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…
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
The word is French for 'rebirth'. Historians first use it (from about 1840) for the period from the 14th to the 16th century, implying a rediscovery of rational civilization (exemplified by Greece and Rome) after the medieval centuries - seen as superstitious and artistically primitive. The term 'Middle Ages', also coined by historians, makes the same point in a different way - defining the medieval period merely as the gap between classical and modern civilization.
The first problem with this scenario is that the Middle Ages have a vivid cultural identity of their own, different from the classical pattern but not necessarily inferior. And the later medieval centuries, in particular the 12th and 13th, are unmistakably civilization .
due to laws prohibiting who was allowed to wear what, and the cost of materials, there was a vast difference in attire between the classes. Not only did materials vary, but styles as well, as the lower classes opted for practicality in their clothing by necessity. Lower classes, such as laborers and apprentices would wear linen, a light, cool fabric derived from the flax plant, wool, or sheepskin. Cotton had been in production since antiquity, but its import and manufacture was prohibited in Elizabethan England in order to protect the wool industry, one of England's chief exports. It was not until cotton farming in the new world and Eli Whitney's development of the cotton gin in 1793 that cotton become a favored fabric (Cotton).
renaissance bridal customs originated during the Middle Ages. Wedding customs and fashions developed as increased foreign trade brought new ideas to Europe from far away places.
Renaissance marriages were often held at the bride's house. Couples belonging to the nobility would have their weddings in medieval castles.