||[May. 27th, 2002|10:38 am]
The Love Bug
Can someone please explain to me the current trend of "modified" words? Such as:|
- faerie instead of fairy
- grrl instead of girl
Do these modified words hold a different meaning to the originals, or is it just "trendy"?
well... the only place I know 'faerie' exists, is on neopets ;oD
Well apparently, the word faerie
comes from the Middle English of fairy.
I can understand Neopets using it, but it's in more general usage at the moment... I was just curious why! :-)
I see... i'm not much of an intellect when it comes to English ;o)
in most circles - grrl is used to reference a lesbian rather than straight woman :]
Ahhhh... that kinda explains things.
But can you tell me why? :-)
Not really, though it undoubtedly falls alongside the same reason some activists spell women womyn or the like. Your guess is as good as mine :]
The Words "Fey" and "Faerie" come from the french and started to replace the Old English "Elf" durning the Tudor period. Spenser And Shakespear popularized the Change. "Elfland" And "Fairyland", "elf" including "faerie" were and are still interchangeable words.
The spelling "Faerie" are numerous: fayerye, Fairye, Fayre, Faerie, Faery, Fairy. In most of Brian froud's Books of Faerie You'll find he uses "Faerie" as an Enity (noun) as a geographical location, as a general name for it's inhabitants (Faerie, Faeries) and as an adjective to describe it's attributes: E.G: Faerie Music. Fairy (faeries) is applied to a particular, diminutive, generally female specics of Faerie; or when the spelling is common usage, E.G:Fairy tool, a hill, Yellow Fairy Club, A toadstool; or if used in a source quotation.
Wow, thanks for that Vix! :-)
So basically, faerie is fairy... end of story, yeah?
No other hidden meanings?
It all Means teh same thing.. not other meaning no less.. *S*
BTW, Take what evcer pick you desire on spelling it, I shared all that was possible. LOL