Wednesday 2 December 2009

Situated and Located

As a little follow-up to Mrs Malaprop's magisterial post on estate agent's English. I would like to cast two more words into the furnace.

This two bedroom ground floor flat is located on a highly desirable residential street

The property is situated in a quiet, very sought after location [why so quiet if so sought?]

The property is situated on one of Hendon's most exclusive roads [this is far funnier if you know Hendon]

A mid terrace character property located in the Rutland market town of Uppingham

I tremble to think what a "character property" is. I could have added set to this list, but I did not. I did not. The OED spends longer on set than on any other entry, and frankly the word terrifies me. Look. I took a photograph.


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