Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Chaucer, channelled by Bill Bailey

I studied Chaucer at school. My year got a duff one, The Canon's Yeoman's Tale. Never heard of it? I'm not surprised. If I say it's about alchemy, I make it sound way more interesting than it is. My daughter fared much better with The Franklin's Tale, a haunting story about love and fidelity.

But the good thing about having read Chaucer is that you get to appreciate this sketch by Bill Bailey:


  1. LOL!!

    No need to be familiar with Chaucer to enjoy Bill Bailey!

    Speaking of studying Chaucer at school... overheard conversation between two very young girls stacking shelves in my beloved Waitrose:

    Girl 1: So you dropping English then?
    Girl 2: Yeah, just can't get me head round it.
    Girl 1: Why?
    Girl2: I thought we'd be studying books in English not ones by Chaucer. I mean what kind of language is that?


    Take care


  2. Lol. One does know what she means...

  3. That was very funny! I do love Bill Bailey.

    I seem to remember "doing" Chaucer at university but it was a very long time ago and I can't remember what we read at all.