Photo special: ceramic views across London

I've got quite a backlog of language-related photos now so I'm going to start posting some at weekends.

Spotted this advert in the window of a local estate agent's:


For those who can't see the photo, the text reads in part:

A beautiful spacious 2 Bedroom Flat with ceramic views across London is situated on 3rd Floor


Ceramic views? Perhaps the flat looks out on to a pottery - not that I know of any in Forest Hill.

And presumably the writer meant 'scenic', but is 'ceramic' due to the careless use of a spellchecker's suggestions list?

4 comments:

Simon said...

Perhaps they meant to write 'panoramic'.

Apus said...

Hey JD bet you were left with a glazed look on your face...

JD said...

Apus - ouch!

Simon - perhaps 'ceramic' in this case is a portmanteau of 'scenic' and 'panoramic'. If so, the 's' was dropped off somewhere along the line...

Clare said...

Perhaps the view is more 'semiramic' than 'panoramic', because you can't see all the way round.