Sat. Lite: Check Your Listing Language

By Dave Fratello | June 23rd, 2007
MBC is going to go out on a limb here and invite a threat to the site's accessibility from AOL, public libraries, and others that filter content.

You know this is not an x-rated site, but today MBC is compelled to share the "addendum" to a newer listing at 877 8th (verbatim, we swear):

Gourmet kitchen includes a solid walnut bar, breakfast nook and opens to the great room with bookshelves and desk. WALKER ZANGER glass tiles, Anal sacks limestone-stunning top-of- the-line finishes. The romantic master suite becomes a soothing haven french doors leading to the private yard, its own fireplace, two closets and a striking master bath.

Something in there just seemed wrong, but we tried giving the benefit of the doubt.

We tried our best to find that particular kind of limestone. We tried alternative spellings. Uh-uh.

Mostly there were references to veterinary care, i.e., how to check your cat's this-or-that.

Maybe we're just rubes here, unschooled in the newest materials in $3.7 million homes, or maybe someone needs to contact Shorewood agent Jane Sager about the need for a little spell check.

UPDATE: A correspondent reports that Ann Sacks is a design company with a line of stone, tile, etc. Someone still needs to tell Ms. Sager.

SECOND UPDATE, SUNDAY: The language has been changed, now promoting "Anne Sacks' limestone." It's the wrong form of "Ann" and the apostrophe is superfluous, but we're going to let it slide.

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