When did "Architechted" become a word?

What the fuck? Architects design things. And don’t get me started on “recruitment”

And all of the other non-words that are becoming popular. Grrr. Get off of my lawn!

The Oxford English Dictionary’s earliest citation for “architected” is 1818, by Keats, with a string of citations continuing into the 1920s. Though it may well be nonstandard today, it’s hardly unprecedented. The very fact that people are apparently using it with some regularity around you indicates that it is, in fact, a word, at least to them. It certainly follows systematic principles of word creation, analogous to many others which go without comment.

What’s wrong with “recruitment”?

Extrapolating, perhaps recruitmented snuck up on his and fisted him in the kidney?

I agree. It should be architectized.

I’m assuming MC$E came across the word at work, not in a book of poetry. Jargon has a way of seriously irritating people, especially when it sounds like people have changed a job title (like Software Architect) into a verb and then used the verb because it sounds technical, which obviously makes the user sound smart.


The process of architectuating something would be “architectification,” right?

I still think architectized - the process being architectization, performed by an architectizator

Probably about the same time “surveil” became a verb. I hate that.

Verbing weirds language.

My wife (jeweler) once got an online order from a guy who said he was looking for “architectonic jewelry”.

(ok, just to make sure I wasn’t making a fool of myself, I googled “architectonic” and whaddyaknow. Oddly enough, that sort of describes some of her pieces.).

Leverage as a verb has been driving me nuts lately. “Let’s leverage our SAN space for that.” How about “use”? Can we just “use” the SAN space?

Of course not! At best, it could be utilized. You’re just not thinking outside of the box.

(shipping clerk) But my job IS the box!

I cannot stand the word ‘texted’. It just grates on me. I know the word ‘text’ as a verb is new to the vernacular, but I just don’t agree with the past tense becoming ‘texted’.

Am I the only one?

The first time I can recall hearing “architect” used as a verb was in a college production of The Lion in Winter – written 1966. King Henry II tells his sons, “What I have architected you will not destroy.”

Utilize also annoys me. Really, what does the word “utilize” do for us that “use” does not? Is there a shade of meaning that’s just too subtle for me? I’m all for felicitous wording and clever use of language. But utilize? Gah!!

What does “felicitous” do for us that “well-suited” does not? What does “clever” do for us that “witty” does not?

Synonyms, even ones that sound quite similar, are an unavoidable/inevitable product of language.

Fair enough. I think it annoys me because I only hear it in offices. Business people, rarely satisfied with one syllable when three will do, seem to like using it to show us that they’re intelligent. This is, of course, completely different than my using “felicitous” when I could have used “apt”. Yup, entirely different thing at work there.

Ok, I have one that’s been bugging me for awhile.

The plural noun: emails. Why? You don’t say, “I picked up my mails at the post office.” No, the plural is the same as the singular. “I retrieved my email on my cellphone.” And why don’t we refer to email missives as “letters” like we do with postal mail? Or missive. Or something.

You’ve got mail. You’ve got email.

These articles show you how to code your emails to ensure they display as you want them to. No. No. No! :mad:

Put the hyphen in or don’t. I don’t care. But lose the ‘s’, please. Or find an alternative noun you can pluralize.