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How bout a glossary?

Discussion in 'Website Support & Feedback' started by mrbreeze, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    Of orchid-related botanical terminology. It would be very nice to not have to leave the site if one wanted to look up one of the terms that the smart people use to describe their plants. And it would help the dumb people (like me) if it could be placed as a sticky thread at the top of one of the categories, maybe culture. It would help to learn these terms if we could look them up easily and quickly when we run across them in a post. All too often I'll read a term and want to look it up but i forget by the time 30 seconds go by. :(

    Terms like:
    Acaulescent
    Acicular
    Lingulate
    Glabrous
    Holosericeous
    Imbricate
    Niveous
    Plicate
    Rugose
    etc. etc.

    thanks for your consideration.
     
  2. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Interesting concept. I'll see what we can do...
     
  3. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    Add nervule to the list.
     
  4. Tracey

    Tracey Interloper

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    Isn't 'nervule' that thing Dale takes medicine for?
     
  5. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    No.
     
  6. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    Southerners. What can you do with 'em? I mean.... really. They sent people down there 'cause they were bad. Some things change, some things don't. :bang:
     
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    Tracey Interloper

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    I'm ok....I'm in one of the northern states
     
  8. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    Good grief. Help me out here, Tracey. Isn't Australia in the Southern Hemisphere?

    Floozo, you forgot to include 'conduplicate'; the second wife of a married felon.
     
  9. Tracey

    Tracey Interloper

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    Jeeze talk about picky...
     
  10. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    The list I posted was merely a few examples of the types of words I would hope could be in the mythical glossary. I would certainly not expect it to be comprehensive. And clearly, such a list, compared to the one I posted, would have to be much more sesquipedalian.
     
  11. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    Alright. Tell the truth, now. Have you ever used the word 'sesquipedalian' in polite conversation? I think I saw that at a local restaurant a while back, though. "Jumbo Sesquipedalians - $10.95 + coleslaw."

    I suggest the word 'hair' be included in the incipient glossary. As it pertains to plants, of course.
     
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    Alexis New Member

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    Dale said "hair." *snicker*
     
  13. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    As a matter of fact, I *have* used sesquipedalian in conversation. As I recall it started out polite but when I was slandered for using Angraecoidal terminology...the fur began to fly. Rubes...

    Much like the chicken/egg controvercy, most will not realize that the word preceded the Ang. I encourage others to incorporate the word into your daily vernacular. You won't be sorry.
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    Another suggestion.

    Little windows.
     
  15. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    based on mary jane's suggestion, little drapes for the little windows
     
  16. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    So I suspect you all deserve an update on the progress of this request. Forrest and I are trying to figure out how to integrate a dictionary into threads that use specific terminology. It's easier said than done. I've contacted software developers for this platform, and we're waiting for a reply. Also, creating the actual dictionary is proving somewhat difficult. Ultimately, we haven't forgotten about it, we just want to make sure we do it right.
     
  17. harrywitmore

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    I think having a function to parse each thread as it was being posted and linking any word found in the glossary would be pretty easy to do. But it may make things run a bit slow. I have done similar parsing out urls and creating links to them. Browser add-ons do it all the time. Maybe we need an Orchid terminology add-ons for our browsers. Hummmm, maybe there is one.