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Many of these were inspired by recent visits to Renaissance faires in California.

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Ego

Self-love

Ego-maniac

One who is too full of himself

Flirtatious, unfaithful

Inconstant

Laid back, relaxed

Of a sanguine nature or disposition

Depressed, neurotic, psycho

Melancholic, overcome by melancholy, beset with sorrow

Suicide

Self-slaughter, self-destruction

In a good mood

Feeling sanguine

Creative, clever

Witty, of a good or ready wit

Brave (as in, courageous)

Of a good stomach

Well-dressed

Bravely clad

Annoying

Vexing, vexatious

Army, armies

Forces, powers, troops

In the army, navy, marines, etc.

Serving with her majesty's forces

Fighting in Iraq or Afganistan

Taking service in the Levant

Rifle

Arquebus (the rifle hasn't been invented)

Lady in waiting, handmaiden

For the Queen: Maid of Honour, lady (or gentlewoman) of the bedchamber, lady (or gentlewoman) of the privy chamber

For other ladies: waiting gentlewoman, maid

Metaphor, figure of speech, idea

Conceit

A good idea

An excellent conceit

Joke

Jest, jape

Medieval times

Gothic times

Bill or check

Account or reckoning

Another thing to say instead of "Hi"

What news? (especially for gossip-loving women)

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11 March 2010 mps