Can we stop calling them buildings?

I get confused by the word ‘building’. Somehow, it is not only a thing you do, but the thing you are doing that thing to. To me, it makes no sense that, once you are done doing that thing, you still call it the same thing you did to do it… if you see what I mean.

I am going to build a building.

I am building a building.

I built a building.

At that point, shouldn’t we start calling the building that you built a ‘built’?

I am going to build a building… (or, would that be: I am going to build a built?)

I am building a building.

I built a built.

I live in a built.

Calling them ‘buildings’ sounds like we are still working on them.

A city should be made up of lots of builts. I know, little red squiggly spell-checker line, ‘builts’ is not a word. But maybe it should be.

A builder builds buildings, a builder built builts.

And, as long as we are on the subject, build/building/built don’t even look like they are spelled right. It is an awkward word. Maybe we should respell them:

I am bilding a bilding.

I am a bilder, I bild bildings.

I bilt a bilt.

Okay, glad I could clear this up for you. This is the kind of common sense leadership that you will end up with… once you elect me as the king of all the known universes.

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8 Responses to Can we stop calling them buildings?

  1. Contractors call it a build-out…. no matter what stage of building or built it’s at. Just thought you’d like to factor that in.

  2. Keep on doing what you’re doing when you’re doing what you’re doing, because you’re doing what you’re doing when you’re doing what you’re doing–like building an building.

  3. Lucy Brazier says:

    Now my head doesn’t work.

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