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Decoded: the Country's Most Positively 'Glorious' 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.

The best part of this listing is not, incredibly, the fact that the house is described as "a real Camelot," although that is pretty amazing. (They're talking about Camelot the castle, right? Where King Arthur lived? Is there another Camelot that was a medium-sized ranch house in Ohio?) The best part is that it makes sure to clarify that the "glorious" sunrises and sunsets occur daily. Not like those other places across town, where the sun only rises and sets every other day, or every third day. Whoever buys this house is getting his or her money's worth of the Earth's rotation.

Describing any hardwood floor as "glorious" is already pretty suspect (which is not to say that it doesn't happen, a lot.) When a floor is described as "glorious," an appropriate question to ask is: "Is it?" In the case of this listing, an appropriate question to ask is: "Is it even wood?"

Although it's not actually part of the word's definition, it's probably fair to say that a deck described as "glorious" should at least be large, first.

If there was ever a time to put the words "glorious" and "driveway" in the same sentence, this is definitely not that time.
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