Contributed by Nancy P. Blinn, Reader's Digest, October, 1993, p. 92
Mother or Smother?
The speaker at our women's club was lecturing on marriage and asked the audience how many of us wanted to "mother" our husbands. One member in the back row raised her hand.
"You do want to &ls;mother' your husband?" the speaker asked.
"Mother?" the woman echoed. "I thought you said &ls;smother.'