If you're old enough to remember "All In The Family", you'll no doubt recall one of Archie's funniest traits was his ability to mix up words that sound similar (Malapropism). Well my own hubby is following in Archie's footsteps with vigor. He constantly chooses exactly the WRONG word for what he's trying to say.
One of his worst mixups is "Blogging".
"So you going to be Googling tonight?" he asks in earnest.
I shake my head in dismay. "Blogging.... I am Blogging tonight."
"Oh. Yeah right." He shrugs and goes back to watching television.
At least this time he didn't say "Boggling".
You'd think after listening to me go on and on (and on) constantly about my favorite blogs and wonderful bloggers he'd learn.
Hey! Now that I think of it, this just proves he tunes me out 99% of the time.
But this evening he even outdid himself when he overheard me reminding our nearly 17 year old daughter of her doctor's appointment tomorrow.
Pointing to his eyes, he said "What appointment? Obstetrician?"
Um. No honey.
"Optician" I corrected him with a snicker. "OP-TI-CIAN".
"Oh. What did I say?"
I patted my tummy "You said 'Obstetrician'."
"Oooooh...." (The lightbulb over his head goes on).
"OH NO NoNoNoNo! Not that!" The look of shock on his face was hilarious.
"No dear. Not THAT."
Thank goodness daughter, or her boyfriend, both sitting in the next room, didn't hear him.
Gad, at least I HOPE they didn't...
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