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Nat worth a toord!

March 25th, 2008 (07:51 am)
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Middle-English Word of the Day - March 25, 2008

Drasty (adj.) - trashy, worthless.

By god, quod he, for pleynly, at a word,
Thy /drasty/ rymyng is nat worth a toord!
Thou doost noght elles but despendest tyme.
Sire, at o word, thou shalt no lenger ryme.

- Chaucer, Geoffrey: The Canterbury tales (1387-1394)

Very nice! And, a note from last week:

I am so very much enjoying flipping through the archives of Eyesore of the Month in refreshing little in-between moments. The commentary is wickedly scathing and terribly funny. For instance, this narrative concerning the Czech National Library Organism or this theory on the US flag as supernatural totem.