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Don't these people do their homework?

The local rag has a tale of yet another exciting high-rise development for these parts:

"The tall tower will contain 25,000 square metres of grade A office space and 360 apartments. Residents of all the apartments will have access to balconies or to two winter gardens".

All very blah blah.

But here's the 'why don't I just stick to pounding nails into the floor with my forehead' bit:

"Dubbed Odalisk by its architect, Piers Gough".

For anyone unfamiliar with the word, it is an alternative spelling of odalisque - 'a female slave in a harem'. Definition from the closest dictionary to hand, but confirmed here and here.

And there was I thinking that architects are, of necessity, renaissance men and women of culture and learning.

Why not call it the Brass Tower and be done with it?

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Anonymous Anonymous said... 1:21 pm

In fact, he probably called it "Obelisk".

The rest is down to the quality of education enjoyed by the teenage sub-editors in Blair's Britain.  



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