Thursday, March 06, 2008

Well, It Was Allegorical

Chaucer: I'm a writer.

Wat: A what?

Chaucer: A wha- a what? A writer. I write, with parchment, and ink. Geoffrey Chaucer's the name, writing's the game. You've read my book? the Book of the Duchess? No? Well, it was allegorical.

Roland: Well, we won't hold that against you, that's for every man to decide for himself.

~A Knight's Tale (2001)

Today at work my fellow geeks had this conversation.

The Evil PXE (typing an e-mail): Why is it 'flexibility'? Why isn't it 'flexability'? Isn't it that you are able to flex? Who said it had to be with an 'i' instead of an 'a'?

JewelGeek (deadpan): It was Chaucer.

Lego Programmer (deadpan): Chaucer. Damn that bastard.