Macadam is the new word of the day…

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Wise Custom Realty PB00068179

 

Macadam is the new word of the day…

So tell me have you been on one of these?  Bet me just bet me cause I know you have.  It’s a common thing so want to make a wager?  OK all joking aside I still say you have been on one of these can you guess what it is?  Alright I’ve held you in suspense for long enough the meaning of (me kad’em) is small broken stones used in making roads; esp., such stones combined with a binder such as tar or asphalt.  So tell me did you guess it?  Isn’t this fun? 

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Marco Giancola
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Miami Beach, FL
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Oh James I am so disappointed. I thought it was going to be a Hawaiian road made out of Macadamia nuts!

Feb 28, 2012 03:09 AM #1
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
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FORTUNATELY, they won't need it at Daytona * the NEW paving was unharmed from this wreck and fire at the race last night/this morning...they used TIDE detergent to get the fuel off the racetrack!  Sorry - I'm still wound up!

 

Feb 28, 2012 03:10 AM #2
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I knew that word and even the history behind it!  That Thomas Macadam made a good product - and it has not been changed much since he invented it!

Feb 28, 2012 03:16 AM #3
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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I know this one. Thank you sharing your word for the day with us.

Feb 28, 2012 03:26 AM #4
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Leslie Godbold
WZGM AM1350 Independent Asheville Radio - Asheville, NC
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Yes, This is so much fun! Of course your personality is what makes it so. Thanks for starting our day with a little more knowledge and laughter!

Feb 28, 2012 03:30 AM #5
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James Dray
Wise Custom Realty - Bentonville, AR
AR., MO., or OK. I can find the home for you.

Goodness Wallace I just say that clip on the news just before I saw your comment thankfully no one was injured.  I like it when someone is so passionate about the sport or other event they truly love and you do love it so

Feb 28, 2012 03:47 AM #6
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
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James ...Do they use those in cart paths?  Have a great day!

Feb 28, 2012 03:47 AM #7
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Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
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James, I didn't know this and I drive on it around here all the time...I think.  The road is graded, gravel laid on the road and then some product called "road bond" is laid over it.

Now...what's the origin of "rip rap"?

Feb 28, 2012 03:48 AM #8
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Michael Thornton
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297

Good morning, James. I knew that word too! I use it quite frequently in my reports. Many folks say Huh?

Feb 28, 2012 03:52 AM #9
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Wayne Martin
Michael Saunders & Company - Sarasota, FL
Sales Manager - New Homes & Condominiums Division

Michael summed it up for me, "huh"? Must say never heard the word! Have now!! Enjoy your day!

Feb 28, 2012 03:56 AM #10
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi James.  I did know that word also.  It is used in our roads.

Feb 28, 2012 04:14 AM #11
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Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
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Good morning James.

It should help especially on soft land, like in Long Island.

Feb 28, 2012 05:10 AM #12
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Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ
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HI JAMES!  I wasn't even close - I was thinking it was food!

Feb 28, 2012 11:54 AM #13
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