"silly" is a word I use a lot. it’s one of my favourite English words, one I miss when speaking other languages. it's a thing I like being, it's a thing I like seeing, and it's a way to describe this thing that is not ableist or based on white pseudoscience like "intelligence".

even historically, unlike most related terms, it's not a slur against disabled or neurodiv people. it comes from 'happy, blissful; kind, good'. Proto-Germanic *sēliz. (ugla I know you’re reading this, it’s sæll/säll).

it is cousin to 'console' and 'solace'.

it is the name of the Seelie.

@elilla sæl(l) is one of the most common Icelandic greetings and I wasn't particularly fond of it but this makes it much better :D

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@elilla (my only problem with it is that it's an adjective so an ugla is sæl, while an úlfur is sæll, and a ljón is sælt, so you can imagine the kind of trouble it can cause.)

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