However, as time eased on and needs for toys and candy gradually increased, I began to welcome the trading of lost teeth for cold, hard cash. Cbat so a period of uninhibited, amicable trade with the tooth fairy continued until my seventh year, when I began once more to grow suspicious of the bedside barter.
Although I lacked the mathematical abilities to prove so, I figured that the tooth fairy had 31 hours to travel across the globe and pick up teeth at every home necessary, a physical improbability. However, as youth is impressionable, specifically to the influences of an older brother, I was easily convinced that the tooth fairy traveled in a state of the art spaceship, similar in de to the USS Enterprise.
Regardless, the technology for dealing with biological waste and traveling at times the speed of sound would certainly not be inexpensive, and so I figured that the tooth fairy was running her swindle at a considerable profit. Although I was unable to discover how she derived profit from the teeth, my ideas included jewelry, mineral extraction, or black market trade. I grew to resent her monopoly and informed my parents of her sinister acts.
They seemed dispassionate.
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Not one to be swindled, I began to construct a plan, a plan to regain an equal playing field with this chzt and to partially recover my losses to her. The plan chay first a missing tooth, and more importantly, a trusting emissary to the fairy, a post I deduced my parents filled through the following simple experiment: After I finally extracted an unstable bicuspid, I made sure to deposit the tightly wrapped tooth under my pillow.
Then I carefully told my mother that I had lost a tooth without her visual confirmation of that fact. I returned to my bedroom and slept, waking the next morning to find two crisp bills neatly tucked underneath my pillow. The fairy could only have gooth of the loss by magic being the parsimonious seven-year-old that I was, I refuted this suggestion or by using my parents as informants. I was correct; somehow the fairy had turned my parents against me.
Second, if it were censorship, I'd have deleted the phrase "fictional character.
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Spoils get spoiler warnings. I took out the phrase 'deciduous dentition ' because its stupid. No one knows what that means, and it should be readable for the layman. Besides, what do you accomplish by putting the warning before the entire text? The innocent reader who believes in the tooth fairy won't understand what's going to be revealed before it's all too late.
I agree wholeheartedly on replacing 'deciduous dentition' with 'when it falls out of the child's mouth', though.
Muahahaha Mythology is fine, given the contemporary academic usage of the word, but fictional is seriously POV. I agree.
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Keep the spoiler warning. Encyclopaedias are meant to give people information they don't know - it's almost as bad as putting a spoiler warning on every other article in case the person reading it might not know about the subject, which in effect kinda defeats the purpose. I think it should be removed. This is an encyclopedia article Basho5 September UTC I think that you should keep the spoiler warning because when I read that the tooth fairy wasn't real, I was devestated.
I don't want that to happen to someone else. There's plenty more here to open kids' eyes than just the revelation of the truth about the tooth fairy. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk. No further edits should be made to this section. The result of the debate was Not moved. Tooth Fairy is the name of the fictional being and thus it should be capitalized.
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Similarly to how Easter Bunny is capitalized, Tooth Fairy should be capitalized also in its title. Meriam Webster uses lower case, as does the article linked. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk. Protection request I Have reverted vandalism on this 2 times in the past day and a half and it has been reverted by others as well.
These are not "prominent examples of folklore" Puley is a minor cartoon reference on Nickelodeon. Ohnoitsjamie, is reverting everything I do without even reading it. There is no protection. The next sentence is "The Tooth Fairy calls upon the European folklore" which makes it clear that the character is fictional. There is no censorship request. The "Tradition" section also starts out "The Tooth Fairy is an example of folklore mythology" which links to mythology. Obviously fiction. I will make the change to traditional.
I will also take out the fictional Great Pumpkin and replace with something else. Steve Dufour26 May UTC parents should this article really mention that your parents are the tooth fairy see information about putting the tooth in a glass of water? The myth wouldn't be sustained without parent's active encouragement.
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Alpha Ralpha Boulevard talk15 August UTC Copyedits There were a of places where the language was tightened without affecting meaning. The claim that Peanuts was pivotal to the modern image of a tooth fairy, or that it was the first wigh use in a comic is original research. And it doesn't "ring true" didn't Little Nemo include a tooth fairy, for example? Also, the comment wasn't tootn in an article that includes other international versions that were probably untouched by Peanuts.
Since many editors have come up with references, it would be useful if someone used them to quote to round out an important aspect of the whole thing: the tooth fairy's purpose. I can come up with a couple directions: Distract children from a scary situation? Conform to peer pressure? Support 's view fair the relationship of trial and reward?? Also, when I went back to the article to consider the Falry comment above by Noahwoo, I removed a considerable amount of language claiming some book, comic strip, or academic theory is "first", "most commonly accepted", "responsible for the modern image" etc.
This language is original research, strongly contrary to Wiki policy, as a quick glance at WP:OR will confirm for those who are interested. Moreover, it's apparent that the tooth fairy myth is practiced in many cultures, and possibly for hundreds of years, so statements about origins and influences need to take an international viewpoint. Henryrothschild talk24 August UTC I remember hearing some variation on this, occasionally. But a It's not wihh, b footh not an central part of the myth, and therefore c doesn't belong in the introduction, and d isn't written in an encyclopedic style.
I removed it. The editor might want to find a source, and re-add encyclopedic material later in the article.
Alpha Ralpha Boulevard talk7 November UTC I don't know what this means This combination of ancient international traditions has evolved into one that is distinct Anglo-Saxon and Latin American cultures among others. I thought I understood this sentence until "distinct". I don't think it parses after that. I would boldly correct this if I had any clue what it meant. Therefore, I will be bold and remove the entire sentence until someone is able to make sense of it.
The math doesn't add up, and the cited article does not mention the date of closure. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows. The result of this discussion was to merge. Alanl talk6 September UTC A duplicate of this Tooth fairy article called Traditions and customs regarding deciduous teeth was misguidedly created by User:Marcosm13 on 12 January with iwth stated purpose, "Transistioning the Tooth Fairy article to a more suitible, global namespace".
This has merely resulted in two articles with near-identical content — apparently a copy-paste job with some minor, divergent edits occuring to both articles in the few months since. They both address the same topic and should be merged, and proper citations applied as well: the article is in poor shape. Suggestion: new article title Since this article is much more broad than the "Tooth Fairy," I suggest it be renamed to something like "Traditions and customs regarding deciduous teeth" with a redirect from "Tooth Tloth.
This isn't about a tooth fairy, but rather "Traditions and customs regarding deciduous teeth.
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The article would be better if it were re-written as an article about the tooth fairy with a sub-article about the traditions. It will need to wait for bulking up however, that's how articles grow, it all goes in here first, until there is enough to separate off. The American Dental Association does NOT produce a monthly periodical entitled "Ortho" and the whole section does not even cite a source. It is not supported by the reference given.
The ref is a good ref however, and I've used it in preference over two others, and the wording was better, so I've incorporated that as well. I've left those refs as comments as a courtesy to anyone who wants to check that it was 'newspapers' pluraland to tidy up the paragraph. Although it's not required, it's just an idea some editors follow. Penyulap talk8 October UTC Even though this book was written primarily wuth children, as a folklorist I found it most enjoyable and discovered so many fascinating traditions that are not woth in any folklore archives.
Here every single continent is represented and we learn how children of different nationalities dispose of their lost milk tooth.
Of course, it is only to be expected that a few obscure examples have not been included. For instance, there is no reference to the old Cornish custom by which "children's first teeth are burnt to prevent dog's teeth or 'snaggles' - irregular teeth coming in their stead" M. Courtney "Folklore and Legends of Cornwall",rep. Moreover, there is no mention of the Maltese custom of burying the tooth in a flower pot so that the new tooth like the plant in the pot will emerge Pullicino, J.
Press,rep. Wkth there are so many fascinating examples, most of which were unknown to me. I was pleasantly surprised to see the Greek custom of throwing the milk tooth onto the roof a custom I was interested to learn is also cchat in Korea and Taiwan. Infact, in Greece the throwing of the tooth onto the roof is accompanied by the reciting of a little rhyme fhat can be loosely translated as follows: 'Take sow my tooth and give me an iron one so that I can chew rusks'.
In some regions of Greece, it is a mouse not a sow which is invoked. Therefore I was interested to see faiy the mouse also features in several parallel traditions throughout the world.
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For instance, we learn that Spanish children believe that the mouse Ratoncito Perez will substitute the tooth under the pillow for money or sweets candies as will his French counterpart La Petite Souris. Some peoples wrap their teeth in various materials for different reasons. Children of other nations bury tooh teeth e. Filipino children to make a wish.
Yet in Turkey it is parents, not children who bury the tooth. Chst and Vietnames children dispose of their teeth in different ways, depending on whether it is an upper or lower tooth. The custom of Tajikistan reminded me of Greek mythology since the 'sown' teeth 'grow up to be warriors'. Thank you for all toith money you left on my dresser, love on of your very best friends, Korntney, M. Does the article for example cover children's reactions to the tooth fairy's gifts?
Seriously considering other editors ideas is important, and in this article it is especially important to put effort into it, as some editors may have difficulty editing by themselves. The article and the project would be best served when the article is a pleasure to read and informative for all editors of all ages. Finding common ground, a style of article that everyone likes, is not impossible.
Keeping bad writing and mistakes in the article down to a level where people can't be bothered vandalising is even easier. Adding sufficient material so that people don't feel a great need to add more is even easier still. Penyulap talk8 October UTC This talk is for discussing improvements to the article, not for general discussion of the topic or attempts to contact fictional characters. So who do you think edits it? The wiki fairy?
Fix it! Instead, my family taught me about the soother fairy. It is very similar to the tooth fairy in many aspects. When is old enough to give up sucking a soother, the child must try to find every soother in the house and put them in a container. The child is supposed to leave the container of soothers in their bedroom so the soother fairy can take them and give the soothers to babies all over the world in reality, the parents throw them out.
A typical soother fairy gift is a dollar for every soother the child gives up. I don't know if this is a common variant but I plan to teach it to my children when they're old enough.