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Hi all,

I'm developing some lessons for ESL / EFL learners and teachers in SL and I want to start with the basics and make it relevant to SL, so I've started writing an a to z of second life and would appreciate any input (preferably clean).   Not just about features in SL, but what you can do and what you find in SL too.  

BTW - I am British, so the spelling might be a bit odd to some of my cousins.  :-)


Here's what I have so far:-


A - avatar / animation - animate / appearance / accessories - accessorize / album / away / abuse / album / admin / advanced / arrive / application / appear / addiction / ask / adults / action / activities / adventure / animals / arrow / angel / angle / accident / arms / art / ants / antelopes / ankle / ash tree / archery

B - browser / beginners / bumps / bake / batch / buy / bugs / borders / body / ban / boxes / bags / buildings - build / busy / break / back - backwards / blocked / balls /  bricks / bombs / boobs / brewery / black  / blue / bank / barn / beaches / bars / basket / butterfly / bees / bears / boogie / books / bow - bow / bite / beech tree / boat / beauty - 
beautiful 

C - conversations / communicate / chat / call - calling cards / category / cash - cache / content / copy - copyright / current / co-ordinates / compress / collision / compile / crash / character / clear / clothing / consoles / camera / create - creation - creator / children / classes / couples / cuddles / canvas / camping / clapping / cats / coffee / calves calf (animal and on ava)/ chill / cherry tree / cigarettes / cigars / colours / chalk / countries 

D - default / dashboard / display / disconnect / destination / discover / drop / develop - development / design - designer / disable / driver / debug / delete / dump / download / down / dawn / district / direction / dance / dress - dresses - dress up / drinks - drinking /  dollars / dark / dissapear / delay / dogs / dracula / drive / die / dive / desk / doors / defend

E - events / edit - editor / environment / emotion - emoting / exception / errors / erase / enable / exit / estate / exercise / eggs / elephant / eating / embracing / excitement / elbow / elm tree / ears

F - flying / favourites / force (error) / focus / find - found / fingers / falling / flapping / furries / friends - friendship / fish - fishing / fan / flowers / fruit / fox / frightening / frames / farting / fir tree / food / fame / fair / face / free - freebies

G - grab / games - gamers / graphics / ghosting / groups / guide / gambling / get / grow / grief / greet / giraffe / garage / glass / gimp / grope / goose - geese / graphs / gold

H - home / http / history / hints / hack - hacker / help - helper / highlight / hair - hare / hall / happiness / heart / hate / hit / hazel tree / harass / hell / hunt

I - inventory / islands / inventions / items / images / input / iris / iguana (still looking) / illness / ivy / imagination / improvements 

J - jump / jar / jewellery / joke / jelly / jaw 

K - keep / key / koala / knife - knives / kiss / knock / kill

L - life / land / laugh / level / lost - lose / like / limit / look / leave / lag / Lindens / lock - locked / lift / lines / link / library / left / lights / loop / landmark / location / languages / lake / lips / low / leap / llama (still looking / lamb / lick / love - lover / larch tree (still looking) / locket / lamp

M - menu / map / media / men - male (mail) / move - movement - moveable / make / money / meeting / market - marketplace - marketing / my + stuff in SL / midnight / marry / mask /  mirror / monkey / make up / maplet tree

N - notecards / notification / new / next / nose / nudge / nipples / nuts / narrow / nationalities / nails / nudity / naked / nuke / nick / Nike / naughty / nearby 

O - open / organisation - organise / output / options / object / owner / outfits / oar / office / oscelot (doubtful) / oak tree / ocean / organ  / orange

P - permissions / profile / play / parcel / packet / pocket / parts - particles / property / plugin / pick / place / press / poofer / performance / poses / photo (album) / priority / premium / previous / panda / prison  / pimp / pants (vs trousers) / pin / pocket / passion / palace / person - people / pretty 

Q - quit / quick / question / query / queen / quail (still looking)

R - roleplay / run / recent / rez / resident / rules / remove / right / reports / rip - ripping / record / return / request / rendering / read / recompile / region / rabbit / rain / road / railway / read - read - reading / red

S - second life / sim / sit - stand / sound / scripts / save / settings / start - stop / state / search / sculpt - sculpties / share / show / shop - shops - shopping / ship - shipping / space / select / safety / sun / steal - stealing / skins / shapes / shortcuts / statistics - stats / support / socialise / snapshot / size / smoothing / select - selection / stretch / swim / sea / seat / sun - sunrise - sunset / shave / set / shadow / shoes / scarves / socks / sink / slap / stab / stork / stamp / shore / sand / snake / shoot / silver

T - textures / teleport / talking / tip / typing / time / thread / tools / toggle / tinies / teens / t-shirt / take / tail / transport / travel / try / thumb / top  / trees / tiger / TV /  treasure (hunt)

U - use / user (menu) / up / update / upload / umbrella / ugly / unicorn / uniform 

V - voice / view / vampire / value / valley / vault / volkswagen / vector

W - wear / walk / world / weather / window / wall / wasp / wave / wiggle / wombat (still looking) / white / wheat

X - x-ray 

Y - you / yak / yellow / yolk

Z - zoom / zone / zebra / zoo / zip 

 

Thanks

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There shouldn't be an implied link between cash & cache, the way you have written it.

Cash: the readily exchangeable form of a currency

Cache: a place of hiding or storage; in computer terms, a specific area of storage dedicated to a particular kind of data for fast access

On a quick read-through, I'd suggest pet(s), Ruth - ruthed, and cloud - clouded as useful SL words that are missing.

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Great idea!  I just skimmed a bit and noticed you might add poseball, IM (or instant message), club, partner.

I suggest poseball in addition to poses (which you have already), because poses can be a static thing, too.  Residents would more likely encounter poseballs when couples dancing, posing for photos as couples or doing other things as couples.

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Nice list, but... this is Second Life. How could you possibly forget:

Age play, aliens and anthros
BDSM, begging, blindfolds, bondage, branding, breath control and brothels
Cages, catsuits, cattle prods, chains, chastity belts, clothespins, collars, crossdressing, cuffs and cybersex
Discipline, dolcett, domination and dungeon
Edgeplay, ego reduction, electrodes, erotica, escorts and exhibitionism
Femdom, flogging, forced feminization, fornication, forniphilia and freenis
Gags, gas masks, gays, gender bending, glory holes and Goreans
Harems, hatpins, high heels and hosiery
Intercourse and interrogation play
Kajira and kinkiness
Lap dance, latex, leash and lesbians
Masochism
Nymphomania
Orgy
Pillory, polyamory, pornography, power exchange and prostitution
Queer
Rubber
Sadism, safe word, shackles, shibari, strip club and submissive
Tentacles, transgender, transsexual and tummy talker
Underwear and upskirt camming
Vore
Wax play
Xenophilia and X-rated
Yaoi and yiffing
Zoophilia

Just from the top of my morally corrupt brain :) All of these words have been used in this forum in the past, so I'm guessing that none of them is forbidden.

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Ziggy21 Slade wrote:

Sigh!,  this post had such potential until I read...

YT Upsilon wrote:

...(preferably clean)... 

:smileyvery-happy:

looks like a good full list though Dude, Good Luck with it.

It's utterly impossible to accurately describe Second Life using clean language. (Besides, he started it when he listed words such as nipples, nudity and naughty :P )

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These are great! 

 

I actually thought of "holodeck" later.

 

I'm currently singing the alt SL version of favourite things.  More verses please.  Might have to leave it out of the lessons though.  ROFL

 

Thanks so much everyone.

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Trying to stay with the original rhyming scheme...

 

Girls dressed as ponies and boys dressed as poodles

Guys who request that you whip them with noodles

All kinds of body-parts pierced with rings

These are a few of my favourite things

 

When the tawse bites, when the lash stings

When I'm acting bad

I think of a few of my favourite things

And then I don't feel so sad

 

(I'll see if I can think up a third verse, apologies to Rogers & Hammerstein)

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joining in -

 

Wax dropped on bodies of naughty sex-kittens,

Black leather collars and locked bondage mittens,

Latex-clad pet-girls all tied up with strings.

These are a few of my favorite things!

 

Frolicing ponies and beach bathing nudies

Annoying griefers and bless them all noobies

Furries that yiff with their tails and their wings

These are a few of my favorite things

 

Boys in white dresses with blue satin sashes

Piercings that bung up my nose and eyelashes

Blue velvet anims that bust the bed springs

These are a few of my favorite things

 

When the vamp bites

When the tier stings

When I'm feeling mad

I simply remember my favorite things

Then I can beeeeee quite sad

 

(nb - British version of sad meaning pathetic)



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Pussycat Catnap wrote:

prok

torley

(normally would not list residents, but those 2 have such an iconic identification with SL that they should be mentioned in any such thing as this.)

 

To which then you should have added to the list:

Wasted

:)

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Perrie Juran wrote:


Pussycat Catnap wrote:

prok

torley

(normally would not list residents, but those 2 have such an iconic identification with SL that they should be mentioned in any such thing as this.)

 

To which then you should have added to the list:

Wasted

:)


Who?

There are really only 2 residents in SL that everyone in SL knows about for their "contributions." Torley is pretty much -the- linden that keeps the gears running for users - making sense of the nonsense. Prok is just famous for all kinds of things that everyone seems to know about and are not easy to explain.

There seems to be a lot of agreement about Torley, and almost no agreement about Prok.

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For my money, if you're going to mention Prok then you have to define FIC / feted inner core... And following from that, was SLCC in the list?

One other resident I'd suggest: Anshe Chung, if only because of the percentage of search results related to SL that she shows up in.

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Pussycat Catnap wrote:


Perrie Juran wrote:


Pussycat Catnap wrote:

prok

torley

(normally would not list residents, but those 2 have such an iconic identification with SL that they should be mentioned in any such thing as this.)

 

To which then you should have added to the list:

Wasted

:)


Who?

There are really only 2 residents in SL that everyone in SL knows about for their "contributions." Torley is pretty much -the- linden that keeps the gears running for users - making sense of the nonsense. Prok is just famous for all kinds of things that everyone seems to know about and are not easy to explain.

There seems to be a lot of agreement about Torley, and almost no agreement about Prok.

oh yes, Wasted has to be included.

if you dont know Wasted you haven't lived.

 

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Prok is just an objectionable person - she does nothing but object to anything that comes to her mind.

If well-known avs are to be added, Prok should be left out and Anshe Chung added, but I don't think any av names should be included as none are globally known. Even Torley is known only by a relatively small minority of people - mostly forum users.

 

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OK - here's an update.  A couple of the adult terms have made it in, but I'm a real innocent (I didn't even know what / where Zindra was / is.  As I have to explain these terms to SL newbies, I have spared my blushes.  

 

A - avatar / animation - animate / appearance / accessories - accessorize / album / away / abuse / album / admin / advanced / arrive / application / appear / addiction / ask / adult / action / activities / adventure / animals / aliens / arrow / angel / angle / accident / arms / art / ants / antelopes / ankle / ash tree / archery
B - browser / beginners / bumps / bake / batch / buy / bugs / borked (a new word for me!) / borders / body / bots / ban / boxes / bags / buildings - build / busy / break / back - backwards / blocked / balls / bombs / boobs / brewery / black  / blue / bank / barn / beaches / bars / basket / butterfly / bees / bears / boogie / books / bow - bow / bite / beech tree / boat / beauty - beautiful 
C - conversations / communicate / chat / call - calling cards / category / cash - cache / cost / content / copy - copyright / current / co-ordinates / compress / collision / compile / crash / character / clear / clothing / consoles / camera / create - creation - creator / children / classes / coud - clouded / couples / cuddles / canvas / camping / clapping / cats / coffee / calves calf (animal and on ava)/ chill / cherry tree / cigarettes / cigars / colours / chalk / countries 
D - default / dashboard / display / disconnect / destination / discover / drop / develop - development / design - designer / disable / driver / debug / delete / dump / download / down / dawn / district / direction / dance / dress - dresses - dress up / drinks - drinking /  dollars / dark / dissapear / delay / dogs / dracula / drive / die / dive / desk / doors / defend / dragon / dinosaur
E - events / edit - editor / environment / exception / emotion - emoting / errors / erase / enable / exit / estate / exercise / escort / eggs / elephant / eating / embracing / excitement / elbow / elm tree / ears
F - flying / favourites / force (error) / focus / find - found / fingers / falling / flapping / furry - furries / friends - friendship  /  food / furniture / fish - fishing / fan / flowers / fruit / fox / frightening / frames / farting (I keep typing :-) and forget that it makes a pfft noise) / fir tree / fame / fair / face / free - freebies
G - grab / games - gamers / graphics / ghosting / grey goo / groups / guide / gambling / get / grow / grief / greet / giraffe / garage / glass / gimp / grope / goose - geese / graphs / gold 
H - home / http / history / hints / hack - hacker / help - helper / highlight / hair - hare / hall / happiness / heart / hate / hit / hazel tree / harass / hell / hunt / hosiery
I - inventory / islands / IM / inventions / items / images / input / iris / iguana (still looking) / illness / ivy / imagination / improvements 
J - jump / jar / jewellery / joke / jelly / jaw 
K - keep / key / koala / knife - knives / kiss / knock / kill / kinkiness
L - life / land / laugh / level / lost - lose / like / limit / look / leave / lag / Lindens / LOD / lock - locked / lift / lines / link / library / left / lights / loop / landmark / location / lake / lips / low / lurker / leap / llama (still looking / lamb / lick / love - lover / lingerie / larch tree (still looking) / locket / lamp
M - menu / mesh / map / mega-prim / media / men - male (mail) / move - movement - moveable / make / money / machinima / meeting / market - marketplace - marketing / my + stuff in SL / midnight / marry / mask /  mirror / monkey / make up / maple tree
N - notecards / notification / neko / new / next / nose / nudge / nipples / nuts / narrow / nails / nudity / naked / nuke / nick / Nike / naughty / nearby 
O - open / organisation - organise / output / options / object / owner / outfits / oar / office / oscelot (doubtful) / oak tree / ocean / organ  / over heating / orange
P - permissions / prim / pets / profile / plywood / play / parcel / packet / pocket / parts - particles / property / plugin / pick / place / press / poofer / performance / pose - poseball / photo (album) / priority / premium / previous / panda / prison  / pimp / pants (vs trousers) / pin / pocket / passion / palace / person - people / pretty / purple / pink
Q - quit / quick / question / query / queen / quail (still looking)
R - roleplay / run / recent / rez / resident / replicate / rules / remove / right / reports / rip - ripping / record / return / request / render - rendering / read / recompile / region / rabbit / rain / road / railway / read - read - reading / Ruth - ruthed / red
S - second life / sim / sandbox / sit - stand / sound / scripts / save / settings / shape / start - stop / state / search / sculpt - sculpty - sculpties / self-replicating / share / show / shop - shops - shopping / ship - shipping / space / select / safety / sun / steal - stealing / skins / shapes / shortcuts / statistics - stats / squat - squatter / support / socialise / snapshot / size / smoothing / select - selection / stretch / swim / sea / seat / sun - sunrise - sunset / shave / set / shadow / shoes / scarves / socks / sink / slap / stab / stork / sport/ stamp / shore / sand / snake / shoot / silver / sex
T - textures / teleport / talking / tip / typing / time / thread / tools / toggle / t-shirt / take / tail / transport / travel / try / thumb / trans gender /  top  / trees / tiger / TV / treasure (hunt)
U - use / user (menu) / up / update / upload / umbrella / ugly / unicorn / uniform / UI
V - voice / view / vampire / virtual / value / valley / vault / volkswagen / vector
W - wear / walk / world / weather / window / wall / wasp / wave / wiggle / wombat (still looking) / white / wheat
X - x-ray 
Y - you / yak / yellow
Z - zoom / zone / zindra / zebra / zoo / zombie / zip 

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