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An English professor was reading "The Canterbury Tales" to his class and noticed that a student had fallen asleep. Annoyed, he sent the book spinning through the hair and bouncing off the student's head. Startled awake, the student asked what had hit him.

"That," the professor replied, "was a flying Chaucer."

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"Flying Chaucer" ::groan:: -- I love it.

Thus was born Medieval Science Fiction. :shock:

There's more than a little bawdy humor in Chaucer (try the Wife of Bath's Tale) and Chaucer described at least one of the pilgrims in a way that my English prof claimed would've been understood by the audience as meaning the pilgrim was gay. -- I think I need to reread Chaucer.

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