the language is a sure way to ease communications with the
brokers, builders, and tradespeople who flood into your life
once you decide to buy a house. It reduces the chance of being
misunderstood when you explain what you want done—likely saving
you money in the long run.
to the wise: don't let knowing a bit of rudimentary house-speak
go to your head. Pretending to know more than you do has a
less-than-desirable effect on communications!