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Decoded: The Nation's Most 'Exotic' Listings

Welcome back to The Brokerbabble Glossary, where Curbed takes a word or phrase that shows up repeatedly in listings and deciphers its true meaning. Ideas? Hit up the tipline.

"Exotic" is a word that has significantly overstayed its welcome in our cultural lexicon. Honestly, nobody should be calling anything "exotic" anymore, especially not brokers, who do not have the greatest track record when it comes to using language appropriately. If you really feel compelled to describe something as "exotic," however, plants are actually one of the safer options in terms of avoiding overt racism. Not in terms of accuracy, though.

For some reason it seems appropriate that a lot of these "exotic" listings are in Texas.

The granite for these countertops was probably mined in Westford, Massachusetts. Westford, Massachusetts: exotic, or the most exotic?

That's it? Exotic wood? You're not even going to say where it's from or what kind of wood it is? Well, in all fairness, there probably aren't too many places to find wood near Seattle.
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