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Author Topic: Glossary / common acronyms thread?  (Read 9949 times)
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DementedMagpie
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« on: November 13, 2012, 08:08:06 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...
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 09:35:02 AM »

So, does DH actually mean Double Helix or Darling Husband?

But a superb idea.
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2012, 10:35:57 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! Cheesy

Nick
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2012, 12:22:07 PM »

If you look up DH on this site, you'll see that it can also mean something the complete opposite of Dear Husband!   Grin


http://www.gaarde.org/acronyms/
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2012, 12:36:46 PM »

If you look up DH on this site, you'll see that it can also mean something the complete opposite of Dear Husband!   Grin


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

That can also apply sometimes! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy  (luckily not very often in my case Smiley)

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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2012, 02:34:06 PM »

the one which stumped me for ages was SIS  =  silvered ivory stringer
and of course PPP = practice practice practice
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2012, 03:07:07 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.
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2012, 03:09:19 PM »

BOC worried me at first - on here it means Beads of Courage, but to me it means British Orchid Council!

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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2012, 03:15:53 PM »

BOC for me always meant British Oxygen Corporation as it was who I started work work in 1988.
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2012, 04:18:19 PM »

SIS stumped me for a while too, I make sure when I teach now that its one of the things I cover  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2012, 04:47:04 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 ...  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2020, 06:51:17 AM »

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and of course PPP = practice practice practice
I translate pPp a little different: practice, patience, practice.
The "patience" means not to practice without looking what you do.

If you want to become perfect you have to practice, but you have to practice PERFECTION.
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