Hello, my beautiful vegan marshmallows!
I see I haven’t posted anything in months, which, in fairy time means ages! So let’s cut to the chase and get down with the nitty gritty.
Today, we’re going to discuss the differences between “faze” and “phase”, because frankly, it can be quite the brain teaser.
When to use Phase:
Phase is a noun that refers to the stages in the development of something:
“The construction of the medieval castle in the middle of the silver forest is in its initial phase.”
When you read that, you know that construction has only started.
That said, phasing can also be used as a verb:
Phasing in: To bring, build, introduce, implement, or incorporate something gradually:
“Her Royal Highness, Princess Andromeda of the Bluest Galaxies, will be phasing in the use of fairy lights. At first, they will only be used as Christmas tree decorations. Then, she’ll issue a decree that fairy lights be installed to illuminate the smallest of rural villages. Finally, they shall be required as a way to light up gardens all over the kingdom.”
Phasing out: To take down, reduce, eliminate, or discontinue something gradually:
“Enchanted little munchkins and delusional unlearned trolls of Never Everland have cast a spell to phase out intelligence out of Congress.”
When to use Faze:
Faze is a verb. It means to disrupt or disturb. For example:
“Citizens of the world are so used to that loveless buffoon at the White House doing moronic things, that nothing fazes them anymore. He is the Emperor with his new, ill-fitting clothes.”
As you can see, my little darlings, although they sound the same, fazing and phasing are as different as chocolate and Vegemite (or Marmite, if you’re a Brit).
That is all for today’s lesson. May you all have a magical day (or night) wherever in the universe you are.
The Fairy Godwriter