Do You Speak Architect?

All professions have their own jargon, their own shorthand. When speaking with your peers, it’s often easier and quicker to use those verbal shortcuts to convey your message. But too many of us forget that we’re not in-house when we speak to the rest of the world.

Marketers, particularly, need to remember to speak English, not Architect, when we communicate with the rest of the world. The same goes for engineers, contractors, and anyone else in a profession with its own quick-speak.

Here’s a link to an excellent article from Slate, written by Witold Rybczynski, titled “A Discourse on Emerging Tectonic Visualization and the Effects of Materiality on Praxis Or an essay on the ridiculous way architects talk.” 

Thank goodness none of us work with anyone that talks like this…or do we?