Subject: RenFaire Glossary v.1.1 (regular posting)
From: From: Chris Laning CLaning@igc.apc.org
Date: Nov 1997

A RENAISSANCE FAIRE GLOSSARY (v.1.1)

Some of these terms are 16th century English; more of them have evolved as words used with a special meaning by Faire actors. Note that terms do vary quite a bit among different Faires.

SHEENA'S PATENTED INSULT GENERATOR:

Combine one word from each of the three columns below, prefaced with "Thou":

Column 1
Column 2
Column 3
artless
base-court
apple-john
bawdy
bat-fowling
baggage
beslubbering
beef-witted
barnacle
bootless
beetle-headed
bladder
churlish
boil-brained
boar-pig
clouted
clay-brained
bum-bailey
craven
common-kissing
canker-blossom
currish
crook-pated
clack-dish
dankish
dismal-dreaming
clotpole
dissembling
dizzy-eyed
coxcomb
droning
doghearted
codpiece
errant
dread-bolted
death-token
fawning
earth-vexing
dewberry
fobbing
elf-skinned
flap-dragon
froward
fat-kidneyed
flax-wench
frothy
fen-sucked
flirt-gill
gleeking
flap-mouthed
foot-licker
goatish
fly-bitten
fustilarian
gorbellied
folly-fallen
giglet
impertinent
fool-born
gudgeon
infectious
full-gorged
haggard
jarring
guts-griping
harpy
loggerheaded
half-faced
hedge-pig
lumpish
hasty-witted
horn-beast
mammering
hedge-born
hugger-mugger
mangled
hell-hated
jolthead
mewling
idle-headed
lewdster
paunchy
ill-breeding
lout
pribbling
ill-nurtured
maggot-pie
puking
knotty-pated
malt-worm
puny
milk-livered
mammet
quailing
motley-minded
measle
rank
onion-eyed
minnow
reeky
plume-plucked
miscreant
roguish
pottle-deep
moldwarp
ruttish
pox-marked
mumble-news
saucy
reeling-ripe
nut-hook
spleeny
rough-hewn
pigeon-egg
spongy
rude-growing
pignut
surly
rump-fed
puttock
tottering
shard-borne
pumpion
unmuzzled
sheep-biting
ratsbane
vain
spur-galled
scut
venomed
swag-bellied
skainsmate
villainous
tardy-gaited
strumpet
warped
tickle-brained
varlet
wayward
toad-spotted
vassal
weedy
urchin-snouted
whey-face
yeasty
weather-bitten
wagtail

Contributed By Sandra Shepard İ Sheena Shepard Gunn Clan Chieftess, Clan Gunn
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