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What Are the Weirdest Words That Only Architects Use?

What Are the Weirdest Words That Only Architects Use?
What Are the Weirdest Words That Only Architects Use?, © Smokedsalmon via Shutterstock
© Smokedsalmon via Shutterstock

It's no secret that the unique specificities of the architectural profession can lead to a lot of jargon. In fact for many non-experts, the opaque nature of architectural language can be one of the most significant barriers to taking part in a discussion about their local environment. But why this juxtaposition between regular and professional speech? If we wish to make the architecture profession less homogenous, shouldn't we conceptualize a new way of talking about architecture? That's why we want to hear from our readers: which words do architects use too much? And what are the wider effects of this language, both inside and outside of the architecture profession?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, and we'll feature the most interesting and entertaining responses in a follow-up post coming soon.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "What Are the Weirdest Words That Only Architects Use?" 22 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/774050/what-are-the-weirdest-words-that-only-architects-use/> ISSN 0719-8884
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