WOuld anyone like a glossary by archangel?

I have been compiling a little glossary as I am learning on this site. Below is just a teeny start. Do you think this would be useful on DIY PLanner as a page somewhere?

If you think so and the administrators (I am not sure who they are exactly and hate to guess wrong... someone tell me please? ) would like to upload it once it is done, it could be useful to newbies like me who read many posts but dont understand the jargon completely.

So, something like this: (Of course with definitions filled in)

If you think this is ok and have some words to add, please let me know. You can email me privately also.


Compiled by Archangel, Glossalalia Specialist (that’s a little joke, glossalalia means ‘speaking spontaneously in a language unknown even to the speaker. Perfect for a newbie, no? Ok, Speaking in tongues or tongue in cheek...ok. so, here we go.

Smurf/ smurfing
Electronic form
6 ring
10 ring
5-thousand ring
page offset
margin control
MS Word
N printing
cover stock
driver's license
Atomic bomb directions
Atomic DNA microscope given free with any order from Levengers
M (name of a circa-like unit, whose whole name slipped my mind just now)
circa circus
circa du soleil
circa so circa fee fi fo firka de burka, circa!

archangel, whose now had enough coffee to levitate
I am laughing. I hope you are too.
But am serious too, about a SERIOUS glossary

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I like it!

Great idea - if you ask me! So, one vote for YES!

Oh and "M" in your list stands for Myndology I believe!

nay nay

It's all in the name (game)

Circa, Circa, bo-birca
Banana-fana fo-firca

Let's not forget Circa-fication and Circa Maxima - the Ultimate Smurfinator
"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)


'nuff said.

"It's better to be a pirate than to join the Navy." -- Steve Jobs

serious post....

You have Oo, but it should be OOo, which is, I believe, the "official" abbreviation for OpenOffice.org (which is its official name). It's pedantic, I know, but some people are like that.... (no, not me!!! I _swear_!!!)



what is Smurf smurfing actually?

I am working on the glossary. What exactly is smurfing? Can you tell me in a couple sentences? Any suggestions for other words that y ou think would be useful too?

thank you all

YOU want complete sentences??? ;-)

Smurfing is the act of punching Rollabind/Circa smurfs/holes (not proper to use the noun form of a word in a definition, so we should probably use "hole" here) in a piece of paper. A smurf is either the mushroom-shaped hole, or the little scrap of paper that comes out when smurfed by the punch. Although, maybe the proper term for the whole would be a smurfed hole or smurf-shaped hole.

How's that sound? Improvements anybody?



smurf :
(n) mushroom shaped hole or piece of paper that came out of the hole
(v) punching mushroom shaped holes
... because smurfs live in mushroom shaped houses

BTW, this year, Smurfs celebrate their 50th anniversary -- Link
"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Further clarification

1)I think they are best referred to as notches, not holes - they aren't fully surrounded by paper.

2)Technically, the piece of paper that is punched out, regardless of shape is a chad. Our terminology here is most properly applied to the mushroom-shaped notch left behind.

Just my fussy $.02,

Curse you, Reese Witherspoon! It was a GUYS name first!
It's REESE, like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

[Edited] Um.....nevermind.


Um.....nevermind. I thought you were serious about your list, I didn't see the bottom part. I was starting to think you weren't a native English speaker because who doesn't know common words like analog, digital, etc.

yes, I am serious about making a glossary

but I also have a love of wordplay

After I wrote this post, I received am email from one of the administrators from DIY saying great idea and they could set me up if I wished, I wrote back and said yes. But, never heard from anyone again. They're probably busy and will get to me later maybe.

also, English is not my first language, Alceria (beautiful name by the way) it is true, and until very recently I didnt know what analog and digital really meant at the etymological level. So y ou are right!

with kindest regards,

What is your first language?

You write English very well!!


I'm wondering what is 5000 ring

Duc Ly

exaggeration ?

"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Split ring? Did I miss it?

Split ring? Did I miss it? Never knew there was such a thing until I got confused. Three rings at top and three rings on the bottom, or holes if you like. So the rest of your paper doesn't fit...

it would make it easier

I'm sure lots of newbies will appreciate it. It's a great idea

Don't forget...