For my brother

So that you can stop asking me what fae actually means and why I named this site fae mom or faemom.

And you know what?  It’s actually in the dictionary as:

noun

a device consisting of a container of fuel and two explosive charges; the first charge bursts open the fuel container at a predetermined height and spreads the fuel in a cloud that mixes with atmospheric oxygen; the second charge detonates the cloud which creates an enormous blast wave and incinerates whatever is below

 

Oh, that’s awesome.  That’s not what I thought fae meant.  My non-reading brother actually got me on this.  So now I’m determined to find a real definition of fae.

But just so we’re all clear on what I thought was the definition.  I believed that fae was a more classic term for faery, and that it also meant the strange, the weird.  Since I am a little strange and weird and I am also a mom, I figured my site would be Fae Mom or faemom. 

But let me let you in on a characteristic quirk of mine.  I hate not knowing something.  I can handle secrets, but I can’t handle not understanding information.  If I don’t know a word, I’ll go look it up.  If I don’t know who that person is, I’ll ask.  Hell, my roommate’s favorite game was “ask roommie what happened in this certain year.”  As I once was a history buff, I would think, not remember, and go online to find out.  She had a sick twisted humor.

So NOW I plan to find out the true definition of fae.

Stupid, smart ass little brother.

5 Responses to “For my brother”

  1. Lindsey Says:

    You were probably thinking of the word fay, which is sometimes spelled fae- definition here.

    A lot of fantasy character classification books will have a class of “fae” or “fay”. And I’ve seen the word “fay” used to describe people who are seen as abnormal. (For example in the book Jayne Eyre she is described as always having been a little “fay” and fond of reading.)

    I assumed that’s what you meant by your use of the word, because that’s how I generally think of it.

  2. Lindsey Says:

    oops, the one that means strange or otherworldly is spelled “fey”.

  3. faemom Says:

    Damn. Sometimes I wish I could draw on the college education I paid so dearly for. I guess I must be too much of a poet, stgretching the language for MY use. Sigh.

    But thank you, Lindsey 🙂 That was very helpful.

    Granted, my brother is going to have a laugh when he gets around to reading this.

  4. Lindsey Says:

    *lol* You’re not really stretching the language, though- because in the spoken language there are three words that sound similar with similar spellings, and between those three words you get the compiled definition you stated.

    If you look at Wikipedia’s etymology of the word Fae, you’ll see where it all gets really confusing. (Hey, and in your defense the wiki entry uses the word the same way you do, so even if Webster doesn’t define it that way, common usage does!)

    If at this point I’m starting to be an annoying word nerd, just hit me. My family gets competitive when it comes to being geeky, and I guess I’m no exception.

  5. faemom Says:

    Hehe. Well I am the ONLY nerd in my family. And we are highly competative. Being right in book smarts is the only thing I have. At least my brother won’t be reading this for a while. What’s a clever way of saying “Oh, yeah, well, shut up.”?

    Thanks for commenting Lindsey, you really aren’t being annoying. It’s nice to have some one correct me nicely 🙂


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