Thursday, October 07, 2010

terms of endearment

So? What do you call your binoculars, for short?

I don't recall now, when I first heard the term, but it is regularly used by the RASC Toronto Centre peeps I hang around: binos.

While at the conference for provincial park staff, I heard "bins" for the first time.

Today, I stumbled across a new one: bincies.

1 comment:

SharminC said...

Bincies? Ok!? I like it! Cute. Sounds like I am calling my cat. Long time ago, I heard/picked-up some astro-lingoes which I thought was actual astronomer-lingo!:
Binos = binocular
Mono = monocular / monoscope
Tele = Telescope
Scope = Teloscope
We are just tooooo cool to say the whole thing!