…sometimes it can get confusing.
Life-long Alamedans (not Alamed-aens) have been taught by their parents, their grandparents, and those who have lived here for decades, that what you see is not how it’s pronounced.
Verdi…sounds like the composer, but real Alamedan’s call it Verdee.
Versailles…sounds like the French palace (Chateau) called Versigh, but real Alamedan’s call it Ver-sails, (as in sail boat).
Slowly that form of speech is dwindling…because real Alamedan’s pass on, just like the rest of us. But newer generations are coming in…and for the most part, they pronounce the words as they were meant to be.
Alameda Real Estate this Week
Broker Tour Tues 12 (really 10 because 2 were repeats of last week). Saw just 2 via bike on BT day.
BOM back on market 1 this is the 2nd time it’s been a BOM in the last few weeks.
WC 2 (not water closet – it’s withdrawn/cancelled)
Alameda Real Estate Awards this week (IMHO)
Winner of the Week this is a nice as it looks. Johnson parallels Gibbons, and most houses on this short block have large lots.
Get me a facelift Exterior is getting a facelift by the HOA, but the unit inside is nice. Have sold a couple of these condos over the years. Light, bright, faces south onto Central Ave.
Have a great weekend! Good dads, you rock! Bad dads, there’s no excuse.
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