Shaft — Konne ye?

Some dude with a livejournal has translated the lyrics to the Shaft themesong into Middle English. It doesn’t scan exactly right, but given the lack of native Middle English speakers out there, this detracts little from the funny. Go here for the rest, but this is a small taste:

Alle clepe tha carl ane badde mooder–
SOFTE!
Speken of Shafte bene I.
THAN KONNE ALLES WE!

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  • Kris G.

    *grins* That may be the funniest thing I’ve seen all week.

  • petescully

    ‘ane badde mooder’ – that’s going to be my catchphrase from now on.

  • Brendan

    this seems like as good a place as any to record my not-so-secret love for the verb clepen, especially it’s especially hot varietal, yclept.

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