Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fat bullocks, no, what was that again?

Nandini provided a line for this week's Grab-A-Line Monday. She said it was funny if read in context.

I read it and thought, no, the line is funny all on its own. I mean, fast buttocks? C'mon! It don't need no context.


The word was

b u l l o c k s

with the letter "l"

and not "t."

And then I was all that's too funny and you can call me fast buttocks for a week.

But in my haste, I didn't check that I'd typed "fat" instead of "fast."

Don't know if that qualifies as Freudian.

Moral of the story:
  1. all those carefully crossed ts should be read
  2. typing has to be checked
  3. slips should be embraced
You can all call me fast bullocks or fast buttocks, and okay, even the other one. But only for a week.


Davin Malasarn said...

Ha ha! That's wonderful!

I noticed your comment over on my blog, Yat-Yee. How many novels have you written, may I ask? I'd love to read one. I'm curious about your writing.

Yat-Yee said...

Glad you like the immature humor.

I've only completed one; it's a middle grade novel. I started two others, but now thanks to you guys, I'm revisiting my short stories.

I'd love to send you something although I suspect a middle grade novel featuring an exuberant and over the top 12-year old percussionist and her even more high-strung friend would be up your alley. Unless of course you are.:) Or maybe I'll send you a couple of short stories if you're interested. Not those I'm planning to enter Genre Wars, of course.

Yat-Yee said...

Oh boy. After all that admonition to myself to proof read what I type I still come up with a mistake.

I meant to say that my MG novel may *not* be of interest.

Nandini said...

Hi there FB! Oh, the mental image that springs up with those words *wipes eyes*!! I may have to dig up Vandana's email (she lives in the next town) just to pass along this hilarious tidbit ...

I remember I edited my then Boss's fax to a South African supplier and changed "Hope the All Blacks kick butt in South Africa" (the All Blacks are a New Zealand rugby team, you should see them do the Haka BTW, it's the coolest thing) by switching the "the" and the "all" ... (gah!) And this was 1991! What did I know about Rugby teams, I'd just landed in Australia (this was one of my first real jobs). It looked much more logical the other way. Anyway I'll never live that one down. Thankfully my boss was a man of color (and a sense of humor)!

Now does that make you feel better ;-)? Good reminder to READ, read carefully, then proofread!!!

Yat-Yee said...

Nandini! YOu could have started a riot!

All that FB calling has to stop after a week, okay?

Nandini said...

I know it. It's lucky that all involved were very cool. They teased me endlessly about it though!

Corey Schwartz said...

Ha, ha! Of course, it qualifies as Freudian. If not that, then what?

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

If it was morning I'd be spewing coffee but as it is I'm wiping my eyes. That's hilarious.

Yat-Yee said...

Aw guys, thanks. I know contente-wise, this post is all fluff. But I am glad it provided a few chuckles.

Hopefully my brain will work again soon.

storyqueen said...

My inner second grader is laughing her fat bullocks off.

I love stuff like this!


tanita davis said...

I have the sense of humor of a fifth grade boy, occasionally (which is why I had so much fun teaching them).

MG Higgins said...

This is so funny. I wish Blogger allowed editing comments without deleting the whole thing. I've made so many typos!

Davin Malasarn said...

Yat-Yee, if you are up for sending me your book, I'd love to read it. (Short stories too.) Of course, I'm also willing to wait to buy the published form (and would buy it whether or not I'd read it already).

Solvang Sherrie said...

Your buttocks is so NOT fat!
But I'm laughing mine off over here :D