Having been mostly self-taught, I am always happy to learn more
about our field. Two terms came up on Orchid which were not familiar
to me: lemel and in Tuesday’s digest. swarf. You’ve gotta love our
field for coming up with names like these for the refuse and residue
of our trade.
Now, is there anyone out there in Orchidland who can define these
terms accurately, perhaps, differentiate between their meanings, and
describe their etymology.
Of course, now I’m imagining a metal refining company whose name is.
wait for it… Lemel and Swarf, Inc. Too good to pass up.