I'd Like To Sell A Vowel, Please.

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Mortgage and Lending with Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611 NMLS #208860

e It blows my mind, but back in 1939, an author did publish a 50,000 word book, "Gadsby", without using an "e".  Crazy, I know.  What an amazing thing to accomplish.  This Wright guy had such focus and insight; his singularity of thought did allow him to attain his goal.

How was a story told this way without making it sound ludicrous?  Focus.  Options.  Avoiding what's common.  Trying variations on typical words.  Not allowing limits to hold him back.

What's holding us back from grasping our goals for 2008?  Is it a possibility to modify what I normally do in my daily habits to attain a startling and drastic payoff?  I plan to find out!  And I pray you do too.

(In this blog, I only had a singular showing of a particular non-consonant, and only in quotations!  Try it out if you wish to talk back in my blog!)

Comments (20)

Barry Shapiro
Broker-Associate - Camarillo, CA
Vry Nic Blog, Mik, of Blu Sky Lnding.  Sur wishd I could do that. That's an intrsting pic of trivia!
Jan 07, 2008 02:11 AM
Mike Tullio
Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611 - Sarasota, FL
VP of Mortgage Lending
Hi Barry.  I'll applaud you on the post, although, simply doing away with it isn't an optimal way out!
Jan 07, 2008 02:23 AM
Jim Skal
Victorian Finance, LLC - Pittsburgh, PA

Mike! 

I did attain the conclusion that you did avoid inclusion of said non-consonant.  That said, ummmm ....  I am parlaying far too much of my limited brain comodity with slight to nada possibility of a profit for my participation in this lofty wordsmithing sport!

Jan 07, 2008 05:03 AM
Mike Tullio
Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611 - Sarasota, FL
VP of Mortgage Lending
Jim!   Astounding manipulation of our known vocabulary.  If you can do this, you can do anything!
Jan 07, 2008 05:13 AM
Matthew Rosov
Amerisave Mortgage Corporation - Laurel, MD
Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist

Simplicity would this task occur if I was not a Scot - though that is not so!  But, quickly, as I had first thought?

Nay, quick nor simplistic is this task!

Jan 07, 2008 05:21 AM
Mike Tullio
Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611 - Sarasota, FL
VP of Mortgage Lending
Matthew.  Tis sounding much in kind to an old bard of our past.  Hooray for your stylish phrasing!
Jan 07, 2008 05:35 AM
M A
Boston, MA
This should ba aasy!  I don't undarstand why you think it would ba so hard to writa without the usa of that particular lattar?  Saa!  I did it!
Jan 07, 2008 06:18 AM
Mike Tullio
Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611 - Sarasota, FL
VP of Mortgage Lending
Martin.  I groan with all that is within my loins.  You sound almost Italian trying to talk with so many an a.  Thanks for stopping by my blog-a!
Jan 07, 2008 06:27 AM
Lynnette Phillips Real Estate Consultant
Yucaipa, CA
Wow, this is difficult! This particular non-consonant is most commonly used in our language (darn I couldn't do it). Have you ever tried Mark Twain's non-use of discrptive words...we usz a lot of advrbs and adjitives all day long?
Jan 07, 2008 06:45 AM
Mike Tullio
Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611 - Sarasota, FL
VP of Mortgage Lending

Hi L. Phillips!  Sorry for chopping your L. down, but it's part of this particular post.  It is a bug in the banana trying to construct paragraphs this way.  Glad you brought up Twain; I'll try that soon.  Ciao!

Jan 07, 2008 06:55 AM
Lynnette Phillips Real Estate Consultant
Yucaipa, CA
Sorry Mike I should have been clearer. I should have said modifiers & quantifiers such as this, that, these, those, such, little, very, really...
Jan 07, 2008 07:26 AM
Mike Tullio
Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611 - Sarasota, FL
VP of Mortgage Lending
Hi L!  Ugh!  That's a virtual impossibility!  It's small words that allow us to function.  I'll try out Twain's insanity in a blog soon.  Thanks for clarifying.
Jan 07, 2008 07:40 AM
Dan Forbes
Bradenton, FL
Mike, You're kidding right.  It sounds impossible, but then nothing is, right?
Jan 07, 2008 01:37 PM
Mike Tullio
Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611 - Sarasota, FL
VP of Mortgage Lending
Hi Dan!  Not kidding.  Hard imagining it, huh?   You said it.  Nothing is out of our grasp.  The human mind is without bounds, but our will and subconscious hold us back.
Jan 08, 2008 06:40 AM
Jackie - computer-training-atlanta.com
770.498.7333 - Atlanta, GA
Learn to leverage technology to get more done.

You asked the question "What's holding us back from grasping our goals . .. " My answer, absolutely nothing!  Maybe I'm delusional, but I know 2008 is my year.  

To quote the lyrics of "Break My Stride" by "Matthew Wilder."
Ain't nothing gonna break my stride
Nobody gonna slow me down, oh no
I got to keep on moving
Ain't nothing gonna break my stride
I'm running in a one touch ground, oh no
I got to keep on moving
 

Jan 09, 2008 08:12 AM
Paul Higbie
Union Home Mortgage - Lenexa, KS
Paul Higbie

Mike,

Your posts are entertaining and thought provoking which is a gift, with our without e's.  I particularly like your thought about thinking outside the norm to get results outside the norm.  Paul.

Jan 17, 2008 07:06 AM
Kate Bourland
Marketing with Kate - Redding, CA
Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing
Too funny!  It is always fun to catch your posts.  Dropping "e's" is not a goal that I want to acomplish in 2008.  It brings back my focuc.  Thanks!
Jan 17, 2008 07:39 AM
Mike Tullio
Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611 - Sarasota, FL
VP of Mortgage Lending

Hi KB!  Fantastic work on avoiding it in your post.  You got it.  Glad you had fun stopping by!

Paul.  Thanks for your thoughts.  Normal isn't always a good thing.  Talk with you soon!

Jan 17, 2008 02:41 PM
Ron Avneri
Seattle, WA
Financial Professional

Now try that in olde english or are ye not up to the challenge?

Feb 04, 2008 04:25 AM
Charles Dismuke
Amerifund Lending Group - Palm Springs, CA
Palm Springs Mortgage Guy

What!!!

I did it!!

Feb 04, 2008 05:09 AM