Geoffrey Chaucer Hath A Blog

(via Boing Boing)

A fantastic blog written in mock Middle Englysshe, has surfaced on ye webbe. Yncludyng sucche gemmes as:

Geoffrey’s capture and ransom in France:

Eftsoones, the frensshe dide fynde us ther, and cleppid us in irones and ledid vs ech fro othir. Y dide usen a smal mirour to regarde hym as y was takene awaye. Y was ransoumed for XVI pounde! A bargaine, I saye.

Geoffrey Chaucer thinking of beer and skiving off work at the Customs House:

It is hottere than the fyrie rivere phlegeton uppe in the customes hous. I shal drynken of a moist and corny ale eft soon, for to slaken my thirste. My documents and recordes can go stuffe themselues.

Read on at Geoffrey Chaucer Hath A Blog.

, , ,

6 Responses to Geoffrey Chaucer Hath A Blog

  1. GC` 21 March, 2006 at 5:21 pm #

    _Middle_ Englisshe!

  2. David St. Hubbins 21 March, 2006 at 9:01 pm #

    “…then came ye chavves, theyre cartes girded wyth candels
    blue, and theyre beastes wyth straynge horn-lyke thyngs
    onn theyre arses that theyre fartes be herde from myles
    around.” Chaucer, the Sheppey Tales

  3. Tom 21 March, 2006 at 9:23 pm #

    GC` – duly corrected!

    Mr St Hubbins – I suggest you share your previously undiscovered manuscript with GC`! I’d like to read more… 🙂

  4. David St. Hubbins 21 March, 2006 at 10:26 pm #

    Shamelessly from someone’s e-mail sig, I’m afraid.

  5. Hannah-Lee 15 October, 2006 at 4:54 pm #

    Could i just point out that it is ye olde englisshe not the middle englyshe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Hannah-Lee 15 October, 2006 at 4:58 pm #

    Oh wait sorry I was wrong just check your spelling of englisshe.