Friday, August 22, 2008

My kind of Level

OK. There is no "3" association here. But if you're going to go with just "Level", this is the way to do it!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Some Consistency, Please!

Here is an interesting case, recorded at University Hall in the University of Denver, no less. After starting with the appropriate terminology, creating a "Garden Level", for no apparent reason, the folks in charge of the naming convention for this building point us to the first, second and third "Floors". This is the first building I've seen where both naming conventions ("Level" and "Floor") are used simultaneously. I guess these folks think they can have their cake and eat it too.
I am appalled this clear violation of the parallel structure English professors work so hard to instill in their pupils happens in a reputable institution of higher learning. Besides, if you're going to do it, why wouldn't you use the word "Floor" for the lowest level and reserve the word "Level" for the top?

Level Dumpster

If you've been to the northwest parking lot at the Level 3 headquarters building you may have noticed a dumpster that's been there for a couple of weeks now. As I walked past it, my attention was drawn to the top of the container, on the upper right hand corner is the word Level. It seems lonely, orphaned -if you will from the number 3 which, by the way, makes-up six of the ten digits of the phone number prominently displayed at the bottom of the container. Curious.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Piso vs. Nivel

It's the age-old debate: Floor vs. Level. As you can see in this photo taken at Hospital José Carrasco Arteaga in Cuenca - Ecuador, it appears that (at least in Ecuador) the wrong side is winning the battle. Of course, the war is not over.