I Lik the Bred-Library Edition

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.)

brown cow head with green grass and other cows grazing in the background

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 book
and in the daye
I wayt for student
eyes to laye
upon my spine
and wyth no dout
they pik me up
and chek me out.

(Isn’t this fun?)

My name is card
from libraree
chek out the books
and films with me.
One wek to three
you can take home
or bring wyth you
where you roam.

(I’m having fun.)

My name is Court
and ends wyth Nee
I work and toyl
in libraree.
Wen brake time comes
I did not cooke
In hungre shaym
I 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.

About Courtney Bippley

Courtney is a Reference Librarian at the Main Campus Library. Her favorite genres are fantasy and science fiction. She loves dogs, coffee, and dancing.