Ralph Higgins

Ralph Higgins
color pencil sketch by Gayle Higgins

Quotes I Like

"If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools."

– Plato


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Important Correction!

A "gofer" is someone who runs around doing menial tasks, etc.

A "gopher" is a bucktoothed rodent.

In my last post, I admitted to shooting a bucktoothed "errand boy."

I type fast and usually write my blogs at one or two in the morning when I'm starting to fall asleep.  But there's no excuse. I cannot believe I misspelled "gopher."  My spell check didn't catch it either, since there are two spellings of the word.

Please be assured that I didn't shoot an errand boy and I'll be more careful in the future.


  1. homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning. The words may be spelled the same, such as rose(flower) and rose (past tense of "rise"), or differently, such as carat, caret, and carrot, or to,two, and too.

  2. I'm not sure what's changed, Ralph, but I find responding to your blog easy as PI

  3. The family that PREYS together another homophone

  4. You're right. "Gofer" and "gopher" fit the definition of homophone, but I picked the wrong word. I guess I was in a hurry. Thanks for the "defense."


  5. Well Ralph, you can tell it's summer. the posts are getting further apart. OK, I know you're visiting family so you have an excuse. Looking forward to your next post.