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Hearsay. . .

Industry Observer CalDRE #01165532



And Heresy. . .   


I love words.  Maybe it's the way they combine at times as well as mix up things in my brain as words jumble and jive.   As I have admitted in the past, my relationship with them can be considered confusing(and confused) at times.  And I’m okay with that as that confusion is an endless source of entertainment for me. I can't speak for anyone else but it's okay for this audience of one. I digress. . .



It’s similar to the way Pasta Puttanesca might be 

imagined in some kitchens or even an impromptu tossed salad when some desired ingredient can’t be immediately found.  



Back to words:  logically I know, heresy and hearsay are distinctive.  Not closely related.  At least not definition-wise. Not at all.  Kinda like purportedly and reportedly.  Not as clear or clear as mud? You see, it can be a fine line.


Hmm. . .I am not sure where I am heading with this but it’s definitely pondering.  And yes, that word has multiple meanings too.   And speaking of words, let's celebrate Zaila Avante-garde and her win in the Scripps National Spelling Bee this week.

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com.    

Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393




Comments (33)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - especially this year's winner who shared some interesting study techniques including how she associated her winning word and the star of the movie "Lost in Translation".  


Kat Palmiotti - I wished I was better at solving/completing crossword puzzles.  I admire those who can master them on a daily basis. 


Nina Hollander, Broker - I have also wondered about the identity of "they".  Kinda like the editorial "we" or simply speaking in the third person.  Speaking of wondering and pondering - these three topics are certainly in search of a connection.    



Jul 10, 2021 11:23 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Brian England - her basketball prowess is pretty impressive with quite a few noteworthy performances.  I am sure we will hear much more from her in the future and for years to come. 


And speaking of people who have achieved much with much more on the horizon - I heard your friend, the author, on the radio this morning with another interview.  She also has an impressive history with much more coming.  


Wayne Martin - she is a champ in many arenas.


Ron and Alexandra Seigel - wordplay like crossword puzzles, Scrabble and the like are great mental calisthenics for the mind's workouts.  

Jul 10, 2021 11:34 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - then we can extend the discussion to homosapiens to further the appeal.  


Raymond Henson, eXp Realty - that's an excellent example.  Well-done.


Joan Cox - and sooooo much talent.  





Jul 10, 2021 11:39 AM
Debb Janes

It's never-ending, Michael. Ha. 

Jul 10, 2021 01:22 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - whether it's weather or something else, there is much to keep us busy this Summer.  Have a good weekend.


Rocky Dickerson - I see what you did there. 🙃


Kathy Streib - it's difficult to ruin pasta but I know there are those who seem to have competed for the prize.  


Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - talk about a fine line.  





Jul 10, 2021 11:50 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Michael Jacobs, I have always appreciated how you can turn of phrase my friend...

Jul 10, 2021 10:13 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Michael.

I know I've said this before but English and math were my worse two subjects.  Just like two, to and too.  Still having issues with those.

Jul 11, 2021 12:03 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - thank you and I appreciate the quotes along with the always appropriately matched quotes you share with us as well.  😃


James Dray - and then there is, the phrase "et tu" that continues to confuse some but this time in Latin.  🙃

Jul 11, 2021 05:50 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael - I thought et tu was french for and you?    But, those french days were long ago....

Jul 11, 2021 10:56 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I love words too.  I miss back in the day when I used to get a "word of the day" calendar from my brother for Christmas.  Now I just use my phone.  I'm off to see if there's an "APP" for that.

Jul 11, 2021 02:05 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

I do enjoy word play as well Michael...and a BIG C-O-N-G-R-A-T-S to Zaila Avante-garde for her win in the Scripps National Spelling Bee!

Jul 11, 2021 03:05 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Joan Cox - it's a latin phrase, I believe but I could definitely be incorrect.  


Tammy Lankford, - I am sure there is an app but I am not most appy of people.  In the past I received a daily email with a new word but that must have been on one of the many email addresses I don't have any longer.  


Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - I am sure there are many great things in her future.   

Jul 11, 2021 04:48 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Michael.

Keep cool, stay safe and have a great day.

Jul 12, 2021 07:48 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Michael - in most cases hearsay is gossip and never admissible in a court of law.

Jul 12, 2021 11:18 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - Robin Williams once said, no matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world! 14-year old Zaila Avant-garde, sure did!

Jul 12, 2021 06:18 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - while we are three hours earlier here on the West Coast versus you on the East Coast, it's been a pretty good day so far.


Grant Schneider - that certainly doesn't stop the court of opinion does it?


Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - while the words we may associate with each of them are different, I like the sentiment you expressed in your comment.  Thank you.  



Jul 12, 2021 06:34 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael I have always been a Heretic:))) and what ever you hear on the street is just Hearsay... want the straight scoop ask me directly:))Endre

Jul 12, 2021 11:08 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Endre Barath, Jr.- straight from the horse's mouth, right?   

Jul 13, 2021 02:12 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Always an interesting trip...these little rides through your mind. LOL

Jul 15, 2021 12:57 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

Michael, you're such a wordsmith! I've always been more of a math person myself. I admire those who can use words in such a creative manner. 

Jul 19, 2021 08:38 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Sharon Tara - it shakes, it rattles and sometimes it rolls.


Carla Freund - that's very nice of you to say but I often second(and third) guess myself.  Is that what I really wanted to say???  

Jul 20, 2021 02:02 AM