[Loch-Ruadh] Speaking Forsoothly - Daily Lesson 12
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Tue Sep 12 09:18:23 PDT 2006
Or as in:
Arroint thee, lest I spew chunks upon thy buskins!
> [Original Message]
> From: Pádraig Ruad Ó Maolagáin <padraig_ruad at irishbard.org>
> To: <loch-ruadh at ansteorra.org>
> Date: 9/12/06 11:17:46 AM
> Subject: [Loch-Ruadh] Speaking Forsoothly - Daily Lesson 12
> 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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