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Dustin Faulkner




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PostPosted: Mon 14 May, 2012 10:39 am    Post subject: Medieval joke         Reply with quote

Hey Guys:

I read this at an airplane model website I often visit. It's a new joke to me, but I apologize if you've read it before and it is too silly for you:

"The fattest knight at King Arthur's court was Sir Cumference. He got big from eating too much Pi."

I know ... off with my head right?

DUSTIN FAULKNER
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Colt Reeves





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PostPosted: Mon 14 May, 2012 11:07 am    Post subject: Re: Medieval joke         Reply with quote

Dustin Faulkner wrote:

I know ... off with my head right?


You know, tempting people on this site with such a suggestion is a little unwise. ;D

"Tears are for the craven, prayers are for the clown.
Halters for the silly neck that cannot keep a crown.
As my loss is grievous, so my hope is small.
For Iron, Cold Iron, must be master of men all..."
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Quinn W.




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PostPosted: Mon 14 May, 2012 11:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There's a whole series of those based around that idea. Sir Up, Sir Loin, Sir Pryze, Sir Tainly....
Pretty silly, but amusing.
The thread title had me expecting an actual period joke. Now there's something I don't know much about. Period humor would be fun to see.

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Hugh Knight




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PostPosted: Mon 14 May, 2012 12:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Quinn W. wrote:
There's a whole series of those based around that idea. Sir Up, Sir Loin, Sir Pryze, Sir Tainly....
Pretty silly, but amusing.
The thread title had me expecting an actual period joke. Now there's something I don't know much about. Period humor would be fun to see.


Two jokes I have been told are from the Middle Ages (I haven't actually researched them myself, but I have more confidence in the first than in the second):

What gets heavier the more holes it has? An haubergeon.

Why are there no cedar trees in Lebanon? Because everyone has a piece of the true cross. (Lebanon was famous for its cedar in ancient times, but became largely deforested, and the trade in fake relics in the Middle East was a booming one.)

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David Clark





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PostPosted: Mon 14 May, 2012 12:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My favorite was from Looney Tunes. There was a hefty knight in the episode about the Singing Sword. I believe his name was Sir Loin of Beef. ^u^
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David Lewis Smith




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PostPosted: Mon 14 May, 2012 3:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have a book i bought in Paris, "Medieval Mischief" the bulk of which revolves around statues and gargoyles found on medieval churches
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Jean Thibodeau




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PostPosted: Mon 14 May, 2012 4:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

And then for those who may not have already seen it there is: " THE MEDIEVAL HELP DESK "

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ

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R D Moore




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PostPosted: Mon 14 May, 2012 5:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I hadn't seen that Jean. I'm still laughing.


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Y. Perez





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PostPosted: Mon 14 May, 2012 7:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sarcasm and practical jokes were the most common form of humor in 14th century.

This is actually an example:

One merchant ask another "are you married?"..
"I had three wives but all hanged themselves from a tree in my garden" the second merchant responds. The first merchant retort, "Pray, give me a cutting from this miraculous tree."

*plop*
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Nicholas Hall





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PostPosted: Mon 14 May, 2012 8:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

13th century joke

A man from Troyes was visiting family in Paris. While there a man asked him what people from Troyes do. "We ring," was his reply.

Troyes was famous for it many large churchs. Lots of bells.
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