Memes. They rise and fall through blog posts and comment sections. Places like Reddit, Tumblr, and Twitter are full of them. Allow me to introduce you to my favorite meme of 2017: I lik the bred. (I know it’s only February, but I’m confident about this.)
For an explanation of the origin, history, and evolution of the meme see this summary on Buzzfeed.
So, without further ado, here are a few Durham Tech Library additions:
My name is bookand in the dayeI wayt for studenteyes to laye
upon my spineand wyth no doutthey pik me upand chek me out.
(Isn’t this fun?)
My name is cardfrom librareechek out the booksand films with me.
One wek to threeyou can take homeor bring wyth youwhere you roam.
(I’m having fun.)
My name is Courtand ends wyth NeeI work and toylin libraree.Wen brake time comesI did not cookeIn hungre shaymI lik the book*.
Interested in writing your own ‘lik the bred’ meme? Jump right in and write your own! If we get enough poems we will publish them on a separate blog post to highlight the creativity and meme savviness of our Durham Tech Community.
Interested in learning more about Middle English language and literature? (I mean, who isn’t?) We have some ebooks dedicated to Middle English poetry and syntax in ebrary and literary criticism on popular Middle English authors, such as Chaucer, Margery Kempe, Sir Thomas Mallory, and (the always famous) Anonymous through JSTOR and Artemis Literary Sources.
*Don’t worry. I don’t actually lick the books.