Architecture Sounds Dirty

So I just asked a simple question. “Are there any Architecture terms or phrases that sound unintentionally ….. ummm… dirty?”

Yep, 12 hours later I had 150 responses. The internet is awesome. And, you guys are disgusting.

So, here goes, I’ll list the terms I have so far. In fact, I’ll even include a pdf you can print and post in the breakroom – (HERE >> architecturesoundsdirty ).

Feel free to add more in the comment section down there, or you can tweet them with the hashtag #architecturesoundsdirty

  • Scheduling the hardware
  • Nailing studs
  • Pipe penetrations
  • Fire-rated penetrations
  • Thru-wall penetrations
  • Undulating facades
  • Undifferentiated wedge
  • Shaft
  • Shaft liner
  • Fire-rated shaft
  • Drawer pulls
  • Drawer screws
  • Screws 12” o.c.
  • Latex caulk and backer rod
  • Column erection
  • Erection site
  • Plywood sheathing
  • Wall mounted hand dryer
  • Wood studs
  • Hardwood threshold
  • Caution, surfaces may be wet
  • Double-hung
  • Single-hung
  • Install blocking
  • Junction box
  • Hand blown fixtures
  • Crane erected
  • Reclaimed hardwood
  • Exposed beam
  • Drilling the pole
  • Driving piles
  • Countersinking the head
  • Demountable partitions
  • Wall mounted unit
  • Floor mounted
  • Floor mounted / ceiling braced
  • Ceiling mounted fixture
  • Roof mounted unit
  • Exposed conduit
  • Concrete vibrator
  • Wood trusses
  • Minimum headroom
  • Maximum headroom
  • Hot-mopped asphalt
  • Hot-dipped
  • To be by others
  • Trowel-finished
  • Steel erection
  • Simpson strong tie
  • Waterproofing
  • Dampproofing
  • Pulling cable
  • Pulling wire
  • Gluing it up
  • Tongue and groove decking
  • Hardwood wainscoting
  • Unyielding shelf
  • Gang nailed
  • King stud
  • Jack stud
  • Double header
  • Concrete pad
  • Laying out studs
  • Wood studs at 12” o.c.
  • All pressure treated wood to be screwed
  • Withdrawal strength
  • Installing grab bars
  • Landscaping
  • Natural landscaping
  • Hose bib
  • Rod anchors
  • Installing expansion joints
  • Soft-surface, rough-texture
  • Compacted fill
  • Flashing
  • Hip flashing
  • Gutter flashing
  • Deep grinding
  • Try and miter
  • Stuffing box
  • Triple interceptor
  • Furring strips
  • Full bed of caulk
  • Perpendicular
  • Perpendicular end
  • Tuck pointing
  • Running bond
  • Stacked bond
  • Flemish bond
  • Dry stacking
  • Flexible membrane flashing
  • She-bolt
  • Sex-bolt
  • Backfill
  • Infill
  • Taking a core sample
  • Butt joint
  • Butt glazing
  • Interstitial spaces
  • Exposed membrane
  • Deep datum penetration
  • Screws, nuts, and bolts
  • Sack-rubbed columns
  • Oil-rubbed brass
  • Hot-rolled steel
  • Extruded steel
  • Groin vault
  • Angle of repose
  • Rigid insulation
  • Blown insulation
  • Verify dimension in field
  • Outside diameter
  • Hot-dipped galvanized
  • Stacked units
  • Astragal
  • Loss of skin friction
  • Removable mullion
  • Cased opening
  • Standing seam
  • Geothermal heating
  • Under slab heating
  • Threaded rod
  • Spread footing
  • Loading dock
  • Recessed cans
  • Bead of caulk
  • Concealed openings
  • Bed of caulk
  • Ship lapped
  • Defenestration
  • Modulus of elasticity
  • Ganged vent stacks
  • Drip edge
  • Post and lintel construction
  • Flying buttress
  • Backhoe
  • Face mount hanger
  • Maximum occupant load
  • Uniformly distributed loads
  • Point load
  • Means of egress
  • Ring beam
  • Consolidated fill
  • Knuckle joint
  • Thru-mortise and tenon
  • Post-tension slab
  • Pre-stressed tendons
  • Load-bearing member
  • 8” slab
  • 7” riser
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I know… I know… I’m sorry { coffee with an architect }
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photo is from splorp’s photostream on flickr (used under creative commons license)