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12-31-2011 08:13 PM

I certainly do not intend to imply I am superior, but I own the book, “The Superior Person’s Third Book of Well-Bred Words”, by Peter Bowler. I like learning about unusual words.

I discovered the word “fabrilla” and thought that a woodworker should know this word. It is “a collective term for all the various types of tools used by a craftsman”.

One might say, as an example, “I don’t even want to know how much my woodworking fabrilia costed me.”

I’d be curious if this word is used in another language or if there is a similar word in another language with the same meaning.

Can any one honestly say they knew this word before today?

Another word thought – - Most of us are probably familiar with the latin term “Carpe Diem” (seize the day). Now that I am older I prefer “Carpe Dormio” (seize the nap).

Now you can impress your friends.

Happy New Year to all.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.


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#1 posted 12-31-2011 08:15 PM

From now on I’m going to tell my wife I am heading out to the Frabillian Paradise when she asks…

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#2 posted 01-01-2012 12:37 AM

Carpe Dormio – sounds like a good idea. (I could use one…)

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#3 posted 01-01-2012 01:14 AM

If “devolve” really meant “de-evolve”, would there be an opposing camp supporting Intelligent Destruction?

Are we not men? We are DEVO!

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#4 posted 01-01-2012 01:46 AM

While I appreciate and respect cr1’s opinion, I am not in the mood for a serious discussion about word usage. I’m trying to avoid any logomachy.

Hey – it’s New Year’s eve.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 01-01-2012 03:59 AM

Well! I searched every dictionary I could find and no “fabrilla”.

BUT! The third item on GOOGLE was THIS POST. ...LOL… Or maybe it’s nothing to laugh about??

Oh, Wait. It’s the Actual Search Engine on LJ’s so I guess it’s to be expected.

YEP! It Is Rich!!

CHEERS: Rick

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#6 posted 01-19-2012 04:00 PM

Rich,
I believe the word “fabrilia” is Latin, originally.
Respectfully,
ddwwb

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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#7 posted 01-19-2012 04:18 PM

ddwwb – I’m quite certain that fabilla is of Latin origin. I would expect some variation of the word to appear in one or more of the languages that are derivatives of Latin, but I have yet to see that.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#8 posted 01-19-2012 04:18 PM

I’m not so great with words. I try to explain to my kids that this is why I cuss so much, because my vocabulary isn’t good enough to always express myself properly.

Also, these days, some of the foreign languages confuse me when they’re thrown into American culture.

I came to the house the other day to see a box out by the garbage with the words, horno tostador. I seen from the picture that it was a toaster. In my mind, I was trying to figure out what a horny toaster was. Then I realized it was English on one side and another language on the other.

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#9 posted 01-19-2012 04:44 PM

William, sometimes cussing is the only way to express yourself properly, damnit!

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#10 posted 01-19-2012 05:10 PM

Rich said “I discovered the word “fabrilla” and thought that a woodworker should know this word. It is “a collective term for all the various types of tools used by a craftsman”.

One might say, as an example, “I don’t even want to know how much my woodworking fabrilia costed me.”

I’d be curious if this word is used in another language or if there is a similar word in another language with the same meaning.”

Of course there is Rich, and it is right here in the English language….the word is “crap”, as in I have too much CRAP in my shop to get anything done right now. Why did I buy all this CRAP? I don’t need any more CRAP in my shop. I’m sure you get the idea.

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#11 posted 01-19-2012 05:17 PM

Or – - -
How about
“tools”?
“Stuff”
“Things”
Etc, etc.

Much more polite, don’t you agree?
<lol>

ddwwb

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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#12 posted 01-19-2012 05:47 PM

Well! I searched every dictionary I could find and no “fabrilla”.

Me too.
It is in my “The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles” – 2 volume set, but spelt with a single “l”...

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#13 posted 01-19-2012 09:09 PM

GODZILLA attacked the FLOATILLA,

As we watched and drank SASPIRILLA,

The weather was fine ,so we sat down to dine

On SCENTILLA of roasted FABRILLA

......................................................... ~ Ezra Poundcake


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#14 posted 01-19-2012 11:52 PM

darinS says another word is “crap” which is from the english language, but I would hope that most if not all true craftsman would only have high quality tools.
Yes, the tools don’t make a better woodworker but don’t true craftsman own high precision tools like Lie Nielsen hand planes, festool power tools, and powermatic woodworking machines.
A true craftsman would see the differences in the quality of tools offered and not buy “crap”.

Here is my question, would a true craftsman buy Craftsman tools (from sears)? lol

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#15 posted 01-20-2012 12:22 AM

I am a child of the six-tee’s and was part of that great experiment called Phonics and I can’t spell worth a hill of beans.In fact I have found that most of the guys I graduated with cant spell either. On the bumper of my car I have a bumper sticker that reads Fonicks !@#$ me up.Now I am not blaming the entire education system but at some point you just got to stop whats not working and go back to basics like JUST MEMORIZE THE DAM WORD.But with a little spell check and some leeway on my sentence structure from my fellow Lumber Jocks and I just might have an idea or something to contribute to this great thing we call wood working.My word is Antidisestablishmentarianism.Did I spell that right? Oh yeah the meaning? USE THE WORD IN A SENTENCE…..... I wrote this post with a hint of Antidisestablishmentarianism. God I love cut and paste!

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