Monday, April 9, 2012

"H" is for Hoe-er... Not Whore!

For those of you who don't know... I married a farmer. One day, his dad came to me and asked if i wanted to be a whore.

WTF%*$&???

He laughed. Not a "whore," a "hoe-er!"

This earned him the stink-eye. I told him I did not want to be either! Honestly - he can pay people to do that. I'm not about it. But I'd love to help pick the produce and I always help plant!

The moral of the story is... Next time someone asks you if you want to be a "whore," make sure they're not a farmer asking you to be a "hoe-er" before you smack them!

Have you ever had a funny misunderstanding with words:?

47 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

LOL, that's a good one!

I haven't had anything like that myself, but there is an episode of Friends in which Chandler is away at work for Christmas, and when Monica calls him, he says the only other person there is his beautiful co-worker. Chandler says "She's just below me," but he says it fast and it sounds - ahem - rude. Monica screams, "WHAT?" and Chandler says, "BE-LOW me!" :D I like that episode lol!

Joanna said...

LOL.

Yep, but mine are all from learning other languages. The slang for 'that sucks' in german is 'Tode Hosen' or 'Dead Trousers', I missed it by one letter once to some big bosses and said 'Tide Hoden' -- ahem 'Dead testicles' instead!

Rob-bear said...

This is way too racy for an old Bear. From a whore to dead testicles? What is our world coming to? Well, better (I suppose) than a dead skunk in the middle of the road.

I think I need to skip those, and maybe come back for "I."

Jack said...

I love your play on words, Leigh! I do that all the time with people. Sometimes I get weird looks. But it's okay, they know they can get away with stuff with me when they pull word plays on me, too! LOL

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You didn't really smack him, did you?

Nick Wilford said...

This really made me laugh, because as a youngster I worked in my local newsagent, and when the owner asked me to do the hoovering in his Indian accent it sounded like "hooering" or "whoring". Differences in pronunciation often lead to unfortunate misunderstandings!

Kittie Howard said...

Cute, cute story! When we lived in Egypt (hub was in the USMC, assigned to the UN for a year to patrol armistice line), I went with our landlord's daughter to buy pidgeons at the local market. I knew basic kitchen Arabic, enough to shop -- or so I thought -- in perfect Arabic, instead of asking for three pidgeons, I asked for three, er, penises. Molly howled! (This was sometime ago, in an era when people laughed.)

S.P. Bowers said...

Too funny. I've always been afraid to use the word hoe because of that.

Janna said...

Hilarious! I'm sure I've had many when I was growing up overseas, but no specific example is coming to mind.

Kelley said...

Oh my gosh, you totally made me laugh this morning. SO funny.

I'll remember to ask next time ;)

Angela Cothran said...

LOL! I grew up in a farming community and one summer my best friend hoed sugar beats. She got REALLY tan, but had some serious farmer tan lines :)

Donna Martin said...

Hi...I'm hopping over from the A to Z challenge. Lovely post...good luck with the challenge.

Donna L Martin
www.donasdays.blogspot.com

Kathryn Elliott said...

Tee-hee-hee! My hubby, a true New Yorker, says “wit” instead of “with.” Drive me batty!

Kristin Baker Przybyla said...

Bahahaha, awesome! Kind of along the same lines, my kids are known in some steampunk circles as the Steampunk Horde. I'm afraid that might be misheard as the Steampunk Whore. That would not be good! LOL

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Ha ha! You're silly. It was so fun to see your cute family yesterday! :D

Emily R. King said...

Ha! That is so funny. I told my sister I saw "War Horse" this weekend and she asked me if it was any good. I went on and on about it, then she said, "Wow! I had no idea a movie about a War Whore would be that good."
Ah, yeah. :)

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

That's too funny. Why would a man ask a girl to do that kind of work though? Especially given the "air" that you give off. I've met you once. In that time I formed an impression. You are the kind of person I would invite to a fancy restaurant or ask if you wanted to go to City Creek for an afternoon. Never once did I look at you and think, "Wow...I wonder if Leigh would love to drive a backhoe or wrestle alligators in a swamp." Some people just don't get it.

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! Oh, Leigh. I love it. :D

Kelly Hashway said...

LOL. Not something you want your father-in-law to ask you, is it? :P

Lynn said...

We get a lot of words mixed up in the south. :) This one is priceless! Visiting from the challenge. Lynn

Cortney Pearson said...

LOL Laughing here!!! So funny!! My husband makes similar jokes when I talk about querying my whore book--oh I mean, my horror book!!

susan said...

I just love the way we can play with words - punning is part of my childhood humour that I have kept going as much as possible...

Judy said...

I laughed out loud - - and I'm at work, so it was a little awkward :)

Adrianne Russell said...

Dirty old farmers. :)

Jenny S. Morris said...

HAHA. Oh the English language you are a tricky one.

Love your story!! My kids mess up words all the time.

Patricia T. said...

Very cute! You always manage to bring humor to your blog and I appreciate that talent. It's always fun visiting!

Paula Martin said...

Funny!
We have secondary schools here in the UK and they're sometimes referred to briefly as 'Sec'. In once told someone I'd been to an event in 'Ashton Sec's Hall' - and then wondered why she looked oddly at me. Say it out loud and you'll understand why!

Hope Roberson said...

Oh so funny! I can't pick up a hoe without thinking of the word ho :) They should just rename that darned tool already! Maybe it should be called a slot or something :) hehehe

Charlie Holmberg said...

Ha ha ha, that's great XD

prerna pickett said...

too funny! My sister once called a centipede a salamander, boy was a confusing one.

Morgan said...

*shakes head*

Leigh, Leigh, Leigh...

*shakes head again*

Yeah, I'm speechless...

LOL.

L.G.Smith said...

Hahahaha...he's lucky he didn't get smacked with the shovel. Kidding. :))

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Bwah-ha-ha! That's too funny!

My A-Z

Donna K. Weaver said...

That's hilarious. I know I've had challenges with word meanings but nothing comes immediately to mind. Too bad because they can be mortifying at the time.

Peggy Eddleman said...

Hahaha! This was hilarious in so many ways! You almost killed me.

And why yes, I did click on your whore tag at the bottom, just to see if it was a subject you've covered before. ;)

Nicole said...

Thanks for a good Monday chuckle. :)

Samantha said...

That's hilarious!

I live in Tennessee so I'm sure anything I say sounds strange to everyone else :P

Fairview said...

Oh too funny! The only story I have is about this sporting goods store called Dick's. Can you imagine trying to keep a straight face in a business meeting discussing... well...

Sarah Pearson said...

Well, after reading someone's post about Spotted Dick pudding yesterday, we English have no room to talk :-)

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

That is funny! One 90 degree day in May when my son was in first grade, he came home from school and said, "Kristin said I was the hottest boy in first grade!" I said, "Oh.." (wondering how to respond) but before I could put my foot in my mouth he said, "Well, I was pretty hot!" He thought she was talking about temperature :)

Betty Alark said...

LoL- that's halarious, Leigh!

Nothing like a little laughter to get me started this morning!

Good one for -"H"

Have a great day!!

Tara Tyler said...

ho ho ho =)

leigh, leigh, farmer be,
how does your garden grow?
with spinach and bean?
and all in between?
tell me! i'd like to know!

Julie said...

Hi Leigh! LOL, this cracked me up. I can totally see this happening to me.

Thanks so much for coming by my blog, I'm so glad to meet you! Love your site. :)

Joshua said...

About six years ago I was playing a three person match of racquetball against a friend and her husband. She twisted her ankle so we stopped. I said, "Are you finished?" They both looked at me funny, as if to say "WTF, dude?" And I laughed and expounded, "I meant are you done playing because we only have the court for five more minutes, not 'are you done whining about your ankle?'." Oops.

Julie Hedlund said...

TOO funny. I wouldn't want to be either one either!

Mike Spain said...

funny!

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