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Pele
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Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

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Posted:At a concert I went to a few weeks back I had the opportunity to speak with a linguist. When we discussed what I do, and I said I use Staves, I was complimented for my use of language.

And this is why...

What people have been calling staff's and trying to agree on are properly termed Staves and what you use them for is staffing, or staff spinning.
In the technical sense, when we say we short or long staff, that would be more in reference to time length rather than actual tool used.

I found this fascinating, and it made me feel really good...cause I have taken flack for using the term stave in the past!

Just wanted to share!


Pele
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NYC


NYC

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Posted:This is why I just use pois.



Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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[Nx?]
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[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
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Posted:Stick

This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

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simian


simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
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Posted:Joystick. Then you're a joystick waggler.

Pole. Then you're a poledancer.


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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Astar


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Posted:He sounds like a very cunning man to me.

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simian


simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
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Posted:that took me far far too long to work out

i reckon the most accurate term for the discipline we call staff is cylinder rotation and manipulation.

I just really don't like the word stave. The hard 'A' is just a bit nasty. Sounds like someone with a nasal accent trying to say Steve.


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:quote:Originally posted by Simian:
Sounds like someone with a nasal accent trying to say Steve. That is funny...and true.

That was good Astar.


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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