Word Play

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Word Play

 

 

WordPlay

 

 

Word Play  I really like words.  Short and long.  It doesn't matter.  Complicated and simple.  Learning new ones as well as recalling old favorites.  All sorts of words and how they form and comprise thoughts, sentences and more.

 

Paragraphs become chapters then books and possibly volumes.  The usage of words is far-reaching.  Speeches.  Soliloquies.  Dialogs.  As part of the chorus.  And songs, of course.  Plays and Movies.   Words in all forms.  Spoken and written.  And read.    

 

Similes.  Alliteration.  Idioms.  Puns.  All sorts of ways and interpretations.  I'm quite fond of quotes.  They inspire. They make us think. 

 

Back in the day I would go through the Encyclopedia Britannica.  I mean talk about some good reading material.  The dictionary and the thesaurus.  More favorites. 

 

As John Henry and I have discussed in a recent comment...even the Kelly Blue Book for checking values of automobiles was a childhood personal favorite as I planned the marketing of my toy cars. 

 

As was another favorite:  the newspaper.  Magazines and Brochures and Catalogs too!  Oh my.  Sure there were photos and pictures but merely to accompany the words. 

 

I can seemingly go on forever and the number of quotes on the subject of words was extensive.  Here are some:

 

She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live

                                                                                                      Annie Dillard 

 

 

She has always wanted words, she loved them; grew up on them. 

Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape. 

                                                                                                     Michael Ondaatje

 

Some people have a way with words,

and other people...

oh, uh, not have way.  

                                                                                                     Steve Martin

 

Don't gobblefunk around with words 

                                                                                                      Roald Dahl 

 

As we express our gratitude,

we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words,

but to live by them. 

                                                                                                     John F. Kennedy  

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com

 

 

 

Word Play

 

 

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

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Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - the words of John Lennon continue to influence us and our thinking in many ways.  

Aug 10, 2019 07:51 AM #15
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Roy Kelley
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I have posted many blogs with book recommendations. I hope they have encouraged some readers to read more.

Aug 10, 2019 08:01 AM #16
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Michael. I too love words and have always been fascinated by their meanings and sound. I really like the Kennedy quote.

Aug 10, 2019 08:01 AM #17
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Michael Jacobs
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Roy Kelley - it seems to have worked some 'magic" I'd say.  Actually a lot more than "some".  

Sheila Anderson - I like that quote as well.  

Aug 10, 2019 09:13 AM #18
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Sharon Lee
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Michael- I am a big fan of reading.  I love play on words. J.F.K has the best quote.  Really liked Alexandra's too. 

Aug 10, 2019 09:24 AM #19
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Sharon Lee - word play is a fun activity.  

Aug 10, 2019 09:44 AM #20
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Michael- being the anal-retentive person that I am, I highlight words with which I am not familiar when I am reading (in my Kindle app) so that I can learn their meaning. I love the written word, which may be why I shy away from videos of stories. I'd rather read about them. And I love the phrase "use your words" when someone is trying to quiet a child. Maybe we should all use that because it will make us pause (hopefully) and consider what it is we're tyring to say. 

Aug 10, 2019 10:20 AM #21
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Ah, Kathy Streib - your comment made me think...."watch your words" or "watch your language".   Bringing  back memories...thoughts....  I mean, as if,  ignoring words was a possibility. As if...   

Aug 10, 2019 10:39 AM #22
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Brian England
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I always enjoy your words and the way that you use them, your command of the English language is strong!

Aug 10, 2019 11:37 AM #23
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Michael Jacobs
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Brian England - that's very kind of you to say but I think "abuse" may be more appropriate/accurate than "use".  Just sayin'.  

Aug 10, 2019 12:00 PM #24
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Morning Michael.

Everyone has those trigger words, that will make a good conversation turn into a bad one.  I have mine

Aug 11, 2019 01:58 AM #25
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I am constantly looking up words and always finding new ones that intrigue me.  I also like watching spelling bees, and how so many words do not sound the way you spell them...

Aug 11, 2019 04:02 AM #26
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James Dray - having learned of your former career through following you, I have learned the importance of words and in your case,  specifically the word trigger.

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - it's interesting that you brought up spelling bees in your comment.  I am also fascinated by them.  You may know/remember the documentary Spellbound from 2002 which was about the backstory to the competitions.   There was also a play:  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.  Hilarious!  I have saw it in San Francisco and in Los Angeles after attempting to see it in New York City while visiting but it was sold out.  

Aug 11, 2019 05:35 AM #27
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Oh, I knew I loved you, Michael!

And, another thought - will the millennials and generations after them know or even understand the 'sticks & stones' theory? Has political correctness taken some words from us...words that can never be used to 'hurt' us?!

Aug 11, 2019 01:15 PM #28
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - hmm wondering about sticks and stones will that saying go the way of brick and mortar buddings?  Real life versus the virtual world.  I digress...once again...

Aug 11, 2019 05:52 PM #29
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Well, you never know, do you, Michael? I will say, once gone, will it return? I'm not seeing the brick & mortar making a comeback anytime soon, are you?! 

Aug 11, 2019 06:39 PM #30
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I'm so impressed by people with "a way with words"....

you and Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP come right to mind.

I'm very impressed when the words just flow naturally and seemingly easily. It's never been easy for me. 

Aug 12, 2019 05:49 PM #31
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Sharon Tara - don't underestimate your ability to create a very important picture - your talent is not so hidden.  

Aug 12, 2019 05:56 PM #32
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I'm not sure how I missed this one, Michael. As usual, good stuff to ponder.  Words can be used as weapons, or medicine, for the soul.  We all have a choice. Setting an intention before speaking is helpful.  As for the fun of words, I always enjoy words that sound like what they mean. Serendipity comes to mind, one of my favorite words. 

Aug 17, 2019 06:32 AM #33
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - there are many times/occasions where words are the source of pondering.  In so many ways.  And so many different reasons.  

Aug 18, 2019 03:35 PM #34
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