The Knot. . .

By
Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

The Knot. . .

 

We likely know the  significance of the knot.  The fastening of it can bring fascinating results.  When observed in the form of a necktie, it can be a statement that makes an impression.   



Or a knot can be a mess - think of tangled hair - total disarray.  Maybe even disaster.  Another interpretation of the word can bring a knot to ones stomach.  Spliced, twisted and all sorts of unpleasant feelings can also be a part of the visual a mind might imagine.  



But I wonder if the power of a knot may be found in the letter “K”.  After all that “K” is silent as are  other words that we use everyday but do they receive the proper credit?  There is a certain power in its silence. 



Knives are certainly important - utensil-wise but do they have the cutting edge in the world beyond flatware?  What about knapsacks, knitting and the various knobs we encounter throughout our day? 



And we can’t(or shouldn’t) forget knees and especially knee-slapping experiences but you likely know(or knew) that.  Go ahead and share 

your knowledge especially when it is gained from the school of hard knocks or knock-knock jokes.  Whether you self-identify as a knight or a knave, I am always impressed by those who have a knack for this.  As for knuckle sandwiches, I think I'll pass.



And remember the silent ones can have much influence.  In words and in other parts of life.




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

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Comments (51)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - you betcha.

 

Joan Cox - I understand.  

Oct 10, 2021 08:34 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael having come from a different country and english being my third language my Knowledge of silent 'K's are limited:))Endre

Oct 10, 2021 10:57 PM
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

For some reason now I am thinking about "Special K" cereal. Think this was a nod to the silent K?

Oct 11, 2021 05:43 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Brilliant post Michael Jacobs! When I first came to the US, I found it odd. Why have the "k" and call it silent. Still makes no sense. Have a great week!

Oct 11, 2021 05:48 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Endre Barath, Jr. and Beth Atalay - I can imagine the ridiculousness of our language could be overwhelming to anyone attempting to understand the "logic" of it.  As a native speaker, it can still "test" me on a daily basis.

Peter den Boer - that's an interesting point.  Maybe it's not just for Kellogg's but as a homage to the silence of "K" in certain circumstances.  🙃

Oct 11, 2021 05:59 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Michael.

Untie those knots and have an outstanding week.

Oct 11, 2021 08:16 AM
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Michael Jacobs, facinating post.  I never thought much of the power of the silent K, alas my K is not silent and must be iterated to be appreciated. 

Oct 11, 2021 12:36 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Kimo Stowell - Aloha and thanks for adding to the conversation to the thread in this communication.  I hope all is well on Oahu.  

Oct 12, 2021 01:11 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Now you really have me pondering about knots, and the letter K...including Special K cereal as Peter mentioned. No doubt there are other letters that behave similarly in certain words.

Jeff

Oct 13, 2021 02:46 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Jeff Dowler, CRS - it's enough to make me more of a knucklehead than anyone might be able to imagine.  

Oct 13, 2021 03:07 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I always enjoy your blog post because it makes me think. And I do think the K has everything to do with the pondering  I'm about to do Michael Jacobs 

Oct 14, 2021 11:12 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - I appreciate your comment especially its reference to Special K - which may have been another pondering point. 🙃

Oct 14, 2021 01:10 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

No, I really don't know what to say about this post. 

Oct 14, 2021 02:31 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 - that's oK.   

Oct 14, 2021 02:39 PM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

I enjoyed reading your post. My takeaway is:

And remember the silent ones can have much influence.  In words and in other parts of life.

Oct 15, 2021 02:03 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Pat Champion - thank you for the comment.  I appreciate it.  

Oct 15, 2021 02:53 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

A wonderful post that had me acknowledging the power of "K"!!!

As in OH vs. OK!

The knot I love most is The Knot I tied with my bride 19 years ago!

Great post Michael Jacobs !!!

Oct 17, 2021 07:28 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets - here's to more "happily ever afters" as you have described. 

Oct 17, 2021 07:56 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Wow....

I don't know if you have ever reminded me more of Andy Rooney than you do today!

Oct 18, 2021 08:16 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Tara - HaHa!  Note to self - check those eyebrows.  

Oct 19, 2021 05:46 AM