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Offline Technopat

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« on: August 03, 2007, 15:13 PM »
Greetings All,
This thread is part of an iberianatureforum Intelligent Design to perfect the English language as she is spoke and leads on from an earlier thread on this board.

Given the ever-changing nature of language and its importance to all living matter (whether it be in writing, colour, sign, speech or body language) - plus the fact that it's far too hot to do anything serious such as work - thought it might be interesting to add to our various wordlists one that reflects our own special jargoon here at iberianatureforum.

So, to set the ball rolling, I've invented (I hope!) the above term, jargoon, to refer to those words which the iberianatureforum community has adopted to refer to ideas and concepts we bandy about as we flit like butterflies from thread to thread, sipping from the sap and nectar our fellow (male and female) iberianatureforumers generously post.  :clapping:

And as credit should be given when due, the original user (hereinafter the coiner) should feature together with his/her own definition.

One day, when there is more substance, I suppose it'll all have to be put into alphab. order, but in the meantime, here goes ...

jargoon - iberianatureforum-specific terms

wrod – Simon’s term for wrongly-spelt word

lonk – Simon’s term derives from the verb to lonk, which means to actually follow up a link and look at the result, i.e. link + look = lonk. The noun phrase comes from the use of modal verbs, eg "That link looks interesting, I'll take a lonk at it." or, " I'll be with you, man, I'm just doing a lonk to the OED!"

flutterbutts – Sue’s term for butterflies that refused to be photographed

I'm sure there are many more that have cropped up over the months, but this heat is wreaking havoc with my thought processes and memory, so please feel free to add of your plenty and/or modify definitions with nuances (or even shades of meaning).

I’m outta here – it’s getting on for siesta time!
Regs.
Technopat
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2007, 18:09 PM »
For the benefit of future lexicographers, it might also be useful to iberianatureforumlink the first recorded use of the term in question. This will take time to back-date, but for newer jargoon shouldn't be too much of a hassle.

gold course – Simon's term for the environmentally and ecologically unsuitable golf course constructed or projected, for purely speculative reasons, in an area already [typically, but not necessarily] saturated with such amenities – by definition, an area to be converted into a nature reserve come the time

iberianatureforumlink – to elegantly embed an internal or external link within a text in such a way as to make it search-engine friendly without being too intrusive or distracting, e.g. “Anyone who is really interested in the latest news from the BBC can click here".

Our Great & Wise Administrators – refers to Nick and Clive, jointly or severally, who have the power to disconnect, temporarily or permanently, any iberianatureforumer who has been making a nuisance of him/herself

the powers-that-b. (always lower case) – loosely, either the vested interests (personal, political, financial, etc.) in the world outside the iberianatureforum, or, Our Great & Wise Administrators (see above)

‘Shroomey Squad – Simon's term for an informal group of iberianatureforumers – open to all iberianatureforumers on reaching full member status - acting as a steering group, task force and general cheerleaders on iberianatureforum projects, campaigns and initiatives
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2007, 10:22 AM »
Barget - Simon (don't you think this may be a little embarrassing for certain people TP?) 's term for badger.
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2007, 10:52 AM »
Variously for you-know-what

"misty island place, cold wet place to the north, that place that we're not supposed to mention, the place with the pies"
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2007, 11:01 AM »
Not forgetting;
 
land of grey or LOG.
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2007, 15:19 PM »
Greetings All,
Nice ones!
Lisa, there are those of us who are above such things and able to laugh at our own gaffes and bloopers, happy to further the cause of jargooning - whoops!
 
Had forgotten to include gooooogling (variable number of Os accepted, depending on how long you keep the key depressed).
Keep 'em coming, folks!
Technopat

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My ulterior motive, of course, is none other than raising the orthographic level, if not the tone, of this great iberianatureforum - for posterity. But don't let on - or people will be on the lookout for catching me out!
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2007, 20:10 PM »
nitpicky - Caesar's term for mental state of mere mortal iberianatureforumers when debating issues with the powers-that-b. at iberianatureforum, aka Our Great and Wise Administrators.
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2007, 20:19 PM »
Hola,

Whilst Caesar was being "nitpicky" he forgot to make sure he cleaned out his cookie and cache properly.....(I also know why it worked on both of his machines at the same time even though he only cleared one of them "properly")....I may divulge the information.. I may not.. It depends on the mood of this particular power that B

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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2007, 21:09 PM »
summernating - Roxanne's great term for animals (esp. snails ssp.  :roxysnail:) sleeping when they (apparently) shouldn't be.
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2007, 17:06 PM »
Darwinism - Religion adopted by some Iberianatureforummers akin to Quakerism in that it's not very formal and has no priest/vicar/imam.
Examples;
"Good Darwin!"
"My Darwin!"
"Darwin only knows."
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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2007, 15:18 PM »
Greetings All,
Just in passing, and before anyone scratches themselves from the forum, maybe it should be pointed out to newcomers here that Darwinism as an example of iberianatureforum jargoon is not strictly the same as the official dictionary term, but it is loosely related and directly inspired by it  :dancing:

It is not mandatory for iberianatureforumers to be true believers in Darwinism, and there are no initiation rites nor any need to openly profess one's beliefs. We do indeed welcome those of other faiths, just as we actively encourage the participation of golfers, hunters and even Barça or Real Madrid supporters. OK, maybe me he pasado de la raya (En. anyone?) there.

There is a also an underground movement afoot with a view to lobbying the powers-that-b. to grant the title of Wise Darwinian to those iberianatureforumers who stick it out long enough to posting their 1111th posting.

It's only a matter of time, of course, before the ringleaders get rounded up and shot, falsely accused of being responsible for the vole fiasco in Castilla-León, thus becoming iberianatureforum's first martyrs.

Regs.,
Technopat
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« Last Edit: August 22, 2007, 15:19 PM by Technopat »
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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2007, 17:46 PM »
hi TP and everyone
and there was me looking forward to the initiation ceremony
Dancing naked at midnight round a Giant tortoise on the Galapagos.
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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2007, 11:49 AM »
Greetings Dave and All,
So who needs an excuse for dancing naked at midnight  :dancing:?

Just came across the following:
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waves of mirgantion, we see this very clearly here in the Pre-Pyrenees


possibly defined as birds crossing the Peninsula in either direction earlier than expected?

See original iberianatureforumer quote at: http://www.iberianatureforum.com/index.php/topic,633.msg4929.html#msg4929

If we ever get to vote on the year's best iberianatureforum jargoon, that one will def. be my nomination!
Regs.,
Technopat
« Last Edit: October 10, 2007, 13:15 PM by Technopat »
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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2007, 13:20 PM »
Greetings All,
Nick's great wolving (Sp. lobear) is not to be confused with the En. verb wolf, as in down (Sp. anyone?).

On the other hand, the DRAE gives us:
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2.  intr. p. us. Andar, a la manera de los lobos, al acecho y persecución de alguna presa.
Real Academia Española © Todos los derechos reservados

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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2007, 06:44 AM »
Hi TP,

I like lobear! I often think that the Eng. to lope should have come from the Cat. LLop = wolf, but sadly I don't supose it does!

Simon

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« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2007, 17:25 PM »
Greetings All,
Continuing this great thread devoted to jargoon, expressions, bloopers and, why not, glitches, came across this great one from Jill:
mantise - what male mantises aka studs may do to/with the females of the sp., as opposed to what the female mantises do do to/with the males of the sp. ...

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Technopat

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will kindly refrain from making puns with man - mantis
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« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2007, 09:05 AM »
I presume that what female mantises do is de-mantise !!
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« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2007, 12:48 PM »
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waves of mirgantion, we see this very clearly here in the Pre-Pyrenees


(The) Waves of Mirgantion.
Asimov? Herbert?

Sequel?

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« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2007, 12:55 PM »
You know, to mirgant.
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« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2007, 13:20 PM »
Greetings All,
We Full 'Shroomies are prescient  :technodevil: :
http://www.iberianatureforum.com/index.php/topic,588.msg4934.html#msg4934

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