Pears? Umm no, Pearls…

Sometimes, when there is time, I have my husband proofread my posts before I publish them. He usually has a good eye and catches my mistakes (yeah, I make mistakes.) So after I wrote my last post The Debate Over the Evening Meal , I took a shower while he read over it. He came in while I was taking a shower and said he published it. Now, I always, like to re-read one more time before I hit publish so I was a little nervous that he sent it out for all to read.  Anyway, I figured it was okay and we went to bed.

Yesterday morning I got up to read the post again and found a typo. I had typed pears in the place of pearls in my last paragraph. When my husband got home, I mentioned that he missed a big typo.

“I did? What?”

“Well, I had pears instead of pearls.”

“Yeah, I saw that and thought you meant pears.”

“Why would I mean pears? That doesn’t make any sense. Why would I ‘make sure my pears are in place?’ I was referring to, you know, Leave it to Beaver and how she was always in pearls. What are pears? Oh, you’ve got to be kidding!”

“Well, they are sometimes referred to as melons — pears, melons, they’re both fruit!”

“You thought I was referring to my girls? You thought I was making sure I fixed those before you got home? How would I fix them? They refer to women having a pear shape, but not that part of the anatomy being the shape of a pear –that’s not a compliment.  Please don’t hit the publish button until I have re-read it again.”

“I thought it was cute.”


14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jenna
    Apr 24, 2007 @ 11:07:26

    Too funny. Fortunately for you, mostly women are reading your blog (I assume) and we knew what you meant. My eyes actually read “pearl”, and I never even noticed the typo. Oh well, it happens to the best of us.

  2. heatherinmadrid
    Apr 24, 2007 @ 22:43:39

    HAHAHAHAHAHA. I’m with him, I actually thought you were talking about your girls 🙂 And why not?

  3. Luisa
    Apr 25, 2007 @ 06:36:31

    Oh, my word! THAT was a good laugh.

  4. rjlight
    Apr 25, 2007 @ 07:44:24

    Jenna — well, I did edit it but I don’t know how many read it before, oh well, I like to make people laugh!

    Heather — my girls are shy and not shaped like pears

    Luisa — I aim to please!

  5. Diesel
    Apr 25, 2007 @ 08:46:45

    That is quite funny.

  6. rjlight
    Apr 25, 2007 @ 09:38:55

    Diesel — why, thank you and thanks for visiting.

  7. tobeme
    Apr 25, 2007 @ 10:21:03

    His intention was good. Hey, at least he appeciates your pears, ha!

  8. Momma Knows
    Apr 25, 2007 @ 16:06:57

    But wouldn’t it have been easier, then, to just say “my GIRLS”? 😉 (‘course then, it might have said gills…)

    Have we learned something today? My husband’s ESP (and proofreading skills) are rather dull and he would have done exactly what your husband did too! hehe

  9. rjlight
    Apr 26, 2007 @ 08:25:35

    tobeme — yes, his intention was good!

    Momma Knows — it’s easy for men to have that on their minds! 🙂

  10. Theresa
    May 09, 2007 @ 09:19:50

    That is hilarious, great story. You should never trust a man to proofread your pearls of wisdom.

  11. rjlight
    May 09, 2007 @ 11:23:05

    Theresa – -good one! 🙂

  12. This Eclectic Life
    May 13, 2007 @ 15:47:49

    Found your post through The Rising Blogger, and am so glad I did! How hilarious! I often get my husband to proofread. I’m glad he doesn’t know how to hit the post button. Thanks for a good laugh.

  13. rjlight
    May 13, 2007 @ 16:02:19

    Thanks, this eclectic life for visiting and commenting– welcome!

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