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I know that SNOT means "Studs Not On Top", but I've also seen "SNIR" used, often in the same context as SNOT, but clearly different - what does it mean?

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SNIR is the abbreviation for "Studs Not In a Row" - almost self-explaining, but for more information, take a look at this small article.

SNIR

[...] very useful on walls and other things. In Lego, studs (nubs, dots, etc.) are in a row, and a straight one. Using SNIR makes studs be in zigzags or diagonal lines. [...]

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I've seen pictures of a house on a beach which uses this technique with walls built entirely of 1x1 plates in various shades of grey, and in various orientations (thus not all aligned). I wish i could find it back, because the result was indeed superb –  Joubarc Nov 2 '11 at 15:03
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Found it: Old fishermans house near the shore, by Reinhard "Ben" Beneke, who probably pioneered the technique. –  Joubarc Nov 2 '11 at 15:09
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wow, that looks amazing :-) –  oezi Nov 2 '11 at 15:14
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Told you. Funnily enough, I just noticed now that there's a link to it in the article of Didier Enjary mentionned in the question. It's footnote [2], referred to right after the word "SNIR". –  Joubarc Nov 2 '11 at 15:46
    
The image is a great example +1 –  Ambo100 Nov 3 '11 at 19:06
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