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Pseuds' Corner language is in urgent need of a rethink

New words and phrases have crept into the ever-expanding lexicons of architectural speak. There has always been the philosophical/scientific/art-based stuff, beloved of critics and practitioners alike, published first in earnest in books and journals, then in architecture's Pseuds' Corner. The fast-emerging contemporary (a word that often replaces 'modern') vogue, to which I refer above, is, however, for the more modest phrases that genuflect in deference to the universally accepted ...

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