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30 July 2016

Caption Competition 6

It's time to get your thinking caps on again. Can you think of a witty caption for the image below, taken from one of the magnificent medieval manuscripts in the British Library's collections, the incomparable Gorleston Psalter?

Tweet us your suggestions to @BLMedieval, or add a comment at the foot of this post. There is no prize, but we will retweet and update this post with some of our favourite entries. Good luck!

Lovers of gastropods out there may want to check out our blogpost Knight v Snail. And you can also view the whole of the Gorleston Psalter, for free, on our Digitised Manuscripts site.





Never listen to a snail: they are not as fast as they claim.

First I carry you - then you carry me.

Please don't say you've run out of petrol!

But I prayed for a Peugot not an escargot.

Oh Lord and Master, not another snail omelette.

Now I pray for garlic and for butter

An Omastar! OMG--I don't have this in my Pokedex! Gotta throw an Ultra Pokeball!

Keep out of the vegetable garden, Lettuce Pray.

Hail, snail!

(Snail) Looks like you need more lubricant to get that sword unstuck from the stone - let me try.

Please - don't let it be him!

The mills of the gods grind slowly... very slowly.

Holy Snail! Thou art the grail!

I fart in your general direction.

I fart in your general direction.

But...I am Arthur, King of the Britons.

Go away, or I will taunt you a second time.

Holy Grail
Monty Python

"Nice shell, babe! Your place or mine?"

It was then that Arthur, King of the Britons, realized that snails, by and large, didn't go in for corrective lenses.

Please tell me it is OK to walk a marathon instead of run and that the runners will not be mean to me.

This new-fangled hand-dryer is a bit low down.

snail mail

Perhaps "Deus adiutorium meum intende" but it's NOT the Luttrell Psalter; the detail is from the Gorleston Psalter, Additional MS 49622, fol. 162v.


Oops, well spotted. Corrected now!
Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts

Forget the sword, cowardly human: Let's SLUG IT OUT!!

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