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Re: "Fabrication" vs. "Fabric"

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I think it sounds pretentious. Back in the day, using a word like that might have been called “bougie”.

 

ETA: a bit of clarification

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Yes, I noticed it. To me fabrication is the manufacturing process of making the fabric. The fabric itself is the product or outcome. Apparently that has changed????

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@YorkieonmyPillow wrote:

Fabrication is a lie.

Amazed they're using this word.


That's ONE definition. The other is the construction or manufacture of something.The process of making a product. Fabric is the outcome of that manufacturing.

 

I think that this comes under the category of degeneration of the English language. When something is used incorrectly long enough, it becomes standard usage, which is how we got the non word irregardless and the misused word nauseous.

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I thought to be a host you had to be a college graduate.  Maybe some English classes should be a required.

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It cracks me up when they say something is "denim friendly" because it is blue. Who knew denim went only with blue tops and accessories?

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Re: "Fabrication" vs. "Fabric"

Being in the garment industry, this is not an uncommen term.

 

Manufacturing process in which an item is made (fabricated) from raw or semi-finished materials instead of being assembled from ready-made components or parts.

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I've noticed this too.  Just recently I've been paying attention to see if any of them ever just say "fabric"...but no they don't. It's always "fabrication".  They have been told to use this word.

 

I find it annoying.

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@bridal_diva wrote:

Being in the garment industry, this is not an uncommen term.

 

Manufacturing process in which an item is made (fabricated) from raw or semi-finished materials instead of being assembled from ready-made components or parts.


I agree, I've heard it for years now on fashion shows that have nothing to do with QVC.

 

HSN has also used the term for years to indicate what material the garment is made of.

 

Example:

 

Fabrication:Soft, stretch jersey knit with stretch, mesh knit overlay
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Some of the words and use of words are marketing tricks.

 

For example, wearing a handbag, it implies many things but it's telling you that you are not fully dressed unless you wear their handbag.

 

You are taking marketing & consumer lingo and trying to apply logic.

Doesn't work that way

 

Cabinetry is the one that gets me from the rehab shows.

I think I heard it first from Candice Olson, I just figured you can charge more for "cabinetry" than simple cabinets.

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Am I the only person here who suspects that at the hosts' weekly staff meetings someone announces the Word of the Week?  Each time you use that word, you get $10 ....  and this week's word is fabrication ... or denim friendly ..... or fashion forward ..... or blah blah blah ...... 

 

Who knows what goofy incentives they give in staff meetings?