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Re: Marbling and marbleizing

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  • hamburgerbuntpapier_de
    Yes. What it boils down to is a blend of correctness, preference and acceptance. The historical root of a term is one thing, understanding what the other
    Message 1 of 9 , Apr 19, 2005
      Yes. What it boils down to is a blend of correctness, preference and acceptance. The
      historical root of a term is one thing, understanding what the other person means today
      quite another.

      Susanne Krause

      --- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, "Jake Benson" <handbindery@b...> wrote:
      >
      > I beleive the root of the "misnomer" marblizing is actually quite old, and was used on a
      in
      > an old English marbling publication possibly going back to the 19th century. Right now,
      I
      > don't have time to check, but I think Pleger (1914) may have been one of them. I'll be
      > looking for this over the summer, as I know I have seen it...
      >
      > Many people responded to my Q & A (to be posted shortly) that they thought "marblize"
      is
      > incorrect. Yet if some literature in the past has used the term, is it really so? We may
      > prefer to call it "marbling" and to use the verb "marble" rather than "marblizing" and
      > "marblize", but I'm not 100% certain that this is incorrect, just a preference on our part.
      I
      > don't find that any one term is consistently used by those who paint "faux marbling' or
      > 'marblizing" either. So I think to define one word for one method and one for the other
      is
      > convenient, and helps to distinguish them apart, but they are not necessarily universal
      or
      > absolute.
      >
      > That said, I do prefer to call it "marbling" and us the verb "to marble", in English...
      >
      > Jake Benson
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