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Slang/Shorthand "Orchid Speak" -- or "What on Earth does this term mean?"

This is a discussion on Slang/Shorthand "Orchid Speak" -- or "What on Earth does this term mean?" within the General Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Originally Posted by PaphMadMan And I'll definitely let you figure out warczewiczii for yourselves. I ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaphMadMan View Post
    And I'll definitely let you figure out warczewiczii for yourselves.
    I treat words like "warczewiczii" like mumbled song lyrics. My brain has no idea what it's hearing or seeing, so it just makes up something that it thinks makes sense. For me, when I see "warczewiczii," I think "warz-WICK-ee," which I'm sure is WAAAAAY wrong, but my brain has to think something or my mind would just short-circuit and a blue-screen error message would flash on my forehead.

    DOES... NOT.... COMPUTE....

    So, just out of curiosity, what does YOUR brain say when you see a bottle of "Worchestershire sauce?" (Totally off-topic, I know... you don't have to actually answer that... but it's definitely a name that trips up the vast majority of the populace).

    I think stonei should just be called stony-eye. It conjures up a great mental image of a guy who has a creepy stare and tends to gaze off into the distance too much. (Imagery is always good when you're trying to remember a word, I hear.)
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    I think Za Za Gabore said it correctly - Ha Va EE

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrchidAddict View Post
    ...So, just out of curiosity, what does YOUR brain say when you see a bottle of "Worchestershire sauce?" (Totally off-topic, I know... you don't have to actually answer that... but it's definitely a name that trips up the vast majority of the populace). ...
    I know this is a bit old, but that IS one I have an answer for! I think "Wooster Sauce" because my college roommate (back in the dark ages I think!) was from Canada and had traveled widely as an "army brat" and she set me straight. It's so much easier to say too.

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    I posted a picture of a phal and someone remarked that they liked the, "picotee". I asked them to tell me what the word meant but they never responded. Does anyone know what the word means? It's not in the table. Thanks, T

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    A picotee is a flower with a narrow band of contrasting color around the outer edges, or just that color pattern in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaphMadMan View Post
    A picotee is a flower with a narrow band of contrasting color around the outer edges, or just that color pattern in general.

    You might think of it as edging, border, or "trim".

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    I didn't notice 'noname' (no NAH may) on the list, here in HI that is the same as a NoID.

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