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Dioramas
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Diorama: an uncommon word?
Folgore
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Canada
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Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2002 - 01:57 PM UTC
I just finished my first diorama a couple weeks ago and was surprised that when I told my friends and family about it, no one knew what a diorama even was. Is it just me being isolated in the Canadian prarie, or have you guys noticed the same thing?
Eagle
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2002 - 02:04 PM UTC
It's just you alone on that prairie I guess.......

Over here it's quite a regular word to be honest, but I really don't know how that's in the rest of the world. Hey....we're such a small country...almost any word is a regular word over here, since we got to survive in that big world.
Sundown
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Canada
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Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2002 - 02:10 PM UTC
Hmmm....I recall learning that word when I was in Grade 5 or 6.....something to do with a school project.

Spike9077
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2002 - 01:43 AM UTC
We used to have to do dioramas all the time in 4th and 5th grade for projects. But they were nothing like these real model dioramas.:-) :-)

Mark
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Hauts-de-Seine, France
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2002 - 04:28 AM UTC
Here in france, it's the same : I always have to explain what I'm talking about !!!
TreadHead
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2002 - 07:52 AM UTC
Have to agree with Sundown & Spike. Knew about them pretty early on....
Envar
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2002 - 10:33 AM UTC

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no one knew what a diorama even was


Yeah, same here in Finland. Nobody knows what it means and even my friends- who are far from being ignorant -are often eager to add the letter "d", making it "dioDrama".
I´m not too surprised, though. It´s always the same thing when a word is related to a very small group of people. Slang.

Toni