Some time ago George Clark submitted an excellent article to Metal Type entitled:A Glossary of Printing Trade Terms
Although the article was very informative, I'm sure the list of terms was far from exhaustive.
I'm proposing adding a Second Volume of Printing Trade Terms, hopefully with suggestions made here.
David Minney recently contacted me with a couple of suggestions:"Bang-out":
When a person retires the composing staffs bang/hit the machines or stones or anything made of metal (which is just about everything), while the retiring member is paraded through the composing area; it used to be very noisy.Con:
The continuity shift which occurred after the first edition had gone.
I also have a couple of suggestions that were not included in George's original list."Line Cut" -
A call made by the Father of the Chapel to indicate it was time to finish work early. Usually shouted when a "Job and finish" task has been completed, such as a Saturday afternoon sports edition. I think the job of shouting "Line Cut" went to the FoC as the Overseer could not be seen to be condoning going home while still being paid!Dog's Cock -
An exclamation mark (!)
If anyone has any other suggestions for Volume Two of Printing Trade Terms, please post them here.