An Archbishop of Canterbury tale
Ruth Gledhill has posted a modern take on an ancient epic:
Heere Bigynneth the Tale of the Asse-Hatte.
An Archbishop of Canterbury Tale
With apologies to Geoffrey Chaucer
1 Whan in Februar, withe hise global warmynge
2 Midst unseasonabyl rain and stormynge
3 Gaia in hyr heat encourages
4 Englande folke to goon pilgrimages.
5 Frome everiches farme and shire
6 Frome London Towne and Lancanshire
7 The pilgryms toward Canterbury wended
8 Wyth fyve weke holiday leave extended
9 In hybryd Prius and Subaru
Read the rest on her blog. The whole sharia affair was epically ridiculous (helped by Ruth and her media colleagues, it should be noted). How to respond? We could hang to some anger, or we could laugh. I’m glad Ruth has encouraged us to do the latter.