The original urban dictionary in the English language, the medieval poet Geoffrey Chaucer wrote in the vernacular, or the language of the common people. The Canterbury Tales, for example, is a collection of stories filled with plenty of swearing, slang, and fart jokes.
courtly poet: "Rident stolidi verba Latina!"
Chaucer: "Fuck that. I'm writing in English."
English author of "The Canterbury Tales"
The excerpt below is taken from the Summoner's Tale
"Lo, hear my oath! In me shall truth not lack."
"Now then, come put your hand right down my back,"
Replied this man, "and grope you well behind;
For underneath my buttocks shall you find
A thing that I have hid in privity."
"Ah," thought the friar, "this shall go with me!"
And down he thrust his hand right to the cleft,
In hope that he should find there some good gift.
And when the sick man felt the friar here
Groping about his hole and all his rear,
Into his hand he let the friar a fart.
There is no stallion drawing loaded cart
That might have let a fart of such a sound.
The friar leaped up as with wild lion's bound:
"Ah, treacherous churl," he cried, "by God's own bones,
I'll see that he who scorns me thus atones;
Often the one name used in referring to Geoffrey Chaucer. He wrote many famous poems and stories, and was well known to be one of the first men to write officially in the common language, as we now know as Middle English. This was basically unheard of in his day, since any professional and elite writers would only use Greek or even Latin. He refused to use these languages, although he knew them well enough, and opted to write in a language much closer to our modern English than that of Old English.
Famous for: The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, The House of Fame, and A Treatise on the Astrolabe.
Read The Miller's Tale (in the Canterbury Tales).. it's hilarious.
From The Miller's Tale (section from Chaucer's 'The Canterbury Tales': Clerk "Spek, sweete byrd, I noot nat where thou art."
This Nicholas anon leet fle a fart
As greet as it had been a thonder-dent"
To convince someone to do something. To twist one's arm.
At first Mike didn't want to go, but he was chaucered into it.
1. The small bit of marijuanna and brown resinated paper left after smoking a joint. Can be used to make second generation joints made from all roaches, smoked during times of dryness, or saved for a pipe.
2. The end of a joint
"Save the chaucer, we can smoke it with some others later on"
Derives from the writer Geoffrey Chaucer, who wrote shit like ""Wherfore, as I seyde, ywys." Which awarded him the title of an absolute fucknut. "Chaucer" Meaning absolute wanker.
That blokes an absolute Chaucer!