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Thread poster: Patricia Posadas

Patricia Posadas  Identity Verified
Spain
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Nov 3, 2003

Commonly used phrases and what the phrases in the brochures really mean.

Rustic - The plumbing is out back.
Quaint - Bare light bulbs dangle from the ceiling.
Romantic - There is no electricity at all; candles are required.
Cozy - Your suitcase has more square footage than your room.
Invigorating - No elevators.
Memorable - Pet boa constrictor occasionally escapes.
Antique - Used furniture.
Heirloom antique - A distressed reporduction.
Comfortable - Upholstery has holes in it.
Relaxing - Nothing to do.

If you want more, they are on: http://www.travelbank.com/miscword.htm


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RHELLER
United States
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Great, Patricia! Nov 3, 2003

I especially liked the one about the boa!

sounds somewhat familiar


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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
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Gracias Patricia Nov 3, 2003

Rustic - The plumbing is out back


The plumbing, and sometimes the lavatory.


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