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[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"?
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[User Picture]From: easytiger
2002-05-27 02:44 am (UTC)

well... the only place I know 'faerie' exists, is on neopets ;oD
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2002-05-27 02:50 am (UTC)
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! :-)
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[User Picture]From: easytiger
2002-05-27 03:36 am (UTC)

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aah,
I see... i'm not much of an intellect when it comes to English ;o)
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[User Picture]From: tigerknight
2002-05-27 02:58 am (UTC)
in most circles - grrl is used to reference a lesbian rather than straight woman :]
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[User Picture]From: stephaniewalker
2002-05-27 03:04 am (UTC)
wow - I never knew that!
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2002-05-27 03:17 am (UTC)
Ahhhh... that kinda explains things.

But can you tell me why? :-)
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[User Picture]From: tigerknight
2002-05-27 04:09 am (UTC)
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 :]
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[User Picture]From: nightvyxen
2002-05-27 03:16 am (UTC)
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.

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Vix
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2002-05-27 03:19 am (UTC)

Wow, thanks for that Vix! :-)

So basically, faerie is fairy... end of story, yeah?
No other hidden meanings?
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[User Picture]From: nightvyxen
2002-05-27 04:08 am (UTC)

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It all Means teh same thing.. not other meaning no less.. *S*

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vix

BTW, Take what evcer pick you desire on spelling it, I shared all that was possible. LOL

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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2002-05-27 04:32 am (UTC)
Thankee :-)
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