Recently I was editing a story in which a man and a woman are having sex (as men and women are wont to do). The man is looking the woman over appreciatively, taking in her numerous attributes, with particular attention to…”her bar.”
I’m not ashamed to say I have a pretty dirty mind, and I have spent my share of hours in the nether regions of the Interwebs, but I had no idea what this meant. Some kind of odd sex slang I’d never heard? I went to Google.
The problem is that googling “bar,” “woman’s bar,” “her bar,” “sex bar,” and so on, is that you just get results about alcohol-serving establishments. Same for Urban Dictionary. Google, my trusty steed, could not avail me that day.
I racked (not wracked) my brains. What on earth…?
And then, as if struck by a bolt from on high, I had a literary epiphany.
It wasn’t obscure terminology. It was a typo.
It was, of course, her bra.
I do love a sexy bar
Some people like push-up bars. I say, why not do your push-ups at home?
push-up bars are nice and all but they’re a bit misleading if you ask me. Sports bars…that’s where its at.
Okay now THAT was funny.
All I can do is LOL at this conversation and hope my lab-mates don’t judge me too harshly. XD
I’m judging you RIGHT NOW 😡
Oh wait that’s a lie 🙂
It appears my search-fu is stronger than yours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spreader_bar
Which, given your typo theory is much more likely, might not be helpful in this instance.
Hahahaha…well, fortunately or unfortunately, that particular meaning wouldn’t have fit this particular scene’s context.
I am, however, pretty excited to finally have the kind of blog where I write posts about editing and people link to BDSM equipment in the comment section, and it isn’t spam. I can finally check that item off my bucket list. 🙂
There is, I suppose, a common thread of correction to the two activities.
“You like it when I delete your superfluous adverbs, don’t you, sentence? Don’t you?”
This is now my favorite comment section of all time. All other comment sections can go home.