Originally posted by Seraya:
No, I guess I'll explain. It's a reference to a character from the Discworld novels, by Terry Pratchett. The character is a 'history monk', who goes around the world making sure history happens the way it's supposed to (or at least the way it should go). But his job is always a 'sweeper', aka someone who sweeps floors with a broom, and main characters don't think he's important until he tells them otherwise. Earlier someone said that Scruffy should be a monk, and that made me think of this.
It was in fact me who suggested that he was a monk, although this was because I could imagine him doing Matrix style kicks. I wish I'd put down the history monk thing. [sigh]