Trendy Slang Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes:

Spotted recently at a NYC construction site:

I’m surprised they weren’t able to find room for “artisanal” and “bespoke.”

About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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5 Responses to Trendy Slang Du Jour

  1. Will S. says:


    I only want ‘curated’ at a museum! (Or if I were Anglican or Catholic, a curate at my parish church.)

    As for ‘crafted’, that doesn’t apply to anything mass produced, and by definition, condominium units, unlike houses, are not built separately from each other, but as part of a building composed of such units; ‘crafted’ does not apply, surely.

    Anyway, well spotted!


  2. I don’t want fine crafted. I want hand crafted by old world artisans. Plus, what about sustainable and organically grown building materials?


  3. All I can say is the air ducts had better be hand made in Milan or I’m calling bullshit


  4. JV says:

    Much has been written about the repurposing of the word “curate,” particularly how it’s used to describe online personas. I think it’s interesting, but the use in this picture is ridiculous.


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