We Asked 12 People at the Seattle Faerie Festival: FAERIE or FAIRY?
, author of The Triskaidek
"Faerie is a more tortured, high-brow, European way to say it. Fairy is more street
—more down to earth and more American."
"I like Faerie! It's just more cool."
The Seattle Garden Gnome
"I do not know which—I am just a gnome. And sometimes Santa."
Mysterious vampire-fanged girl, sitting up in a tree
Ginger and Allen
"Oh, Faerie or Fairy—it doesn't really matter."
"I've seen it most as Faerie. It's the more medieval way to spell it."
, volunteer at Ginger's Pet Rescue
"AE—I'm older, and I get that."
(L-R) Lieolani, Shyla, and Mer-Fairy Katrina
"Faerie looks more whimsical. But I'm not sure because normally I'm a mermaid in a merfolk pod."
"Faerie is more classic. Or even classy
Wizard Bill Beaty
"Faerie is kinda archaic. Fairy is more modern, American, and colorful." Wizard Bill Beaty's parrot, "Caaaaaw-Aaaawk!"
(L-R) Neil and Harper
"Fairy is far too popular." "Faerie harkens back
to it's origin "FAE"—and 'tis more honorable a word."