Does your vocabulary need an overhaul?

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Real Estate Agent with Pine Knoll Shores Realty 252-422-9000

Does your vocabulary need an overhaul?

Do you use the same words too often?  I do.  Everything is "Awesome".  And there are "Lots" of things around me.  Those are my two most overused words.  I am making a commitment right now to pay attention to the words I use.

My awesome incredible, brilliant nephew Jimmy, a college English professor, offers challenges a lot frequently that make all of us work harder on finding different ways to say things. 

Today the word to watch is "Awesome".  So if you have lots of inventory and they all have lots of amenities and awesome views in awesome locations perhaps you might want to consider how boring and common that sounds since lots of awesome REALTORS are saying the same thing. 

My daughter has forbidden the use of "duh" in her house since her two boys had gotten into the habit of using "duh" as the answer to everything.  Now they have to stop and think of different ways to express themselves.  They're 5 and 7.  They're learning, and we can too.  The English language is an awesome  incredible tool with lots of many options.  Think before you speak, (or write) and make your language stand out.

Suddenly I have "a variety of inventory in some incredible locations.  Some have breathtaking views and spectacular amenities." Use some new words today.  I dare you!

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Tish Lloyd
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Goodness, gracious, me -- this is a totally awesome post.  I mean -- duh, what's not to like!!!  Having now stated the obvious, I shall undertake to improve my actions in the future-- just sayin' . . .

January 25, 2011 01:53 PM
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Michael Thornton
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Yes, I have to agree, awesome is an overworked word and I do not use it in every day speech. I look at it this way, the only one who is awesome and does awesome works is God. Everything else on this plane of existence pales in comparison...

January 27, 2011 06:30 AM
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Diane Osowiecki
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There are lots of words that we all overuse.  I have a tendency to start using words that my clients use...sometimes that a good thing and sometimes not so much.

January 27, 2011 09:51 AM
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Great point, Marian. We should pull up our thesaurus much more often. Suggested and re-blogged.

Two agents in town used to end the description for almost every listing with, 'very nice, indeed.' While it would give us a chuckle, it reached the point whereit became almost like a tag line.

January 27, 2011 10:22 AM
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Oh this is Good!  This is so good I have to save it for the reminder.  It was good of you to remind all of us bloggers so that we can write good content!  Thanks for the good information!

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