Jargon. Jargon jargon jargon. Every field, subfield, and hobby has its own unique collection of terminology. The words themselves may be unique, or the way they’re being used may be nonstandard enough to not even show up in a regular dictionary. Jargon is useful. It’s verbal shorthand designed to quickly express a concept without the need of further explanations. But it can also be impenetrable. Especially if you’re just getting started. In an effort to alleviate that somewhat, I’ve compiled a few lists of common terms in various fields.