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					What Do All Those Weird Letters Mean?
Classified ads are often paid for by the letter, word or line, so advertisers very
often resort to often confusing abbreviations to get their point across.
4/2 or 2/1 (eg), number of                    lux, luxury or luxurious
bedrooms/number of bathrooms                  mbr, master bedroom
a/c, air conditioning                         mo, month
aek, all electric kitchen                     mod, modern
apls, appliances                              mw, microwave
apt(s), apartment(s)                          negot, negotiable
avl, available                                ns, non smoking or non smoker
ba or bth or bthrm, bathroom                  osp, off street parking
balc, balcony                                 pd, paid
br, bd or bdrm, bedroom                       ph, penthouse
bicc, built-in china closet                   pl, swimming pool
bldg, building                                prkg, parking
bsmt, basement                                pvt, private
c/a or cac, central air conditioning          rm, room
c/vac or cvac, central vacuum                 sec, security or secure
cath ceil, cathedral ceiling                  sec dep, security deposit
cbl, cable                                    sep entr, separate entrace
cln, clean                                    sm, small
condo, condominium                            spac, spacious
cpt, carpet                                   sq ft or sf, square feet
d/d, dishwasher/disposal                      stu, studio
d/w or dw, dishwasher                         stv, stove
det, detached                                 terr, terrace
din or dr, dining room                        trans, transportation
eff, efficiency                               twnhse, town house
eik, eat-in kitchen                           unfurn, unfurnished
elev, elevator                                util, utilities
exp, exposure                                 vict, Victorian
fpl or frpl, fireplace                        vu, view
fr or fmrm or fam rm, family room             w/, with
fridg, refrigerator                           w/d or wd, washer/dryer
furn, furnished                               w/w or w/w cpt, wall-to-wall
ga or gar, garage                             carpeting
gdo, garage door opener                       wd hkup, washer/dryer hookup
h/w or hdwd flr, hardwood floors              wic, walk-in closet
ht/hw, heat/hot water                         yd or yrd, yard
incl, included
kit, kitchen
lndry, laundry
lr or lvrm, living room
lrg or lg, large
               Sample home rental ad
Wynnewood, 2BR
house-sized                    1. Read these four ads with a
mansion apt,                      partner.
fireplace, sunporch,           2. Talk about which home you
patio, lndry, DW, no              would be interested in
pets, $1650. 610-                 renting.

Apts. Spac 1 & 2 br
apts avail. Lg LR,
Din area, lg kit.,
hdwd flrs. Walk to
trans/Sub. No Dogs.
includes all utilities.
610-353-1177 or

Remodeled 3 BR, 1
bath, lrg twin, lrg
EIK, H/w floors,
W/w carpet, D/w,
fpl, 2 porches, lrg
yd, off-st parking;
$1675+ utils. Call

OLNEY 3bd fr 1 ba
near trans $695+
util credit check

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