If someone creates a discussion using an unfamiliar term, what do you do?

surreptitious surreptitious
Personally, if I come across a word or expression that I do not recognize in the forums, I Google the crap out of it. Well, provided I search through the rest of the thread and it isn't explained there already. I'm too impatient to post a reply asking what they mean and then wait for someone to notice and get back to me. How do you handle it? Do you do a search, ask in the thread or maybe just avoid posting altogether? Or something else entirely? Perhaps you've yet to come across something that you didn't understand - in which case you're welcome to reply with what you /think/ you would do.
05/27/2013
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js250 js250
I am with you--I either Google it or look it up in the dictionary. Luckily this does not happen too often for me since I really will not answer a post without making sure what it is I am answering first, lol!!! I tend to forget the post I was going to make then just have to go on.....hate that!
05/27/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by js250
I am with you--I either Google it or look it up in the dictionary. Luckily this does not happen too often for me since I really will not answer a post without making sure what it is I am answering first, lol!!! I tend to forget the post I was going ... More
I definitely agree with you about not answering without knowing for sure! I mean, often I can guess what a term means from the context, but I always double check to make sure before I'll post a reply. Just in case.
05/27/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
I'll look it up online. If I honestly can't find anything, I'll ask for clarification.

I won't reply to the actual discussion until I know what it is really about though.
05/27/2013
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
I either Google it or don't bother to reply to the Discussion.
05/27/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
There have been terms I was not familiar with and I wasn't afraid to ask.
05/27/2013
wetone123 wetone123
Look it up! We are in the information age!
05/27/2013
Edeneve Edeneve
I'll look it up. no point in responding to a discussion unless I know what it's about.
05/27/2013
Rossie Rossie
I'll Google it first, or else I wouldn't know what the thread's talking about.
05/27/2013
Zombirella Zombirella
Google. I Google a lot of things!
05/29/2013
sunflower sunflower
Quote:
Originally posted by surreptitious
Personally, if I come across a word or expression that I do not recognize in the forums, I Google the crap out of it. Well, provided I search through the rest of the thread and it isn't explained there already. I'm too impatient to post a ... More
urbandictionary.com is my bible
05/31/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
I'd do a search and not comment on something I don't know about.
05/31/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Google/Dictionary/urba n dictionary. If I still don't get it, I'll occasionally skim the comments to learn then roam off
06/01/2013
Adnerbmw Adnerbmw
I consult "DR.Google" he generally has a good answer for me
06/02/2013
kandy anjel kandy anjel
Quote:
Originally posted by surreptitious
Personally, if I come across a word or expression that I do not recognize in the forums, I Google the crap out of it. Well, provided I search through the rest of the thread and it isn't explained there already. I'm too impatient to post a ... More
i do the same
06/02/2013
Aishiteru Aishiteru
I'd search it.
06/02/2013
Cosmonaut Cosmonaut
Google is your best friend.
06/02/2013
Bme Bme
I look to see if any comments describe it. If no then Google.
06/03/2013
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Same thing I do any time I come across words I don't know...I type the word and "definition" into Google.
I've found a few of my now favorite words that way, actually. =)

One of my top five favorites that were learned in such a manner is "cordiform".
06/03/2013
LoveBug721 LoveBug721
Quote:
Originally posted by surreptitious
Personally, if I come across a word or expression that I do not recognize in the forums, I Google the crap out of it. Well, provided I search through the rest of the thread and it isn't explained there already. I'm too impatient to post a ... More
nothing really
06/04/2013
SydneyScreams SydneyScreams
I look it up and see how it is being used so I get a better understanding of it.
06/04/2013
libbyv libbyv
Quote:
Originally posted by surreptitious
Personally, if I come across a word or expression that I do not recognize in the forums, I Google the crap out of it. Well, provided I search through the rest of the thread and it isn't explained there already. I'm too impatient to post a ... More
google it to figure it out
06/04/2013
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