What's a 'Sweet Tooth Fairy' then?



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An 'STFairy' is a Figure Of Speech that came to me a while ago. I shared the idea with others on a wonderful word website where, with huge merriment, some online friends shared their STF inventions with each other. ______________________________________________________________________

Lexicographer Erin McKean writes, in a newspaper article,

"Have you ever met a sweet tooth fairy? A sweet tooth fairy isn't an especially congenial version of the mythical childhood creature, nor is it an epithet for the actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who plays a kind of muscular lunk of a tooth fairy in a new movie. It's a combination of two two-word phrases that, when overlapped, make a certain cockeyed sense . . ." Read more ______________________________________________________________________

You can make one up by finding three words where the first and second words form a known expression, and the second and third words form a known expression, and all three words together make a credible expression.

Like sweet tooth and tooth fairy make sweet tooth fairy.

Here are a few of my current favourites

nervous breakdown truck
magnetic personality disorder
periodic table manners
emotional baggage carousel
poker face cream
unrequited love handles
parking spot remover
magic carpet bombing
pop-up ad nauseam
victory lap dance


And then . . . in flew some very special STFairy types . . .

. . . like the 'Perfect STFairies' which, of course, are ones where all three words together also form a known expression. Like mint chocolate chip.

Here is also the home of all of those enchanting examples of STFairy that can't quite follow the rules. These are known as 'False Teeth Fairies'. Hah!

Then along came the 'Dead End ST Fairies'. With them the first and third words are the same word. An example of this is run dry run, and so, of course, dry run dry. Every one of these brings along its alter ego.

Lots of fun can be had STFairying following the classic rules and seeing how far it can be stretched. Here's one - to spare tire iron maiden flight test paper currency future shock treatment. These are known as 'STFairies with Braces and Scaffolding'.

Then we get to the 'Bottom Of The Garden' where we keep all of those compositions using more than one STFairy. There's even one to be sung to the tune of 'My Favourite Things'!

Now picture this . . . STFairy illustrations

Huge enjoyment is now being had by taking an STFairy and creating an illustration. 'Illustration’ is used here in its widest sense. Hence sweet tooth fairies may not only be illustrated by using pictures and drawings but also any other media suitable for publishing on a website. Illustrations may also be made using photo, film, video, doodle, poem, cartoon, limerick, maybe even a sweet tooth fairytale. Spoken word and written word. Mime and body language. 2D representation of a 3D object. Music and sound. And more.

The STFuture . . .

Keep checking back as more and more illustrations are being added. Along with lots more of these off-the-wall fairies, loads more content and functionality. You'll be able to enjoy lots of other people's inventions, comment on them, add your very own, submit your own illustrations, get the T-shirt, and much more.

Meanwhile maybe have some fun on some of these pages and . . . . .

Believe in the STFairies!

STFairies go Global!
An amazing article appraising the STFairy figure of speech and the English language
Sweet Tooth Fairy List
List of all known STFairies
Perfect Sweet Tooth Fairies List
The Perfect Place for Perfect ST Fairies
False Teeth Fairies Are Kept Here
Here lie all those False Teeth Fairies
Dead End St Fairy List
And every one of them comes with an alter ego
With Braces And Scaffolding
See how far an STFairy can fly
STFairy Rings
Revolutionary! Still circling but landing soon. Watch this airspace. Hah!
Bottom Of The Garden
Using more than one STFairy
Illustrated Sweet Tooth Fairies
Bringing a whole new dimension to the improbable world of the STFairies
Send Illustration Of An STFairy
Go to this page to upload your illustration for publication on this site.
Submit A Sweet Tooth Fairy
Use the form here to send me your STFairies
Comment On An STFairy
Share your thoughts and opinions about any STFairy
Sweet Teaser Fairy
The STFairy challenges you to find this one
Shop The Fairy
Your favourite STFairy on a T-Shirt . . and more
Sponsor The Fairy
Sponsor an STFairy today and help to keep it flying
Search The Fairy
Easily search this site
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy of www.sweet-tooth-fairy.com
Terms Of Use
Terms Of Use of www.sweet-tooth-fairy.com
Contact Us
Get in touch with the STFairy
The STFairyzine Page
Subscribe here to The STFairyzine
STFoto Challenge
The STFairy would like you to photograph this one
The Sum Total Fairy Listings
List of every STFairy in alphabetical order
STFairy Web Sightings
Elsewhere on the web where STFairies have visited
SongTimeFairy
Write A Sweet Tooth Fairy Song
Start To Frolick
Socialise with the STFairies
Contribute to Sweet Tooth Fairies
Would you like to share your knowledge about sweet tooth fairies? Great, find out how you can submit your story or tip here.

It's virtually official!
May 10th is . . .

International
Sweet Tooth Fairy Day



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the sweet teaser fairy
Can you work it out?



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unwelcome guest list

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baseball diamond anniversary

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heart attack dog

brass monkey business

none of your business card

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shamrock my world

paper jam tomorrow

duty free radicals

periodic table manners

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bees knees up

mistaken identity crisis

running water bottle

sleeping policeman's lot

get lost opportunity

virgin birth control

spotty dog show

human being silly

atomic number cruncher

32-bit bus fare

washing machine gun

heavenly body search

pop-up ad nauseum

magic carpet bombing

parking spot remover

poetic justice department

poker face cream

emotional baggage carousel

49th parallel parking

back-handed compliments slips

drag queen bee

poverty line dancing

world class warfare

silent film critic

lonely heart transplant

unrequited love handles


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olympic torch song
pony expresso coffee
fond memory foam
olympic torch song
overlooking grave
olympic torch song
tv dinner gown