March 01, 2005

He who poisons the river, his fortress will fall.

My awesome language skills will not help me speak Architectese.

Architect: Did you move the details for this project?
Me: No. I only moved bulletins, RFIs and sketches.
Architect: Well, do you remember where you put them?
Me (suspiciously): Are you talking about the details?
Architect: Yes.
Me: I didn't put them anywhere, because I didn't move them.
Architect: Can you find them?
Me (thinking hard): I don't think I've ever seen anything called details for this project.
Architect: Find them.
Me: Details? You're totally sure that's what you're looking for?
Architect: Yeah. I need them.
Me (trying one last approach): What exactly are they labelled?
Architect: Sketches.

Posted by dianna at March 1, 2005 09:20 AM

No no no... common rookie mistake for socio-linguiphiles. That's just one of the many dialects of DUMBASS.

Posted by: poot at March 1, 2005 10:35 AM

Let me guess. Does this person's name begin with an M?

Posted by: Jacob at March 1, 2005 12:43 PM

Sketches, detailed?
Details, sketches of?

Because one could be a very finely cross-hatched and shaded line drawing of the exterior of a hotel, but the other could be an impressionistic charcoal blob of a doorhandle. Interesting to know that in Architectese these are apparently the same thing.

Headache, growing?

Posted by: katie at March 1, 2005 01:10 PM

Right. I can't help anybody find details if their request is decidedly sketchy.

Posted by: Dianna at March 1, 2005 01:31 PM