I passed by the TV earlier while fetching some tea, and overheard someone mention "I like the bay windows."
I looked over, and it occurred to me, I never knew what those looked like before. I knew the term, and knew the style but didn't match the two up. Further it occurred to me that perhaps the second thing I should do after reading the introduction of a subject is to memorize a list of terminology. This could be why my visual design skills are so weak (or abstract), I know what things look like, but have no idea how to articulate them without a sketch pad. And the reverse, someone speaks of something in particular, I probably need to be shown an example. Some rote memorization is in order.