aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,
aefenglommung
aefenglommung

A moment of confusion

Still unpacking. Gotta get 'er done.

I noticed a box in the room we're making a craft workshop. The box said, "Commitment to Sewers." Reading the last word as soo-ers, the first thing I thought was that it was a plumbing device. Looking closer, I realized it was Deanne's sewing machine, and the word was soh-ers. I broke out laughing. It had never registered with me before that sewers (drainage pipes) and sewers (tailors) were indistinguishable out of context.

Such things lighten the day.
Subscribe

  • In memoriam Margaret Shirley Collins

    Today would be my mother's 100th birthday. Born Margaret Shirley in Smithville, Indiana, she went on to serve in the WACs in New Guinea during WWII.…

  • If you're going to pillage, at least pronounce it properly

    What we call Old Norse is the written language of the Eddas, which were copied or composed in the 1100s-1200s. Modern Icelandic is descended from…

  • On Racism

    We’re hearing a lot about racism these days. It would behoove us to think about what racism is. Like other ‘isms,’ racism implies systematized…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment