Geoffrey Chaucer invented 'twitter'
It's the 612th anniversary of the death of the famous author. Turns out, he invented the word many of us use commonly in social media today.
This final note today, which begins with the observation that this is the 612th anniversary of the death of Geoffrey Chaucer. He of "The Canterbury Tales," yes -- but so much more.
"To utter a succession of light tremulous notes," the OED says, "to chirp continuously."
So there you go.