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Term of art #133584
10/01/04 05:01 PM
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Father Steve used this expression in the Hands Up/Down forum just a day after Faldage used it at home IRL, then explaining it, because I'd never heard it before. Synchronicity? I think SO!

Am I the only one of us who didn't know the expression? Can y'all supply me with some more examples of terms of art?


Re: Term of art #133585
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You're not alone, AnnaS; I had to Google it becuse I couldn't tell from context. Came up with this link from The Mavens' Word of the Day http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=20011026 Cleared it up for me.


Re: Term of art #133586
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thanks, nancy. for a while there it was all chiascuritic on me...


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Re: Term of art #133587
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I do miss The Mavens, and their progenitor, Jesse.


Re: Term of art #133588
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Oops. The truth is finally out. Faldage and I are separate lobes of the same brain. Just as the right brain differs from the left, so we differ on issues like prescriptivity and descriptivity, but we occasionally lapse and use the same word or phrase in such a way that it alerts the really careful reader that we are the same person, at least at the level of the Medula Oblongata.




Re: Term of art #133589
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The lobed ones aside, we discussed terms of art the first year I began posting here, AnnaS. I think I may have been the one looking for such a term, and one of the old dogs here provided it. I've been using it ever since--always watching carefully the face of the person to whom I am casually dropping the term to see whether he's showing any understanding. It is a very useful term in conversation, though I wonder seriously whether people at large understand it.


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The problem is it doesn't sound like it should mean what it does mean. I would think that normal folks would think that a term of art would be something like gesso, gouache, or egg tempera.


Re: Term of art #133591
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>doesn't sound like it should mean what it does mean

we could use a term for terms like this; something such as 'begging terms'. : )


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we are the same person

Hmmm, Fr. Steve... there's more to this than meets the eye. Faldage strongly resembles the Archbishop of Canterbury.


Re: Term of art #133593
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Faldage strongly resembles the Archbishop of Canterbury.

More's the pity.




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