‘Architecture is its own language.’ But a student is not taught the language of designers. Language evolves in isolated groups and to meet a need. Perhaps, somehow, potentially, maybe: the words of self-protection from pragmatic criticism. It seems no matter how perfect a solution is, it is not. It is wrong. So the attachment of one of these four buffer terms to any proposed idea shields the speaker from mockery. To exemplify: ‘Perhaps we could maybe create a potentially brilliant idea, somehow.’ The speaker said nothing, but is too tentative to be critiqued.