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medvl-humor-lnks - 12/12/05


A set of web links to information on medieval humor by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.


NOTE: See also the files: humor-msg, jokes-msg, sports-msg, taverns-msg, jesters-msg, Bardic-Guide-art, P-Polit-Songs-art, medvl-poetry-lnks.





This file is a collection of various messages having a common theme that I have collected from my reading of the various computer networks. Some messages date back to 1989, some may be as recent as yesterday.


This file is part of a collection of files called Stefan's Florilegium. These files are available on the Internet at: http://www.florilegium.org


I have done a limited amount of editing. Messages having to do with separate topics were sometimes split into different files and sometimes extraneous information was removed. For instance, the message IDs were removed to save space and remove clutter.


The comments made in these messages are not necessarily my viewpoints. I make no claims as to the accuracy of the information given by the individual authors.


Please respect the time and efforts of those who have written these messages. The copyright status of these messages is unclear at this time. If information is published from these messages, please give credit to the originator(s).


Thank you,

    Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                          Stefan at florilegium.org



From: aoife at scatoday.net

Subject: [Aoife-Links] Medieval Humor: Are you feeling funny?

Date: November 22, 2005 8:17:51 PM CST

To: aoife-links at scatoday.net


Greetings my Faithful Readers!


This week I'm going for humor. Life's too short, and with the big turkey day looming large, I need all the humor and diversion I can get. If family holidays get you down, spend an hour or two at the computer to lighten up!


There are many more such sites out there. I hope you find these enlightening and amusing, and just what the physic ordered for the dreary November weather we're expecting over Thanksgiving here in the Eastern US, or wherever you may be.






Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon


Endless Hills



Funny historical and not-so-historical websites:


The Medieval Insult Page


(Site Excerpt) "You idiot! You goat dung! Sheep dung! Horse dung! You cow dung! You pig filth! You human dung! You dog dung! Fox dung! Cat dung! Chicken droppings! You donkey dung! You fox cub of all fox cubs! You fox tail! You fox beard! You skin of a fox cub! You idiot and halfwit! You buffoon!" -- The Colloquy of Ūlfric Bata


Stefan's Florilegium: Medieval Jokes


(Excerpt from ONE message) How many Romans does it take to light a lantern? One thousand and one. It requires the Emperor of the Romans to order

that the lantern be lit, Nine hundred and ninety nine Roman officials

to pass down the order, and a slave to light the lantern.


Totse.com : Funny Medieval Stories


(Site Excerpt) A certain jealous husband followed his wife to confession; whom

when the priest should lead behind the alter to be displied [disciplined

by beating], the husband, perceiving it, and doubting the worst,

cried unto him, saying, "hear ye, master parson, I pray you let

me be displied for her."

And kneeling down before the priest, "I pray you," quod the wife

to the priest, "strike him hard, for I am a great sinner."

[pub. 1583]


Off the Mark Medieval Cartoons



Something Awful: Medieval Tapestries with modern themes


(Ed note: Apologies for the 9-11 humor reference and various uncouth captions. Warning: This stuff is raw but funny. I wasted a good 20 minutes laughing at this site)


Yama Kaminari: Medieval Humor


(Site Excerpt) Q: How many Saxons does it take to build a castle?

A: All of them, three days a week, as is my right.


The Medieval Quiz


Answer real questions. Instant corrections (some of which are funny/insulting)


Amusing quizzes


Kingdomality Quiz

What is your medieval vocational personality?



Who Wants to be a Medieval Millionaire?


Test your medieval knowledge in the familiar quiz format


What sort of hat would you have worn in Medieval times?


(Site Excerpt) Hats were an important part of medieval garb. Depending on one's occupation and the time of the year, hats could vary from linen head warmers, to straw or felt hats, to "borrelais" hats to fine mesh mail coifs, to "sallet" helmets, to visored "basinets" to mitres and crowns.


Your Medieval Personality Type


Take the quiz to determine your "temperamental humor" and see what medieval career choices would have been good for you!


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Comments to the Editor: stefan at florilegium.org