a lost art? What say ye, yay or nay?
     
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    New TGP trope.
     
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    Nay. Full prively, I have caught her by the queinte!
     
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