Slua Sí - Not all faeries are nice

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Re: Slua Sí - Not all faeries are nice

Postby shiningshadow33 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:05 am

As spirits they seem to be more forgiving of this blunder but it still irritates them from my experience so the words 'thank you' are best avoided at least in my experience.



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Re: Slua Sí - Not all faeries are nice

Postby Instrument of the end fire083 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:54 am

Precision of language. Thanks is terribly imprecise, and with all fae you want no room for them to interpret what you said any way than what you meant. It has been the blunder of many a mortal dealing with them to have left a bit of vagueness somewhere in their speech.


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Re: Slua Sí - Not all faeries are nice

Postby Zaman7 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:20 pm

This whole thank you matter is related only to faeries, right? Not all races take it as an offense..?


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Re: Slua Sí - Not all faeries are nice

Postby Instrument of the end fire083 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:16 am

For the most part yes. Djinn tend to misuse vagueness if you go by older tails.


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Re: Slua Sí - Not all faeries are nice

Postby Alys » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:16 am

shiningshadow33 wrote:The words 'thank you' do not have a distinction between present and future; thank you may easily be interpreted as "I will thank you" thus getting one indebted to the sidhe in question, at least with living sidhe. As spirits and living entities they see it as more of an insult than much else because it is seen as a form of mocking them. Saying thank you to a brownie for example offends them because they help people because they want to, not in order to be thanked, so the term thank you is a great blow to their honor and pride. A truly pissed off brownie is how boggarts are sometimes made, and a living boggart can be a horrible house guest.


That is all kinds of interesting! Although I am now hesitant to thank you. ;)



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Re: Slua Sí - Not all faeries are nice

Postby shiningshadow33 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:55 am

Lol. Oh and human hyperboles can also lead to one being in a less than pleasant situation; example the saying "I am so hungry I could eat a horse" can be taken literally by the sidhe. Leading to the human in question having to actually eat an entire horse, predictably failing and than being punished for the lie they just spouted. The sidhe themselves can not outright lie but they can twist the truth by either withholding pieces of information or using wording in its most literal meaning, something people are not usually used to. As spirits they seem less inclined to do this but living sidhe can and do employ these methods of misdirection when they see fit.



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Re: Slua Sí - Not all faeries are nice

Postby Vey Nightshard » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:29 am

This is very interesting, I didn't think of the "thank you" aspect in that way with brownies and so on. I'm happy to have come across this
(Was gonna say thank you lmao :silly: )


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Re: Slua Sí - Not all faeries are nice

Postby Alys » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:33 am

ISN'T IT HARD TO GET RID OF "THANK YOU?!" It's been ingrained in us so long it's almost a tic!



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Re: Slua Sí - Not all faeries are nice

Postby Vey Nightshard » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:38 am

Yeah it's pretty much automatic lol. Especially being Canadian. :p But honestly no one is bothered by it I won't stress about it. I at least now understand why it's considered that way by brownies, as I never understood that


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