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Decoded: the Most 'Palatial' Listings in the Country

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The commonest misusage of the word "palatial" in real estate listings is when it's confused with the word "large." Most things that are palatial are large, but that's really only half the equation. The other half is that they resemble a palace. Or, in other words, that they feature beige paint, wall-to-wall carpeting, and a ceiling fan. Just like this bedroom!

Ah, yes. It's a classic feature of palaces that the first bedroom is of roughly similar size to the second bedroom.

Credit where credit is due: this listing did not confuse "palatial" with "big," and instead confused "palatial" with "having weird columns."

It seems unlikely that a palace bathroom would have a tub and a separate shower stall like this (although who know how they're designing palaces these days). A palace would definitely not describe itself without vowels, though. Palaces can afford vowels.
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