For so many years, the Fairies have had tiaras that they are very much a part of how they speak. Here is a list of phrases and gestures that we got from the Fairies and we use as a matter of course. Because they have been our dear frineds for soooo long, we include their words, phrases and gestures.

A FEW STONES SHORT OF A TIARA: A bit dumb or crazy, not all there, a few bricks short of a load, a screw loose, not playing with a full dack

....CARRYING (HER, ONE'S) TIARA: humbly, without pride, abjectly, hat in hand

DRAGGED BY THE TIARA: coerced into the activity under discussion. dragged kicking and screaming. conned or heavily cajoled into, done against ones will or better judgement, mislead into.

(HAD, HAVE GET GOTTEN) (HER ONE'S) TIARA TAKEN: thoroughly gotten the better of, humiliated, embarrassingly done to or to allow oneself to be done in such a manner

to GIVE (ONE'S) TIARA (TO): Endorse, support or promote a person, place, thing or activity.

TO HAVE (ONE'S) TIARA MADE HOSTAGE: Blackmailed, extorted into. threatened with the witholding or loss of something one values very highly as a goad to do something one really does not want to do

A (PRINCESS, QUEEN) WITH NO TIARA: a fraud, poseur or phony


WITHOUT EVEN A TIARA: peniless or totally devoid of resources

COUNTING THE STONES IN (HER ONE'S) TIARA: going to absurd length to see to it that one is not beiing cheated or overcharged or misused to the point where the hassle is worse than what you are trying to avoid, stingy, parsimoniously

(__ have, ___ has) HAD THAT TIARA FOR A GENERATION: That is old news.

TRYING TO MAKE (HER ONE'S) TIARA STAND ABOVE THE REST: excessive self-importance, puffery or demeaning others to make oneself look the better. The phrase comes from the fact that the esthetic value of a tiara comes from the design work rather than from the size of the thing

TIGHT TIARA SYNDROME also TTS: an imagined illness that is used to explain someone not being too bright or sharp. A caustic remark about someone faking illness; "Oh sure, what do you have? Tight Tiara Syndrome?", unspecified illness, general malaise. Also monthly visitor or menopause. Also said in the context of a specific person, anything that makes that person crazy; "Do not even mention butterscotch to Cassandra: you know it gives her Tight Tiara Syndrome".

A TIARA BREAKER: ruinous, powerful, a condition without which something does not occur

WOULD TRADE (or HAS TRADED) (ONE'S) TIARA FOR A HANDFUL OF GRASS (or BOWL OF WORMS or BAG OF SAND or anything referring to something wrthless): Is gotten cheaply, easily taken advantage of becuase of an avaricious nature, does not bargain well

THROW AWAY (ONE'S) TIARA: To totally embarrass oneself, do exceedingly badly because of negligence, poor preparation or other factors that even the minimal amount of care would have avoided. WOULD WAGER (ONE'S) TIARA: To express absolute certitude. 100% sure, with no doubt

WE KNOW WHO'S TIARA IS BEING WORN: We know who is running things, usually implying a very thinly veiled attemtpt to hide that fact, implying that one has had ones own tiara taken away and is wearing one of the other person's choosing. being bossed around in a humiliating way.

DOES NOT KNOW (HER, ONE'S) TIARA FROM A GRAIN OF SAND: does not appreciate what is really valuable.

DO NOT BELIEVE EVEN (HER) TIARA: Totally without credibility. nto to be taken seriously, a lightweight

QUEEN ANDRIELLE'S TIARA: a widely believed falsehood. the objrct of a fruitless search or quest, "You are seeking Queen Andrielle's Tiara"; you are chasing after an unreal thing and please do not trouble me again about this. This is derived from Fairy Queen Andrielle, revered for her wisdom, who was queen well before tiaras were invented by the Fairies and became a staple part of their dress. SEEKNOG QUEEN ANDRIELLE'S TIARA: "You are on a wild goose chase and do not bother me with this again." A fool's errand

THE TIARA OF IT: The main point or issue



A TIARA AT: Is very, very good at, excels in or is the best at.

KNOCK OVER THE TIARA: To do (usually something bad, stupid or embarrassing) in a very visible way such that it cannot be denied, distanced from, deflected, diminised, amended or ignored.

TIARA DE MUNDA, TIARA DE TUTTI TIARI or THE MOTHER OF ALL TIARAS: something REALLY BIG. first prize, all the marbles, the big kahuna,

FRIGHTENED OF (ONE'S) OWN TIARA: cowardly, too easily frightened

WOULD NOT LISTEN TO (ONE'S) OWN TIARA; excessively undtrusting, paranoid, overly suspicious. Also too stubborn, really thick.

I HOPE YOUR TIARA EXPLODES INTO A MILLION FLINDERS: An obscenity; A tiara is a thing of great value. To wish evil upon one's tiara is a great curse. "Flinders" are the sharp, brittle and fried remanins of a crystal that has flash-burned and shattered.


The basic tiara gesture is to make an up-pointing triangle by joining the index finger and thumb of one hand to the same fingers of the other. This iscalled "making the tiara".

Made to a person in the proper position it signifies "good" approval or "all right". Made with the point downward it means that the person is bad or dis-approved of. the "tiara" is usually held in front of one's own face to show clearly.

If made in the proper position on the head of a person it signifies putting a tiara on that person--very good. If used in the point-down position it is calling her a large-scale fool or dummy or a bad name

If made in the proper position upon or over the person's head then the two hands quickly pulled apart, It signifies breaking the person's tiara and is a way of showing strong dislike, if made in the point down postiont on or above the other person's head, and the hands quickly pulled apart it signifies contempt and worthlessness of that person. If the hands are pulled apart slowly, it signifies that the other person is sooo incompetent that one could do with her what one wishes at one's own leisure.

If made in the proper position in front of one, the placed upon one's own head and a funny little dance is done, it is a way of calling the other perosn an egotistical little twit

If one makes the tiara on ones own head then raises it as high as feasible it is a way of telling the other person that she is trying to make her tiara stand above all others; a way of saying that she is too proud

If made in the proper position and place upon one's own head then slowly brought down, it signifies "I am sorry" or an acknowledgement of deafeat or the superiority of the other, as in removing one's own tiara.

Made in the proper position and put upon one's head then the handes are pulled apart and put over the eyes, it says "aren't you embarrassed?" or some other form of demeaning question.

If made in the point down position and put on the front of ones' own dress or skirt about 3 inches below the waist it is calling the person a trollop

If one turns 90 degress to the left and makes the tiara then the hands pulled apart then turns 90 degress to the the right and makes the tiara again it is saying "Tiaras at 12 paces" and is a challenge. Acceptance is shown by making a tiara even with one's chest,


Fairies have a life outside the world of tiaras. Here are some of the other things DOLL BABY or BABYDOLL: A trollpy girl. BABYDOLL is also he short rubber dress that is put on a trollopy girl to humiliate her or any girl who is to be humilated

RUBBER: The very smooth waterproof material made from the flowers or sap from the Rainflower tree and used for waterproof items or chastizement clothes

RAINFLOWER: Rubber or the tree from which it comes

(to) DARYLETTE[archaic but still used occasionally]: To use rubber on or dress in a way that rubber is put on the body of a person

LADY: Term of address to any fairy; a general title; a specific title with her occupation. The most important ones are

Names for Fairies of different ages