Brevard Renaissance Fair, Season of the Hood

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The Language

Once dressed appropriately, thou mightst also converse in the tongue of the Realm, for thy pleasure and edification, or, to put it simply, learn some Renaissance words and phrases so you can speak like a 16th century native.

Good morning. = Good morrow.
Good afternoon. = Good day.
I’ll see you later. = I shall see you anon.
How are you? = How now?
Please… = Prithee or Pray…
Thank you. = Grammercy.
Hello, nice to see you! = Hail and well met!
What time is it ? = How stands the hour?
Where are the restrooms? = Whither be the privies?
What is your name? = What be thy tide?
Please wait on me! = Prithee, attend me!
I’m thirsty. = I be parched.
Goodbye, I gotta go! = Fare thee well; I must away!

Learn to address the villages and members of the royal court by their correct titles, but remember to be extremely respectful of the Queen:

The Queen = Your Majesty, Her Majesty
Court Ladies = My lady, good Madam
Archbishop = Your Grace
Court men = My lord, good sir
Villagers = Good mistress, my good woman, good master