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Expressions That Makes You Uncomfortable (Looking Over List.....)

The biggest expression that makes me wonder about the person saying it and I know I know it gets used alot...

Is "Well...To be honest with you....."  I always hope they are being honest with me all the time.  I wondered when I hear it if they are really being honest now, or when do they start being honest...and what are they really saying.  It makes you think of what they were just talking about and reconsidering if maybe that was not honest. 

Or it is just said like "you seem like a good guy, and I'll level with honest with you..a straight shooter on the skinny on this or that". There are the other expressions about "not having to be a rocket Robot realtor talkscientist, thinking outside the box and have no clue" that get way over used.  In Maine, for awhile there everything was "Wicked.."  Or WICK-ked...meaning some kinda cunning chummy. 

Maine humorist Tim Sample has a slug of them and was actually raised for part of his childhood I learned the other day in Fort Fairfield which is in Aroostook County.

He has one liner that refers to one of his favorite songs of the Dubious Brothers from Lewiston that is "If You Want To Keep Your Six Pack Cold, Put It Next To My Ex Wife's Heart"!

The downeaster lingo is usually along the coastal sections while northern Maine was either French acadian or precise English due to Canadian proximity and the direct English heritage as a commonwealth for many years.              

Any rainers have expressions that make them feel like finger nails stratching across a black board or that just gets over used in the circles they travel in?  Post 'er here!  Realtors themselves are famous for catch phrases "Dirty But Nice", Easy Own Mortgage, Country But Near Town For Best Of Both Worlds, etc. FSBO, ARM, FmHA, VA, escrow, easement, Fannie Mae, Ginny Mae And Sally Mae.  Sometimes wonder who actually thought of the anacronyms for the letters but they are easier to remember and friendly sounding for buzz words that you need to know. Maine, come see what state is all about. | 207.532.6573

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Comment balloon 2 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • April 28 2007 04:18PM


Andrew you are racking up the views, but not the comments so I think I need to add one... I agree with your post, I feel uncomfortable when it is used, and I do wonder if they are honest. There is a sign on a realty office I have seen in great big letters, Honesty, integrity etc... why or why would anyone think this is a good marketing ploy to put over your door at your place of business? It is just weird. Kind of more like buyer beware.
Posted by Mary Strang over 13 years ago

You are correct...the folks that rave about their  honesty, integrity and that basically they are a cut above the rest...turns me off too. Others these guys deal with should be the ones making the claim about them for them in the area for a good reputation.  Not the person themselves.  Make me feel the same way around some politicians when they start spinning! I think they are sometimes acting a little holier than thou. Have found the ones that blow their own horn the loudest are the ones you have to watch out for.  Not always but often...kinda like the veterans that really saw alot of action...they don't talk about it...quiet just know without words.  When the others who go over and over about the time they made it out such and such a place like a real honest to goodness in the flesh hero.  Then later you find out they were not in the thick of things and the purple heart came from a can opener wound in the mess tent!

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 13 years ago

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