Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area)

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Bob Crane
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Though I am tempted to claim that it is a Whale with a speech impediment, I know that it is really a dip in the landscape.

Apr 30, 2017 06:36 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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A small whale?

 

Apr 30, 2017 06:56 AM
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A swale is a group of male pigs...a swine is a single one

Apr 30, 2017 06:42 AM
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 Landscape design to control the flow of rainwater or floodwater.

Apr 30, 2017 06:34 AM
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How you say "sale" with a speech impediment?

 

Apr 30, 2017 08:00 AM
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Carol Williams
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An arroyo would be like a swale on steroids.   

Apr 30, 2017 06:28 AM
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Joe Pryor
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This one I know so thanks for one that isn't so hard.

Apr 30, 2017 07:18 AM
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Roy Kelley
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The possible cause of a wet basement.

Apr 30, 2017 06:09 AM
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Michael J. Perry
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It re-routes storm water away from the house

Apr 30, 2017 05:26 AM
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Scott Godzyk
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A little easier today when dirt is mounded or graded to create a path for water usually around a structure

Apr 30, 2017 05:23 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
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contour in the land to help move water away from an area or low lying area.

Apr 30, 2017 05:21 AM
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landscape water management scheme....

 

Apr 30, 2017 07:52 AM
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when a flying bird goes into a window

Apr 30, 2017 07:44 AM
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That's how I flirt when I'm in the south.  "You're looking mighty swale today."

May 01, 2017 09:49 AM
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What would that be?

Apr 30, 2017 08:28 PM
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That is the first cousin to Mr. Whale.  People have a whale of a good time outside playing in the yard. Those in the swale category have simply had too much to drink. 

Apr 30, 2017 08:54 AM
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Lyn Sims
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A bump in the road covered with grass!

OR 'you shur are swale' Tony .... said in a southern drawl.

Apr 30, 2017 07:43 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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with all of the land sales and new construction transactions I've had, no need to Google it.... I'll refrain from giving the answer...

Apr 30, 2017 07:43 AM
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I know the answer to this one today, but I like everyones goofy answers better. -Kasey

Apr 30, 2017 07:33 AM
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I know it is a dip in landscape but love the comments..too funny!

Apr 30, 2017 07:29 AM
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It is a drainage area in a landscape.  A

Apr 30, 2017 07:25 AM
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Wayne Martin
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A low moist place!

Apr 30, 2017 06:44 AM
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An area for rain water to collect and run off. 

 

Apr 30, 2017 06:34 AM
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In our area it is typically a mandatory low spot to catch the new subdivision's rainwater in a sufficient manner to recharge the aquifer and not overflow into the Salmon bearing streams.

May 01, 2017 02:26 PM
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It is a whale in the shape of an "S".

May 01, 2017 05:34 AM
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For a change, one that I actually know.

May 01, 2017 04:25 AM
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I know.

May 01, 2017 03:21 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - almost thought of whale...lol!

Apr 30, 2017 09:38 PM
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I agree with Bob

Apr 30, 2017 07:24 PM
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Now I know this one and have one between my house and the house next door. It helps with water runoff.

Apr 30, 2017 05:42 PM
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You guys are on a roll again with these questions! Swale is when you really like somebody and you say to them - man you are swale!

Apr 30, 2017 03:58 PM
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Similar to a 'ditch' to control water run-off - finally, one I didn't have to joke about! LOL

Apr 30, 2017 03:07 PM
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I love reading everybody's comments

Apr 30, 2017 01:14 PM
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Shiver me timbers Captain, there be "swales here"!

Apr 30, 2017 12:47 PM
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Even though I know the definition of 'swale' and had several Ha, Ha moments reading the creative answers, Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers Thanks for the Q.

Apr 30, 2017 12:44 PM
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Swale. Originally a term used to describe a shallow pit used for drainage,

Apr 30, 2017 09:25 AM
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Since I do know the answer I will refrain from providing a "new low" in the form of another smart ass answer.   

Apr 30, 2017 08:51 AM
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Is that like wow look at this beautiful garen... it looks just "Swale" 

Dec 18, 2017 01:36 PM
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As Bob Crane wrote; Thar she blows!

May 02, 2017 05:51 AM
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Joan Cox
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Where the land allows for the water flow?    I have heard this when they are talking about re-grading before closing of a new home.

May 02, 2017 04:54 PM
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When a mommy shark and a daddy whale fall in love, eventually there will be a swale on the way.

May 02, 2017 01:51 PM
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Sure it has something to do with the flow of water away from a structure.

 

May 02, 2017 09:11 AM