and i really really do not understand why auctioneers talk the way they do. is it supposed to be enticing? because it is not 1904, this is not a world's fair, and you are not selling "doctor hoover's fantastical wonder powder" for the scant price of a shilling and sixpence. i've seen art auctions. they talk normally there.
and yes, picky social scientists, compared to hillbilly auctioneer speak, there is a normal.
[edit: bonus points for reference catching.]
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