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Title: Glossary / common acronyms thread?
Post by: DementedMagpie on November 13, 2012, 09:08:06 AM
How about having a list of terms commonly used on this forum, either as a sticky topic or in the wiki?
Not technical terms you get in lampworking books or tutorials, or general internet-forum-speak; I'm talking more about the glass-related acronyms and abbreviations which are less obvious to us newbies.
For example: I have now figured out that, when someone here discusses "striking their DH", they're probably not talking about a domestic dispute, but it may take a bit of time to guess what they mean the first time...


Title: Re: Glossary / common acronyms thread?
Post by: marklaird on November 13, 2012, 10:35:02 AM
So, does DH actually mean Double Helix or Darling Husband?

But a superb idea.


Title: Re: Glossary / common acronyms thread?
Post by: Nicknack on November 13, 2012, 11:35:57 AM
So, does DH actually mean Double Helix or Darling Husband?

But a superb idea.

As far as I can see, it means either, depending on the context! :D

Nick


Title: Re: Glossary / common acronyms thread?
Post by: BeeBeads on November 13, 2012, 01:22:07 PM
If you look up DH on this site, you'll see that it can also mean something the complete opposite of Dear Husband!   ;D


http://www.gaarde.org/acronyms/


Title: Re: Glossary / common acronyms thread?
Post by: Nicknack on November 13, 2012, 01:36:46 PM
If you look up DH on this site, you'll see that it can also mean something the complete opposite of Dear Husband!   ;D


http://www.gaarde.org/acronyms/

That can also apply sometimes! :D :D :D  (luckily not very often in my case :))

Nick


Title: Re: Glossary / common acronyms thread?
Post by: BeeBeads on November 13, 2012, 02:23:54 PM
If you look up DH on this site, you'll see that it can also mean something the complete opposite of Dear Husband!   ;D


http://www.gaarde.org/acronyms/

That can also apply sometimes! :D :D :D  (luckily not very often in my case :))

Nick


Same here, thank goodness .... but he can sometimes be the Deaf Husband when it suits him!   :D




Title: Re: Glossary / common acronyms thread?
Post by: Pauline on November 13, 2012, 03:34:06 PM
the one which stumped me for ages was SIS  =  silvered ivory stringer
and of course PPP = practice practice practice


Title: Re: Glossary / common acronyms thread?
Post by: DementedMagpie on November 13, 2012, 04:07:07 PM
...SIS  =  silvered ivory stringer
and of course PPP = practice practice practice
Yeah, I'm more used to these referring to the MI6 and a kind of Oxford degree respectively.


Title: Re: Glossary / common acronyms thread?
Post by: Nicknack on November 13, 2012, 04:09:19 PM
BOC worried me at first - on here it means Beads of Courage, but to me it means British Orchid Council!

Nick


Title: Re: Glossary / common acronyms thread?
Post by: marklaird on November 13, 2012, 04:15:53 PM
BOC for me always meant British Oxygen Corporation as it was who I started work work in 1988.


Title: Re: Glossary / common acronyms thread?
Post by: Helen G on November 13, 2012, 05:18:19 PM
SIS stumped me for a while too, I make sure when I teach now that its one of the things I cover  ;)


Title: Re: Glossary / common acronyms thread?
Post by: BeeBeads on November 13, 2012, 05:47:04 PM

and of course PPP = practice practice practice


I remember chatting with Sarah Downton many years ago on the very day that I bought my first kit from Martin, and she was the first person to tell me that it took lots of PPP.  Never a truer word ...  :D