Giles Turnbull @ The Morning News has a fun article about the family Nomenclature for LEGO… He writes -
Itâ€™s a scene that is replayed by kids and parents everywhere. And itâ€™s the starting point for a unique quirk of language: Lego nomenclature.
Every family, it seems, has its own set of words for describing particular Lego pieces. No one uses the official names. â€œDad, please could you pass me that Brick 2×2?â€ No. In our house, itâ€™ll always be: â€œDad, please could you pass me that four-er?â€
And Iâ€™ll pass it, because I know exactly which piece he means. Lego nomenclature is essential for family Lego building.