Glossary: What are the terms every new houzzer should know

Luke BuckleMarch 27, 2014
Every community develops their own language. List what you think are the essential terms any houzzer should become familiar with - and their meaning.
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Moxiemom
I want to know what bump means
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Brandi Nash Hicks
Moxie mom ...bump is what you type in the comments when you want to reactivate a post that no one has commented on ,it will put it in the active column
1 Like    Bookmark   August 17, 2014 at 8:21PM
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Moxiemom
Ah, well thank you, Brandi!
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misshayley
I think midcentury is a pretty useful style to understand - because so many rooms and styles on Houzz seem to use it. Same goes for craftsman (which in Australia is more likely called country).
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chookchook2
I have been trying to teach Aussie to Americans. ;) many know about drop bears now.
    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 3:54AM
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Moxiemom
Chookchook2, I don't! Please tell! Ps. We spent two weeks in Australia. Loved it! I love the American west and the outback is so like it. But less crowded. ;)
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chookchook2
Hi, Moxie, I'm so glad the drop bears didn't get you. Hope you'll visit on HouzzAu often.
    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 8:09PM
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ashilleong
http://australianmuseum.net.au/drop-bear article from the Australian Museaum - it seems a bit out of date as the map doesn't show the drop bear colonies discovered in WA (there were rumours if sighting in Pemberton for YEARS before one was finally tagged)
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carthiefintexas
I want to know what some of the 600 terms Aussie Houzz had to "convert" for their launch. No offence to our US & UK friends, but sometimes I think we Aussies are better at knowing what people are talking about, even if they are using different terminology.
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chookchook2
Huh?
    Bookmark   August 28, 2014 at 6:47PM
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mldesign0401
I may be on a different page here, but it would be helpful to have translations of terminology particulary when we use slang. Us and Oz may know
What soffits are in the trade, but to everyday ppl we call them eaves.
Siding is what we know as cladding etc.
As far as interiors go builders finishes are different wherever you go.
Architraves and skirting are not the same, although you could use either for both purposes like architrave frame windows and doors whereas skirting boards go around a rooms perimeter at floor level, you can use skirting for architrave to get a different profile. Cornice in Oz is generally plaster concealing the transition from wall to roof, and has different profiles available, in Australia its a standard ing, in US crown moulding is like cornice, although it's not in every home, they often use it in cabinetry instead.
Hope this helps someone.
ML Design
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