[Loch-Ruadh] Speaking Forsoothly - Daily Lesson 12

Pádraig Ruad Ó Maolagáin padraig_ruad at irishbard.org
Tue Sep 12 07:17:46 PDT 2006

Daily Lesson 12

Forms of Address - Part Two

Addressing Gentles by Age
In Period, especially late Period, it was common to address people with
reference to their age.  In the case of elders, the terms were used as
signs of respect for their years:
     "Good Father."
     "Gaffer." (Grandfather)
     "Sweet Mother."
     "Gammer." (Grandmother)
     "My lad/lass."
     "Young lad/lady."
     "Little sir."
     "Little master/mistress."
     "Young master/maitress."
     "Little lad/lady."
     "Young maid/maiden."

Shakespearian Word/Phrase of the Day:
Arroint thee!: begone, get out of here.
     "You goad me to the very edge of madness!  Arroint thee, ere I do
thee violence!"

Nunc est bibendum.
Politicians prefer unarmed peasants.

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