As if being stolen by faeries isn’t tough enough, there’s a whole load of new things to learn once you’re in the Seelie Court. Seelie Slang is one of them.
Don’t know your grotsnozzles from your wiffletrots? Don’t let your flucktumble bangboggle you.
Priya Dhawan, Changeling and survival expert, has your back.
|FAERIE SLANG||HUMAN TRANSLATION||IN A SENTENCE…|
|Badb’s nostrils||Oh dear! / Oh no! / A polite expression of dismay||“Badb’s nostrils, that’s not good at all…”|
|Bangboggled||Confused||“I have to admit, I’m rather bangboggled with the whole thing.”|
|Clotswob||Clumsy||“Milo is such a clotswob.”|
|Dagda’s dangles||Excellent||“This party is the Dagda’s dangles!”|
|Flucktumble||A difficult position||“I’d like to help, really I would, but I’m in a bit of a flucktumble this week.”|
|Flumweasel||The worst person imaginable||“Don’t be a flumweasel.”|
|Globskite||Term of affection for a friend who is being an idiot||“I love you, but you can be such a globskite at times.”|
|Gnarlbucket||A difficult and annoying person||“Burr’s being a gnarlbucket. As usual.”|
|Go ride a Kelpie||Get lost / go away / I hope something extremely unpleasant happens to you||“Nettle Reed can go ride a Kelpie for all I care.”|
|Grotsnozzle||A mean person, usually stuck-up, snooty or of high birth||“Leander is such a grotsnozzle.”|
|Macha’s breath||Oh my! / Expression of shock||“Macha’s breath! What did you do that for?”|
|Puck’s bottom||Oh dear / oh no / an impolite expression of dismay||“You want me to do what?? Oh… Puck’s bottom.”|
|Puck’s ears / nose||My goodness!||“Puck’s nose, you’re lazy!”|
|Sludgesnipe||A sneaky or a badly behaved person, usually of low birth||“How dare you, you utter sludgesnipe!”|
|Splunktucker||Gosh darn it / Expression of distress||“Argh! Splunktucker!”|
|Wiffle||Rubbish / nonsense / chatter||“Spindle talks a lot of wiffle most of the time.”|
|Wiffletrot||Someone who talks a lot / chatterbox||“I know I can be a bit of a wiffletrot at times…”|
|Wisplet||A daydreamer / someone who is flighty or easily distracted||“Oh, Spindle. Why are you such a wisplet? Concentrate!”|
So, now you understand what on earth the Seelie are saying, all you have to worry about is finding your way around, or avoiding curses, or not eating Faerie food in case you get trapped there forever, or not running into dangerous creatures (like Kelpies) who want to kill you, or…