This gem from Orcbait at RE Talks 2008 Jun Sat 07, 10:35 pm -
“Some years ago, a colleague of mine at the office drywalled his basement by himself in his “Vancouver Special”. He happened to be born in Montreal. When it was time to list the house, the realtor asked him about his name, “Hey, that’s French, isn’t it?’, “Well, yes” said my friend.
“And you did this work yourself, right?” the realtor asked.
“Right”, my friend said.
Ok then, and no, I am not making this up at all, when the ad comes out, it says “House renovated by European craftsman”. “