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Pubic Library

Monday, 15 March 2010

Yes, you read that correctly. Pubic library.

It is my constant reminder (with all credit going to my AWESOME rabbinic thesis advisor) that one ought not to rely on spell check. As in:

Ms. Frummie…spell check will never correct pubic library.

Case-in-point. A very misleading ad on Craiglist.

Rescued Rabbis Ready 4 Loving Home

I expected the copy to read something like this:

Two adult rabbis are ready for their loving home! They were rescued from a toxic shul just in the nick of time. VERY easy to care for – they need a loving congregation, kosher (or kosher-style) food, Slivovitz, freedom of the pulpit, and a book line! Other rabbis available for adoption too – check out the website. REFERENCES available. Both of these rabbis are fixed, so you don’t need to worry about baby rabbis. Also they are a BONDED PAIR which means they need to stay together because they are in love! 🙂 Please email if interested!

Not even close

16 Comments leave one →
  1. Monday, 15 March 2010 2:58 pm

    🙂 That is funny.

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Monday, 15 March 2010 6:32 pm

      Yeah, I found it pretty amusing as well. Glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Darkroom Diva permalink
    Monday, 15 March 2010 5:58 pm

    More than funny. It’s very funny. Reminds me of the doctoral thesis of someone I knew, who meant to say “household duties,” but typed “household cuties!” And nobody caught it.

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Monday, 15 March 2010 6:33 pm

      Don’t know what that dissertation topic was…but I can only imagine how funny that mistake was!!

      What is so frightening about proofreading is how the mind can play tricks on us.

  3. Monday, 15 March 2010 9:04 pm

    oh. my. heavens.

    too funny. i love your revised version….

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Monday, 15 March 2010 10:18 pm

      I thought you might!!!

      We couldn’t stop laughing when we first saw it 🙂

  4. Wednesday, 17 March 2010 12:05 pm

    You’re wrong. I didn’t read that right. I was expecting a post about the public library.

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Monday, 22 March 2010 1:48 pm

      Sorry to disappoint 🙂

  5. Wednesday, 17 March 2010 12:38 pm

    I read the title wrong too and was expecting an article about libraries. lol I hope those rabbis find a home together.

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Monday, 22 March 2010 1:49 pm

      Which is the whole point 🙂

      I do hope that those rabbis find a good home!!!

      And the rabbits too.

  6. Wednesday, 17 March 2010 2:49 pm

    After working in Public libraries for nearly 10 years, I saw this post and had to double check myself. So punny!!!

    Love the 2 adult rabbis for sale, too.

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Monday, 22 March 2010 1:50 pm

      The mind can play some powerful tricks on us. It looks right…and yet something seems off.

      And the rabbi ad was just asking to be written!

  7. Wednesday, 17 March 2010 5:52 pm


  8. Jen permalink
    Friday, 19 March 2010 1:31 am

    That`s really funny!! I did a double take at the subject and wasn`t sure what to expect.

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Monday, 22 March 2010 1:50 pm

      Yeah, well here at Frume Sarah’s World, you can NEVER be sure what to expect!!!!

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