I was in a meeting when someone mentioned that April showers bring May flowers, and of course I responded with,"Whan that Aprill with his shoures soote!"
And then I stopped, because that's all I know of Canterbury Tales, just the "April showers" part written in Middle English.
A co-worker answered, "The droghte of March hath perced to the roote" and then proceeded to rattle of the rest of the entire canto without stopping for breath.
I laughed so hard I wheezed. I have never been so delightfully one-upped.
I mean I assume he was quoting the rest of it, he could be saying some Swedish Chef gibberish and passing it off as Middle English.