Richie Alan  Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
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We tend to call those "idioms" or "colloquialisms", as opposed to slang.  Phrases in the language that might require some further definition... and don't really mean what they say.. like:
'Break a leg'... which on its surface sounds bad, but is really wishing someone luck.
or 'having cold feet' which has little to do with the temperature of your toes.
or "that dog won't hunt"... a decidedly southern expression that has little to do with your hound dog.

Dec 04, 2018 08:00 AM
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No, it's just not my cup of tea.

Dec 04, 2018 08:03 AM
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Maria Sapio
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Only when I want to 'lighten up' the mood, then it's a 'piece of cake' - or I could just 'plead the fifth' and 'crash' like a 'couch potato' ...

Dec 04, 2018 07:22 AM
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Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
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Not much, but I have an Australian client that makes a point to quizz me every time we meet 

Dec 04, 2018 08:17 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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  I let sleeping dogs lie. 

Dec 04, 2018 08:14 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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  • You don't have time to 'sleep on it.'
  • 'If you snooze, you'll love this one!'
  • Buyers need to 'get off of the fence' - NOW!

Oh, I admit to using them daily, Richie!

Dec 04, 2018 09:21 AM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Richie, only when I'm feeling lower than a snake's belly in a wagon rut in Death Valley!

Dec 04, 2018 08:46 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
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From time to time I may. 

It is what it is ... that's my main thought. 

 

Dec 04, 2018 08:02 AM
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Words are powerful and some are downright confusing especially some slang. It's important to communicate effectively.

 

Dec 04, 2018 09:03 AM
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Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
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Slang, idioms, cliches - I use them all!  No wonder why my clients are confused. 

Dec 04, 2018 08:50 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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On occasion Richie Alan Naggar when appropriate.

Dec 04, 2018 07:45 AM
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Richard Weeks
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Years ago I was visiting some American friends living and working in Ethiopia.  They were going to have a big dinner for me and their young son asked if he could invite a friend.  I looked at the little guy and said "I sure hope your are hungry".  He had a puzzled look on his face and said "this is Ethiopia we are always hungry".

Dec 04, 2018 08:53 AM
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Carol Williams
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Just don't make me go out when it's raining cats and dogs.

Dec 04, 2018 10:37 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I use slang and local sayings all the time.

 

Dec 04, 2018 09:55 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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I use them sometimes .

Dec 04, 2018 09:52 AM
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Anthony Kirlew
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I tend to use analogies more than idioms.

I do find that we have some odd sayings; the two that always get me are:

1. "There is more than one way to skin a cat" (who is skinning cats???)

2. "Kill two birds with one stone" (why are we throwing stones at bird in an attempt to kill them?)

My wife says I take things a bit too literal and she is probably right.

Dec 04, 2018 09:26 AM
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Sam Shueh
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mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Use proper English something people of all ages can understand.

Dec 04, 2018 09:11 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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yes...one liners....I love 'em....

Dec 04, 2018 09:11 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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Lost in Space.

I've heard several times the past month a phrase for with I have no clue of the origin or even if it means something like "You owe me one."

The phrase is, 'Bob's your uncle."

I would use it to make a point...and may already have...but my point and the interpreted point my be terminally misaligned.

Dec 04, 2018 08:53 AM
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Why yes I have Richie. Unless you do the work, don't expect a harvest! - for those who want to put very little effort toward anything, expecting a huge return. And Not my circus, not my monkeys! - as in, it does not apply to me and none of my business. 

 

There are more but these come to mind.

Dec 04, 2018 11:16 AM
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Roy Kelley
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"That's the way it goes."

Dec 04, 2018 09:43 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Richie,

Yes, and I am more likely to translate sayings from French and Russian., or even Italian. Here is one for you in Italian (a polite way to say someone is lying) se non è vero, è ben trovato. or in English, even if it is not true, it is well conceived. LOL A

Dec 04, 2018 09:31 AM
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Often.

Dec 04, 2018 08:27 PM
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Nina Hollander
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Can't think of one, just now, but I know I use those kinds of expressions all the time. They paint a picture. Then again, I'm often muttering something to myself in Russian so people don't know what I'm saying!

Dec 04, 2018 11:36 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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As appropriate, but one needs to be mindful of the audience so as to be understood properly. 

Dec 04, 2018 11:33 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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I probably do more than I should.

Dec 05, 2018 06:29 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Like ham on cheese depending on my client, i can lighten things up. Some are all business where i stick to all business. While others need a less formal trip through buying or selling a home

Dec 05, 2018 05:30 AM
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Morgan Taylor
Realtyna - Newark, DE
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These are more idioms than slang words, but I use both all the time! I think every native speaker uses them more than they realize. Spend some time in another country or teach English for some time and then you will come to realize :D 

Dec 05, 2018 05:24 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Not consciously, but yes from time to time!

Dec 05, 2018 04:42 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

The best one i heard recently is "tougher than boiled owl".

Dec 05, 2018 04:10 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Yes, in both languages. :)

Dec 04, 2018 09:17 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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I use them a lot.  I'm southern.  It's what we do.  Some can't be shared here.  

Today I said "it's colder than a well digger's butt"  "skin your hide and tan your tail" are ones' my kids heard a lot.

Dec 04, 2018 09:09 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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Many of our clients claim foreign origin and may not fully appreciate our slang. 

Dec 04, 2018 07:55 PM
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Not usually in business

Dec 04, 2018 06:47 PM
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Valeria Mola
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Sometimes. For sure.

Dec 04, 2018 06:25 PM
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Jeff Pearl
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Only if the shoe fits.

Dec 04, 2018 05:08 PM
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Joyce Marsh, Luxury Market Specialist
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Yes I do use quite a few. With all the ultra sensitivity out there these days, one must choose their words very carefully... 

Dec 04, 2018 02:23 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Sometimes, when you have something or someone that just won't work then my Dad would say, That's a horse that can't be rode.

Dec 04, 2018 02:18 PM
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Don Baker
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yes, a lot I learned in the Army

Dec 04, 2018 01:10 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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I try to blend with my clients, so I pick-up on their traits. If they use slang then I parrot them

Dec 04, 2018 11:41 AM
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Joan Cox
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I cannot think of one now, but sure I do.

Dec 08, 2018 11:02 AM
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Will Hamm
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I guess I do but can't think of any now.

Dec 06, 2018 12:59 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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One of my fav.: Let's cross that bridge when we come to it;)

Dec 05, 2018 11:30 PM