Nov 022012

I’ve been looking at the San Francisco real estate market listings – an activity guaranteed to bring on depression – and came across this: “Fabulous convenient and prime Location (SP) near San Francis Wood (SP). Specious and nature (SP) light.”

First, it’s amazing that a $1MM+ listing could include 4 typos in the first dozen words. But the choice of the word “specious” is a lovely Freudian slip:

Specious: 1. apparently good or right though lacking real merit; superficially pleasing or plausible 2. pleasing to the eye but deceptive. 3. Obsolete.

A glimmer of truthiness in real estate listings?

 Posted by at 10:23 am