Architecture/construction terms that sound dirty


3-way switch

waste stack

ejector pit

ejector pump


heavy timber


Mar 1, 11 8:22 pm  · 

Heard on site at a design build project:

"Cum on the face of this board."

Mar 1, 11 11:33 pm  · 

gerbil pad: door gasket

Donky dong...pipe insulation 

Dick..paint sprayer draw tube

Dick tracks..lines left by paint roller

Jamb stop..thin trim

Backflow preventer ..spigot sdaptor

Spray tip

Spray gun


Screw guard

Head sock

Jun 21, 17 6:43 pm  · 

long long time ago in a land far far away (undergrad), pro prac prof telling a story about demo: "let's whack off a little bit and see how it comes out"

Jun 21, 17 7:09 pm  · 

ass gasket 

Jun 21, 17 7:51 pm  · 

Plug mold 

Aug 16, 17 4:22 pm  · 

Butt joint

Aug 16, 17 4:32 pm  · 
Non Sequitur

Jack Stud

Aug 16, 17 4:33 pm  · 

Cockloft ...

Aug 16, 17 5:00 pm  · 


Aug 16, 17 5:04 pm  · 

I love this thread because it makes me feel 11 years old again.

Aug 16, 17 5:22 pm  · 

Speaking of which, threaded rod.

Aug 16, 17 5:23 pm  · 


Aug 16, 17 5:27 pm  · 
Non Sequitur
Threaded for enhanced pleasure no doubt.
Aug 16, 17 5:34 pm  · 

(ca. 1992)

citizen: "Boss, Ramsey is on the phone for you."

sarcastic boss: "Poor Ramsey.  It must have been terrible to grow up named after a condom."

citizen: "Yeah, I'm sure he was ribbed about it constantly."

sarcastic boss: "Damn you."

Aug 16, 17 6:45 pm  · 

What Brits call a queen closer brick, see image, is what we in Holland call a 'paardenlul' which translates as 'horse cock'. You can see why.

Aug 17, 17 4:12 am  · 
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 Flushed Grollings ... Classic Fry and Laurie

best seen on the youtube


Hugh Help you, sir?

Stephen Um, a dozen grollings please.

Hugh Flushed or galvanised?

Stephen Flushed.

Hugh Right. That be it?

Stephen A copper flange-pipe, braced, two jubilees, seven nipples ...

Hugh Greased?

Stephen Greased nipples, yeah. Five olive-spantles, jigged and onioned.

Hugh Twelve or seventeen mill?

Stephen Twelve. Metre of fleeling wire, coaxial, twenty UJ's and a parping couplet.

Hugh Male or female?

Stephen Male. No, second thoughts, one of each.

Hugh Do you want the parping couplet standing proud?

Stephen No, embarrassed I think.

Hugh An embarrassed parping couplet. That it?

Stephen Two rolls of spowling tape.

Hugh Double-sided?

Stephen Do they do single-sided?

Hugh Only in Viennese lengths.

Stephen Better go with double then. Six sheets of gruddock paper.

Hugh Parkinised?

Stephen No.

Hugh Right.

Stephen Nearly there. Four felching pens and a bevelled spill-trunion.

Hugh Only got one felching pen left. Got some frotting pencils though.

Stephen Will they do?

Hugh Well, you know the thrush-plate?

Stephen Yeah.

Hugh You can use a frotting pencil on that, rude to the look-out valve on the fumpspoke and you can cut out the felching altogether. As long as you rim the satchel-arm properly first.

Stephen Right. Four frotting pencils then.

Hugh So, that's it, is it?

Stephen Yup.

Hugh You've already got a clip-jawed double lock brace have you?

Stephen Do you reckon I'll need one?

Hugh Well, are you going straight or curved?

Stephen Straight, then curved.

Hugh Ah. Well you should be all right then, as long as you remember to suck the clenching pin tight to the arc thrust.

Stephen slaps Hugh in the face.

Stephen How dare you.

Hugh Sorry.

Aug 18, 17 11:21 pm  · 

I just specified some Metro shelves for a cafe: Super Erecta shelves with Improved Rigidity.

Sep 1, 17 3:02 pm  · 
Non Sequitur

you almost made me spit out my coffee... and that would be a waste of good coffee, and Baileys.


What time zone are you in, Non?!


Those are nice racks.



Non Sequitur

Donna, I'm Eastern.


Self-rimming sink

Erection aid

Dielectric nipple



Sep 3, 17 3:21 pm  · 

Gang nail

Sep 5, 17 11:46 pm  · 
  • Amortization
  • Cornice
  • Caulking

are the terms that sounds dirty.

Sep 6, 17 8:26 am  · 

Double stud strap ties

Sep 6, 17 9:33 am  · 

I once googled "dark hard wood" in the office. It was a rookie mistake.

Sep 6, 17 9:36 am  · 

I saw a set of drawings where every note saying "stud" had been abbreviated to STD.  So, not only did they have to add that to their list of abbreviations (and cause confusion with standard), but they gave the whole building VD.  All to save one letter. 

Sep 6, 17 12:06 pm  · 


Sep 6, 17 12:07 pm  · 

Ditch Witch

Sep 6, 17 1:21 pm  · 


Wedding blogs and other bits of the wedding industrial complex all seem to use STD for 'save the date'. 

How far ahead to send your STD  ? what stationary / fonts /glitter to use for your STD ?  Who to send an STD.....etc etc

never ceases to amuse  !

Sep 6, 17 3:11 pm  · 

Wet signature

Sep 15, 17 2:29 pm  · 

Good one.


Bushing. As in "This hole does not have the proper bushing." 

Oct 9, 17 8:45 am  · 

Nail it. Or screw it, your choice.

Self-rimming sink.

Bending moment.

Hot Wrench.

French Drain.


Tin knockers. 

Rod buster.

Loose laid.

Oct 9, 17 11:47 am  · 

Stop it, Miles. I'm getting turgid!


I think you mean erect.


Boom! And that's why you have preferred member status.


It's hard work keeping it up.


Ionic Tron Lally

Oct 13, 17 5:07 pm  · 

Its not dirty, but every time I hear the word topping, I can't help but think of ice cream sundaes. Mmm, concrete topping. 

Oct 25, 17 1:01 pm  · 

yeah, that's the topping I think of.


Retarded finish

Nov 12, 19 7:55 pm  · 
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Resurrecting this because:

  1. why not, we need a good laugh, and ...
  2. Fancy-Butt Shingles
May 20, 20 1:04 pm  · 
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^ So much better than ordinary butt shingles


Mud-set bull-nose

May 20, 20 3:31 pm  · 

Sump pump vent hole

May 20, 20 3:34 pm  · 
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Sump pump discharge

May 20, 20 3:58 pm  · 



Lube cock. I have this site plan of a campus from the 60's and it literally says all over it 4 1/2" lube cock, 8 1/2" lube cock... Apparently they are buried in the lawn all over. 

May 20, 20 4:01 pm  · 
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Haha Hadude

Live load, dead load (yikes), moving load, transient load ("happens to the best of us"), structural load, imposed load, dynamic load, wind load, snow load, seismic load, hydrostatic load, ponding load, environmental load (talking to you hippies), mechanical load and last but not least dust load (for the boomers out there).

May 21, 20 12:54 pm  · 
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"bang to fit"

May 21, 20 1:41 pm  · 

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