Originally Posted by comissaryqueen
Huzzah? Are you a Renaissance person?
I'm not quite sure what you mean by "a Renaissance" person?
The word Renaissance, means re-birth. The Renaissance period in European history was called the rennaissance because it was a time of discovery, expansion of thought and a sort of "human re-birth," from the narrow mindedness of the Middle Ages or Medieval period. It is usually thought to cover the time slot from the end of the 14 hundereds to the beginning of the 16 hundereds.
The term "renaissance man" refers to one who is interested in exploring a lot of different things: the arts, the sciences, phylosophy etc.
However, ever since the inception of the origional "Renaissance Pleasure Faire," creaited and produced by Phylis Patterson in California in 1963, (southern California,) 1966, (northern California), the term has also come, rather eroniously to mean someone who participates in the Renaissance Faire.
And "Huzzah!" is a general term of exeltation like horray!
I think I qualify on all counts.