Thursday, June 17, 2010

Relationshop* (for Relationship*)

I kind of love relationshop, a low probability error on the Ballard List which is a typo for relationship.

Relationshop sounds like it should be a real word, but what could it mean? Let me give it a try:

Main Entry: re•la•tion•shop
Function: noun

1 : A store where customers can purchase new family members, or exchange/return those who have been troublesome. Perfect for welcoming a new baby to the family, or ridding oneself of troublesome in-laws and bratty younger siblings.

Use of "relationshop" in a sentence: “Beth’s parents were surprised when they returned home to find she’d taken her little brother down to the relationshop and replaced him with a new puppy.”

(Golden Retriever puppy photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Leanne Olson

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