Why come ye nat to courte?

by Nick

A very funny post about John Skelton inventing the knock-knock joke over at Blogging the Renaissance. It reminds me of a poem someone in my A-level class wrote after someone had picked him up on an incorrect fact while teaching us the Reformation:

Why come ye nat to courte?
To which courte?
[Teacher]’s courte, or [pupil]’s courte?
[Teacher]’s courte should have the excellence
But [pupil]’s courte hath the pre-eminence

(Names omitted to protect the innocent)

Ah the joys of precocious 17-year old humour…