The evening shadows have long drawn their curtains. Right now, I feel like my mind has drawn her own curtains too. Which makes me wonder what I'm still doing at my computer. It's been a busy, but productive day on several fronts... that is, except on my blog. And I regret that you, my dear blogging friends, are the recipients of the last crumbs of my store of energy for this particular day.
Fortunately, my eyes lighted upon my copy of an entertaining book by Richard Lederer, who has published many articles and books about language and literature. His book Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon Our Language provides some hilarious examples of language bloopers.
Hopefully I've chosen a few that you haven't seen a million times before! Apparently, the following were found in the classified ads:
Antique desk suitable for lady with thick legs and large drawers.
A quilted high chair that can be made
into a table, potty chair, rocking horse, refrigerator, spring coat,
size 8 and fur collar. (I say, that's quite versatile!)
101 years old. Perfect for antique lover.
Note at Factory:
We do not tear your clothing with machinery.
We do it carefully by hand.
Eight puppies from a German Shepherd and an Alaskan Hussy.
Dog for sale:
Eats anything and is fond of children.
Man to take care of cow that does not smoke or drink.
Widower with school-age children requires person to
assume general housekeeping duties.
Must be capable of contributing to growth of family.
On that note, in the words of Samuel Pepys himself.....
Ah, and so to bed!