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Post  Halo Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:42 pm

Hello people.

I've been thinking about this for a while now and figured I should man up and ask for the answer even if it makes me look like a total chopper.

What do you call some one who is in to or does bonsai? Tell people I do bonsai or I grow bonsai trees but is this really the right way of categorizing it? After all bonsai is a horticultural method so should it be a bonsaiest? ok clearly not that but maybe a bonsai enthusiast? Bonsai artist?

Any one else wondered this or am I on me todd?

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Post  Sam Ogranaja Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:46 pm

It's rarely come up in any conversations I've had but when asked (which has only been 3 - 4 times in the past 3 - 4 years) what I do for fun, I say "I grow Bonsai trees". I'm usually met with "Oh, banzai. Where can I buy a banzai tree". So I've stopped telling people what I do for fun or how I pass my weekends.

I don't think that helps at all but my 2 pennies.
Have a great week everyone!!!!!
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Post  john5555leonard Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:13 am

nuts , i normaly describe myself as a bonsai nut . john

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Post  Jesse McMahon Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:32 am

my thoughts are that it doesn't matter, ultimately. your bonsai will tell people everything they need to know.
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Post  drgonzo Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:28 am

When I mention I grow BONE-sigh around here people just look at me kinda funny, so I just say I need all the pro-field conditioner cause I'm slowly building a baseball field in my back yard.
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Post  Sam Ogranaja Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:21 am

drgonzo wrote:When I mention I grow BONE-sigh around here people just look at me kinda funny, so I just say I need all the pro-field conditioner cause I'm slowly building a baseball field in my back yard.

If you build it, they will come. LOL
Have a great week Jay!!!!!
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Post  Halo Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:59 am

I thought so. There don't seem to be a correct/preferred way of describing some one who bonsai's. Do you think saying "I bonsai" makes sense as bonsai is an act its self?

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Post  lordy Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:40 pm

for lack of a better term, I refer to myself as a bonsai enthusiast, should it come up in a discussion with someone who may not know me. Everyone who does already knows.
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Post  Mitch Thomas Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:25 pm

Mentally unstable. lol!

I usually say that I keep bonsai or they keep me.

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Post  JimLewis Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:52 am

Bonsaiest

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Post  marcus watts Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:11 am

a person who cant drive or walk anywhere without looking for something to dig up - yamadoriest ?

what would the collective be when we are all at a meeting then?????? Very Happy
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Post  fiona Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:59 am

marcus watts wrote: what would the collective be when we are all at a meeting then?????? Very Happy


A clump?

Or better still: a thicket?
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Post  fiona Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:06 am

JimLewis wrote:Bonsaiest
Applying grammatical precedent, probably more likely to be bonsaist as the "-ist" suffix is the most commonly used one meaning someone who does something. e.g. pianist, telephonist, receptionist. I've used the precedent to drop the "i" off the end of bonsai as that would be in keeping. "-est" as a suffix tends to be reserved for the superlative adjective.

What a boring and pedantic response! Wish I'd studied something more exciting at uni.
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Post  Guest Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:07 pm

....errr? scratch This is a tough one! ...a Bonsguy?-for male obviously and a Bonsgal- for the ladies. and Bonsgay -for the third sex( no offense meant here) flower


...Bonsoir! to everybody doing Bonsai.


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Post  fiona Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:59 pm

jun wrote:....errr? scratch and Bonsgay -for the third sex( no offense meant here)
Then don't say it.
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Post  bumblebee Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:02 pm

marcus watts wrote:a person who cant drive or walk anywhere without looking for something to dig up - yamadoriest ?

what would the collective be when we are all at a meeting then?????? Very Happy

bounce YAMADOFORIEST Dance

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Post  john5555leonard Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:12 am

out here they say " pom len bomsai" i play bonsai , so maybe we are players!!! john

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Post  marcus watts Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:22 am

bumblebee wrote:
marcus watts wrote:a person who cant drive or walk anywhere without looking for something to dig up - yamadoriest ?

what would the collective be when we are all at a meeting then?????? Very Happy

bounce YAMADOFORIEST Dance

brilliant Very Happy

when you get a huddle of bonsai 'experts' finding faults in all the trees on show i guess they are a MULTI TRUNK CLUMP.

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Post  The Lad Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:25 pm

Hi All

When i a asked what I do for pleasure I Very Happy then I am asked what about a Hobby I tell them I try to grow SMALL TREES since I am SMALL GUY and FEW TIMES I AM ASKED "ARE YOU REALLY"

Don't know what they meant By that !!!!!

Take care and look after each other and your SMALL TREES

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