Craig at Artful sez we need a glossary of set lingo
so we don't appear clueless on set.
A few on-set jokes are handy, too. E.g.
Q. How do you tell the Teamster kid at a playground?
A. He's the one sitting next to his tricycle, reading the funny papers while the other kids play.
Q. What do you call an electrician who can work when he's stoned?
A. A grip.
Q. How tall is a Teamster?
A. No one knows. No one has ever seen one stand up.
Q. What's the difference between a grip and a Key Grip?
This is a grip. [You throw your glove on the ground, step on it, and try to lift it off the floor. Which you can't, because you're stepping on it.]
This is a key grip. [You throw your glove on the ground, step on it, and try to lift it off the floor. You can't. Then you get a bright idea, and announce, in a low voice: "Uh, could I get a couple of guys on this?"]
Yep, I was an electrician on set for two movies, before I realized I was a lousy electrician...