#atozchallenge -Y for Yclept

Yclept: (ih-klept) Called or named. (Also ycleped.)

Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Yclept Desire ;)

How’s that for a glimpse at antiquity?

Those charming little missives ycleped valentines.
-Lamb.

Reading about this word brought me back to high school english when we had to read Chaucer’s CANTERBURY TALES and memorize the prologue:

Whan that aprill with his shoures soote
The droghte of march hath perced to the roote,
And bathed every veyne in swich licour
Of which vertu engendred is the flour;

Which went on for a total of forty-two lines of impossible (to our modern eyes) prose found here

Can you imagine speaking like this?

Greetings, I am yclept Corinne.  ;) 

My Y Read: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

My Y Listen: You Know I’m No Good by Amy Winehouse

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