And I seyde his opinioun was good.

from Geoffrey Chaucer – The Canterbury Tales (General Prologue) on Rap Genius


(= And I said his opinion was good.)

Classic Chaucerian ambiguity. This is essentially the 14th century equivalent of Chaucer saying ‘Cool Story Bro’.

He manages to find a response to the Monk’s casual rejection of the texts of his order that says even less then ‘no comment’. Perhaps Chaucer the character is taken in by the Monk’s love of hunting, but Chaucer the writer is only offering ironic assent.

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