Pondering About Hyperbole

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Pondering About Hyperbole


Because it’s Sunday.  And because I can.

As I read...and as my mind is prone to do...I wander...

and then I wonder...

and during this process I begin to ponder

and today about hyperbole.   


This isn’t a political post.  

Not because it couldn’t be but because it isn’t the direction I am going.



I’ve seen it in this forum.  Discussions here and there.

As well as out and about.  You know, in the real world.  In everyday life.  


We know the subject shows up in real estate.  

In print.  In conversation.  

Casually and sometimes more formally.  

In discussing offer terms. Or properties.  Or people.  

Qualifications.  Or the lack of them.  


Exaggeration.  Overstatement.  Embellishment.  Excess. Overkill.


Yeah, these are words that certainly qualify as synonyms of hyperbole.


I digress.


And then I ponder...

I look to find what thoughts others may have on the subject.   

An interesting and a diverse group of individuals bring forth even more pondering:   


I satirize at all times, and my hyperboles

are as nothing compared to the events to which they refer.

Marshall McLuhan


I live in a constant state of hyperbole

Eden Sher


‘Truthful hyperbole’ is a contradiction in terms.  

It’s a way of saying. ‘It’s life, but who cares?’

Tony Schwartz


So, I step back.  I tell myself I am real...and genuine…


But is that the truth? I begin to question...myself


I think...I ponder. Is hyperbole normal?



I ponder about hyperbole.  

About flying pigs...about exagerration. And reality.

What can I say? Where is the truth?

Can pigs fly?

And does it make a difference?

Yes, it is random.

Because it’s Sunday.  And because I can.

I ponder.

Because it doesn’t have to make sense.


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Published:  August 13, 2017   


Pondering About Hyperbole


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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I am going to watch my Favorite baseball team, the NY METS because I cannot think of a single use of hyperbole to (at least this season) describe them.

Aug 13, 2017 07:21 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I look forward to your Sunday posts, and this is a wonderful subject to delve into.  I recall in the 9th grade, I wrote an essay on something assigned, and the teacher said it was full of "glittering generalities"!  It is definitely similar to hyperboles!  Our world is full of those, and it still find myself in moments of awe and great enthusiasm using glittering generalities or hyperboles.  It think it is human nature to want everything perfect.  Have a Sunday full of hyperboles!  A

Aug 13, 2017 08:39 AM #11
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, we need to try to avoid those who exaggerate and are blow hards.   Great post for Sunday and always great to ponder.

Aug 13, 2017 08:44 AM #12
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

A day without hyperbole is a day without sunshine. Now on to paradox.

Aug 13, 2017 09:06 AM #13
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

The wandering mind of Michael is a fun treat. Happy Hyberole Sunday.

Aug 13, 2017 10:16 AM #14
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Sometimes hyperbole is the only way to make a point and get through to people.

Love Eden Sher's quote and totally see why she says that. LOL

Aug 13, 2017 10:39 AM #15
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Michael love your Sunday ponder posts!  And I do believe pigs can fly. As I was heading towards Scottsdale on the 101 Freeway I looked ahead and low and behold it was  FLYING PIC - and it was a real hot air ballon! Who ever thinks they'll be driving around and see a flying pig?  I do now!

Aug 13, 2017 11:24 AM #16
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

I love it when you ponder - just because it's Sunday.  I have to admit I have never heard of that word before today.  Thanks for making me smarter!

Aug 13, 2017 12:17 PM #17
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I am just glad that you didn't take this into a political discussion because Hyperbole can be dangerous when you're not pondering Michael Jacobs 

Aug 13, 2017 01:26 PM #18
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Michael - Interesting, thought-provoking and a fun read for your, and our, Sunday ponderings.

Aug 13, 2017 01:29 PM #19
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I look forward to your Sunday posts and your ponderings!  I hope you get the answers you want about whether pigs can fly or not, I don't think they can, haha.

Aug 13, 2017 02:02 PM #20
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Real Estate Agent

Michael Jacobs from my perspective in my world it's just the facts and no bull. I don't know if Anna ever mentioned this but we used to collect flying pigs. Somebody gave us a few and it caught on, everybody, including clients gave us flying pigs and they were spread out around the office. I have no idea where those flying pigs are anymore. Flew the coup I guess.

Aug 13, 2017 02:28 PM #21
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi Michael!  I agree with Tony Schwartz - if it were truthful, it wouldn't be a hyperbole! 

I love your Sunday musings, wonderings, wanderings and ponderings!

Hope you have a fantastic week ahead (and that's no hyperbole)!

Aug 13, 2017 03:21 PM #22
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

HI Michael- As you can tell, we are all loving your Sunday ponderfications. (Is that a word) Hyperbole has always been one of my favorite words- first of all I can pronounce, next I can spell it, and finally, I actually know what it means.

Aug 13, 2017 06:12 PM #23
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Sunday is a good day to ponder . . . . and to turn it into a post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Aug 13, 2017 07:12 PM #24
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael,

Your pondering today was filled with purple prose and puffery. Enjoy!

Aug 14, 2017 01:12 PM #25
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I look forward to Sunday ponderings. LOL

This one did not disappoint.

I think it would be wonderful if pigs could fly. Just thought I would add that.

Aug 14, 2017 04:12 PM #26
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Michael, it's not Sunday but this is a post to read on any day of the week. Based on some of the descriptions I see in MLS, sometimes I wonder if hyperbole is a requirement.

Aug 14, 2017 06:06 PM #27
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

And you said this wasn't a political statement, Michael. I guess if I believe that, then I can believe that pigs can fly.

Aug 15, 2017 07:43 AM #28
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, like me, many are missing your pondering posts, that make us think, and chuckle.

May 02, 2018 05:09 AM #29
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