Important Construction Terms We Just Made Up
Important Construction Terms – the story
There was this email I received which mentioned The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows and provided a few of the entries. They were:
Adronitis: Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone.
Rubatosis: The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat.
Jouska: A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head.
I was intrigued . . . especially with that last one, because I practice “Jouska.” All. The. Time.
So, I went looking. And, I found the author, speaking on a Ted Talk.
Hum. What else could I find?
With thanks to John Koenig, author of The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows for giving me the idea of choosing (OK, like him, making up) words. Words which express succinctly today’s commercial construction subcontractor reality.
Yeah, they’re fake – but they should be real.
Have fun reading these “important construction terms.”
Important Construction Terms – adjectives
distalktuous – adjective causing untold long and short-term damage to company operations and employee morale because there is a Lack of Communication
cutturlyful – adjective causing or apt to cause budgetary cuts and bid constraints when met with the Cost of Labor, Materials, and Supplies
blameuthargic – adjective of, relating to, or affected with blamergy; unreasonably rash or (conversely) apathetic to the reality of the part integrity plays in completing projects. Sometimes known as the Not-My-Fault Game
treventicky – adjective shocked and dismayed by the seemingly endless line of Unreliable Employees and Subcontractors
Important Construction Terms – Verbs
intenturaful – verb feeling which comes from having all plans and timelines disrupted by weather, or other sources causing multiple Scheduling Problems
exasperlated – verb feeling you have when you turn down yet another opportunity to bid because you are experiencing a Lack of Skilled Workers
disbuckulated – verb to cause feelings of dread and apprehension due to the inability to take advantage of deals or overcome setbacks because of the Lack of Available Cash
filetimized – verb to make as demanding, laborious, and problematic as possible through the insistence of maintaining disorganized (usually hard-copy) paperwork creating Difficulty with Document Management
codeshiftrified – verb to overwhelm with a set of constantly emerging rules, laws, and restrictions within the construction industry. Also known as Dealing with Ever-Changing Regulations
Important Construction Terms – Nouns
irriloosesome – noun the frustration of knowing the impact of frequent changes to the original contract when others seem oblivious to Change Order Overwhelm
Have you thought of some words which should be added to this small compilation? Tell us! We want to know.
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