Important Elizabethan English PhrasesStepping into the past at a Renaissance festival can be intimidating if you don't know how to speak Elizabethan English. To help, here's a list of the phrases you will most often need to use:
- Oy, Sire, dids't thou see my missing hounds? Some knaive hast released them from their pen. They've a day's work to do and I must known who hast released my dogs. Who? Who, I ask you? Who?
- If it were that thou didst like the wench, pray tell why not apply a ring to her?
- My riding style is quite clean in the crop, but some rogue continues to attempt to spy me riding dirtily. Zounds!
- Please, good sirs, say "Uhhhhhhh Nuh Nah Nuh Nah!"