12 Entries Tagged “Medieval”

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1. Human Alarm Clock

Prior to alarm clocks, people with big sticks would wake other people up by tapping at their windows. See also Medieval.

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Funny Jobs

2. Foot-Holder

Medieval Welsh kings employed a foot-holder whose duty it was to rub his feet. See also Medieval.

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Funny Diseases

3. The Dancing Plague of 1518

An epidemic of people dancing until they died. See also Medieval.

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Funny Words

4. Euouae

A type of cadence in medieval music, but better known for being the English language's longest word composed only of vowels. See also Medieval.

Added by TheOtherRoman on March 30, 2016| Comment | You Like This |

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5. Groom of the King's Close Stool

A trusted man whose job it was to wipe the king's bottom. See also Bathroom, Medieval, Scatological.

Added by a Guest on November 16, 2015| 11 Comments | You Like This |

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6. Derring-Do

Another form of daring, especially of the heroic or archaic sort. See also Medieval.

Added by Tyler on August 11, 2013| 1 Comment | You Like This |

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7. Ensorcell

To enchant or fascinate. See also Medieval.

Added by cmbd on April 22, 2010| Comment | You Like This |

Funny Instruments

8. Trumpets Festooned With Flags

Almost always played for the king gnawing on a giant turkey leg. See also Medieval, Royalty, Wealth.

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9. Slubberdegullion

A medieval insult meaning a mean, dirty wretch. See also Medieval.

Added by a Guest on September 8, 2008| 1 Comment | You Like This |

Funny Foods

10. Pullet Broth with Prunes

See also Medieval.

Added by a Guest on March 5, 2008| 1 Comment | You Like This |

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