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I'll bet you think you have problems, hmm? Well you'll feel a lot better after you hear about mine.

Oh the stress, the humiliation! I ranted and raved and fumed and complained! I strive to be professional. I do my best to present a refined air of writerly sophistication. But sometimes that isn't enough. Sometimes I just can't help making an ass of myself. :-[

But this time it wasn't my fault. Well, not entirely. I blame cultural differences. You-you would too...wouldn't you?

The whole ugly, unfortunate incident is detailed (and artfully illustrated) on my blog in the post titled: "Did that Writer Just Call Me a Ho?" http://bit.ly/mMbGS7

Full link: http://daisydexterdobbs.blogspot.com/2011/05/did-that-writer-just-call-me-ho.html

May your day be filled with laughter,

--Daisy
 

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Great post, Daisy. I tweeted it because it needs to be shared. Yes, 'ho' is not the Scots word for that particular occupation. *chuckle*
 

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Thank you SO much for sharing that, what a hilarious story!
 

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RedAdept, Debi, JR & Patricia--thanks for letting me know you enjoyed reading about my mortification!

JR--how lovely of you to tweet about it! So I unfollowed one Scot on Twitter and now I'm following another. Good trade off, I think! :)

Thanks Marguerite! ...Let's not tell anyone I paid you to say that. ;-)
 

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Loved it! And your illustrations are simply wonderful - I can't believe you've illustrated the incident so lavishly.  Too funny.  I don't think the expression is only British - it's perhaps old fashioned.  I've certainly used it though I'm accustomed to perplexed looks when I use all sorts of anachronistic expressions.  "Hey, ho, it's off to work I go..." rings a bell for me.
 

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The phrase is often hyphenated which may be a wise practice.

Hey-ho. ROFL
 

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Thanks so much, Chumlyb! :) At the risk of revealing my Paleolithic origins, I remember Louis Nye on the old Steve Allen show when I was a kid saying "Hi ho, Steverino." So I guess it was a common expression here in the US too at one time. And now I'm sitting here smiling because I'm reasonably certain 99% of the people here are scratching their youthful heads and going "Louis Nye? Steve Allen? Huh?" LOL

JR: Where were you and your handy translation skills when I needed you? LOL

Thanks very much, Mike! I'm on my way...
 

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Cleverly done.  ;D

As a Brit I'll have to be careful where I use that phrase. Have also learned to write tidbit instead of titbit when addressing Americans after a heated discussion about the correct spelling. Seems that Americans are a bit coy about using titbit (a morsel). :-[
 

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Daisy Dexter Dobbs said:
Thanks so much, Chumlyb! :) At the risk of revealing my Paleolithic origins, I remember Louis Nye on the old Steve Allen show when I was a kid saying "Hi ho, Steverino." So I guess it was a common expression here in the US too at one time. And now I'm sitting here smiling because I'm reasonably certain 99% of the people here are scratching their youthful heads and going "Louis Nye? Steve Allen? Huh?" LOL

JR: Where were you and your handy translation skills when I needed you? LOL

Thanks very much, Mike! I'm on my way...
Didn't the Lone Ranger say something like, "Hi Ho, Silver' before galloping off to the save the day? :-\
 

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You are hereby granted the "Giggle-of-the-Day' Award !!

Thanks for Sharing
 
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