When I started learning how to crochet, it didn't take long to realize that it comes with its own language. I remember looking at my first pattern and thinking I was losing it; what the heck does 2sc, sl, and dc mean? It comes natural now, but for a long time it felt like I was learning how to read music. When I got plugged into social media I would often see people post things like, "I messed up the 14th row and now I'm FROGGING!" ...you're what? My 5th grade context clues helped me solve the mystery and eventually discovered that FROG means to unravel your work and start over. FROG = As frogs say "ribbit, ribbit, ribbit;" when you realize you made a mistake while crocheting you "rip it, rip it, rip it" or - you frog it. I had been "frogging" for months and didn't even know it!
Another term I saw often was, "Check out my WIPs." This was a little easier to figure out; it's simply an acronym for Work In Progress. The biggest understatement in crochet. I thought it was just me until I met other crochet hookers. It's almost impossible to have just one project going on at once; while you're in the middle of one you think of another and another and you just can't wait to finish this one before you start. So you end up with animals without legs and blankets just big enough to cover a mouse. It happens. If you walked into my apartment knowing nothing about crochet you might be disturbed to find animal heads made of yarn laying around. "Is this girl cray?" No, I just crochet!