Newly discovered " 'mad and offensive' texts shed light on the role played by minstrels in medieval society," the Guardian reported.
Criticaster, for example. Merriam-Webster looked up "11 words for people who are bad at what they do."
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates offered some reading recommendations in his "great books, songs, and shows for the summer."
"Before e-readers, a 1930s writer reinvented the book with 'Readies,' " Mental Floss noted.