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Website of the Week: Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog

Disclaimer: This Website of the Week isn't for everyone. It's pretty nerdy, and for those of you who had to read The Canterbury Tales in college and found it more torturous than being married to the Wife of Bath, it's not the blog for you. All that being said, Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog is pretty genius and funny. The premise is essentially this: take the grand-pappy of English literature and extract him from his home in medieval London, place him in the 21st century with a blog, then wait and see what happens. It's like A Kid in King Arthur's Court, except backwards.

The language is a mix of Middle English and internet-speak, with "Chaucer" making reference to everything from his work "wrytynge of my Tales of Canterburye" to American pop culture, apologizing in one post for his lack of recent entries: "Of late, ich haue ben busier than Britney Spearses PR agentes." Ba-ZING Geoffrey!

The really cool part about this blog is that it is written by someone with some serious knowledge of Chaucer and the world he lived in. Brantley L. Bryant is pretty obviously someone who dedicates a lot of time to Chaucer, and has found a way to make his vast knowledge both interesting and fun.

Check out Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog, where if you are so inclined, you can purchase Geoffrey Chaucer t-shirts as well as a compilation book of some of the best entries.
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