"Real germ" - The MLS Misspelling Plague

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Real Estate Agent with Sotheby's International Realty BRE # 01362887

You can say toe-may-to, and I can say toe-mah-toe, but we both need to spell it properly unless we want to come off like morons, right? Well, you decide. The MLS apparently has come out with a new dictionary I didn’t know about: The MLS Garble Edition.

Read it and weep:

Now Trending…

"Real germ” (Uh, pet name for your ex?)

“Retaining wall shited” (You would, too, if you were hanging onto a California hillside during a 6.7 shaker.)

“Recently samblasted” (A description of my home after my Uncle Sam eats cabbage.)

“Won bedroom” (What one is left with after a Hollywood divorce.)

“Hat property” (You must be referring to those towers Princess Beatrice sports on her royal noggin.)

“Dog seltzer” (A popular beverage for dogs with hang-overs.)

You Say Tomato, I say…

“Minor carpeting” (Too young for shag?)

“Miner work needed” (The helmet with the light and the canary were a dead giveaway.)

“Pocked listing” (I hear Proactive is very effective for that.)

“New constriction” (Have you tried a Fleet enema?)

‘Roamin shades” (Is that like roamin’ black-outs when the electric company jacks us around?)

“Former home of famous tart” (Paris? Lindsey? Liberace?)

Auto-Fill Blooper of the Week

“For those with disturbing taste.” (Intoned my mother when I brought my ex home…)

Even Webster Didn’t Plan For This!

“Watch head, ponch hangs low ” (Maybe Ponch should invest in a jock strap…)

“New irritation” (That’s what happens when your ponch hits the pavement.)

Thanks to Patty DaSilva and Jane Peters for their hilarious contributions this week. That’s it, friends. I need to rest my shattered psyche now. Remember – Spell and Sell!

For more real estate humor, please visit Gwen at www.sherlockofhomes.blogspot.com/ or Agent Genius. For all your real estate needs, please go to www.LAhomesite.com.

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Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270 - Monroe, NY
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hahaha, my favorite was "“For those with disturbing taste.” (Intoned my mother when I brought my ex home…)"  hee hee hee

Mar 24, 2012 03:41 PM #15
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Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Love it Gwen...so glad I found your blog today.  I can't wait to read more!!!

Mar 24, 2012 06:52 PM #16
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Steven, it's the Peter Principle - rising to the highest level of one's incompetence!

Donna, this is L.A., so maybe the agent was actually referring to a famous tart! :)

Mike, I'll buy some of that dog seltzer for your entire household!

Jim, it's always nice to hear from you!

Mar 24, 2012 08:01 PM #17
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

LOL! Marge, that's a visual that actually scares me!

Connie... you must be referring to me :)

Suzanne, I would love some bloopers from your knickers in the woods. Uh, "neck of the woods." :)

Juli, thank you as always for your support...and have a laughter filled weekend!

Mar 24, 2012 08:05 PM #18
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Dick, thanks for your comment - I always look forward to hearing from you and seeing that great photo!

Cindy, it is now Saturday night - I hope you're still drinking!

Yes, Jim - some folks make stupidity an art form.

Janet, I love your comments - they make me laugh just to visualize you laughing - it's contagious! Thank you!

Mar 24, 2012 08:10 PM #19
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Jay, I think the carpet turns gray, gets a few bald spots, and thinks back fondly to the time it was last laid :)

Joanna, I love your comment, and I adore your photo - two fabulous faces!

Kat, I can never resist the "ex" jokes, even though my ex is my friend. I always know I'm speaking for someone out there!

Joy, welcome aboard. Be sure to subscribe if you like to laugh, as I post the blooper blog every Friday. Have a great week!

Mar 24, 2012 08:15 PM #20
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Jane Peters
Power Brokers Int'l - Los Angeles, CA
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And they just keep on a'comin.  I am still trying to work out what a dog seltzer is?

Mar 24, 2012 09:19 PM #21
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Jane, it's "hair of the dog," but with fizz. It was invented by an Irish wolfhound with an alcohol problem. You know us Irish!
Mar 24, 2012 10:36 PM #22
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Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

Gwen,

 

"Minor" brain activity..

You are welcome. :D

Mar 25, 2012 05:08 PM #23
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Patty, this week's Best Retort Award goes to you. It will be hand delivered by JBJ... as soon as I can get him out of my bed. Bwahhhhhh!!!!!
Mar 25, 2012 05:21 PM #24
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC, Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com - Dallas, TX
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Good morning Gwen,

I saved your blog to start my week off with a smile...thanks, as always - your "bloopers" deliver a laugh!  Of course, my dogs now want their "seltzer"...LOL

Have a great week!

Mar 26, 2012 04:47 AM #25
Rainmaker
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Lisa, tell your dogs I suggest they mix it with scotch :)

Mar 26, 2012 12:52 PM #26
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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!" - Merrick, NY
Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent

You never disappoint. These are too cute to pass up.

Mar 26, 2012 06:08 PM #27
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Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

Gwen,

You are getting the hansome boys confused. Jon Bon Jovi is MINE-MINE-MINE (did I mention I'm Bon Jovi's number one fan?) and your boyfriend is this guy:

 

Mar 26, 2012 06:15 PM #28
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Jill, I'm so glad you enjoyed the laughs!

Mar 26, 2012 06:30 PM #29
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Patty, okay, I must capitulate to your intelligence. But how much fun would it be if I didn't rib you every now and then about JBJ and his love for me? Someone has to keep you on you dancin' toes. In the end, I will admit, George is my man...but I am willing to share. How 'bout you? Is there any reason we can't have two? :-)

Mar 26, 2012 06:36 PM #30
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Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
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Hum...

Gwen... you definitely gave me a lot to think about and though George is extremely handsome, nice and kind my heart belongs to Jon. I don't think I could share my heart with anyone one else (oh yeah, other than my husband).

Mar 29, 2012 07:59 AM #31
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Patty, I am sure Jon and, oh yeah, your hubby, appreciate your loyalty. George is heartbroken, but I will do my best to soothe his heart and keep him occupied. I'm that good a person...

Mar 29, 2012 11:02 AM #32
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Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
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Gwen,

We all have to make sacrifices in life and do things we don't want to. For you, that is spending time with George, how painful.

Mar 30, 2012 03:01 PM #33
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Patty, I'm glad you understand -  that's why I'm in therapy...

Mar 30, 2012 04:29 PM #34
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