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Old 12-22-2008, 12:26 PM
 
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“The day of reckoning for commercial real estate has been delayed, not dodged, and the delay means that markets for commercial real estate will remain discombobulated long after conditions have improved elsewhere,” wrote Mike Kirby, director of research of Green Street in Newport Beach, California.

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Old 12-22-2008, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Don't you think you should doubt anyone who uses a nonexistent word like "discombobulated?" Or perhaps you were just a little foozled.
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:24 PM
 
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Fred! "Discombobulated" is a word. "Combobulated" isnt, though.

"discombobulate: 1834, Amer.Eng., fanciful coinage of a type popular then (originally discombobricate)." - Online Etymology Dictionary

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Old 12-22-2008, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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Me and my boyfriend went to a local donut place a couple of days ago for some breakfast.... it's located in a strip mall and we noticed there were a lot of vacancies.. turns out, out of 14 possible stores, 4 were occupied... That's not good at all. Oh, and discombobulated IS a word... dis⋅com⋅bob⋅u⋅late    /ˌdɪskəmˈbɒbyəˌleɪt/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [dis-kuhm-bob-yuh-leyt] Show IPA Pronunciation –verb (used with object), -lat⋅ed, -lat⋅ing. to confuse or disconcert; upset; frustrate: The speaker was completely discombobulated by the hecklers.
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:31 PM
 
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No problem - they should ask for a bailout.
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Don't you think you should doubt anyone who uses a nonexistent word like "discombobulated?" Or perhaps you were just a little foozled.
Discombobulate -
to confuse or disconcert; upset; frustrate: The speaker was completely discombobulated by the hecklers.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/discombobulated
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Fred! "Discombobulated" is a word. "Combobulated" isnt, though.

"discombobulate: 1834, Amer.Eng., fanciful coinage of a type popular then (originally discombobricate)." - Online Etymology Dictionary

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Isn't that what the OP said? It will take a long time to recombobulate the commercial RE biz even after everything else picks up.
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:53 PM
 
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Isn't that what the OP said? It will take a long time to recombobulate the commercial RE biz even after everything else picks up.
I'll stand recombobulated because it's the Christmas season - but recombob is an extrapolation of discombob. - there is no combob
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Poor Bob...
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:59 PM
 
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...hope he doesnt own a lot of commercial property....
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