I love Craigslist. I've found some wonderful bargains on there and even made friends with some of the sellers I've bought from. I found a home for two of our roosters using Craigslist, which meant two less that I had to put in the pot - hooray!
But, sometimes, the ads are amusing - intentionally or otherwise. The following ad, I think, falls into the "otherwise" category. See for yourself:
*****HOLSTEIN HEIFER***** (HEISKELLL)
I HAVE ONE HOLSTEIN HEIFER FOR SALE SHE WILL BE WEANED IN TWO WEEKS SHE HAS GREAT CONFIRMATION THE ONLY THING IS I DON'T KNOW IF SHE IS FERTILE OR NOT BUT THE VET SAID IT WAS A FIFTY-FIFTY CHANCE.***IF INTERESTED CALL BEFORE SHES GONE***
And now, the photo:
Cute calf, isn't it? But, do you see its underbelly? Either this "heifer" has one heck of an umbilical hernia OR there is actually ZERO chance it will ever carry a calf. Because it's a boy.
I think its probably the case that the advertiser just doesn't know that "heifer" refers to a young female cow... simply a misuse of the terminology. Or, that they don't know the difference between male and female cattle, which is kind of scary. Still, it gave me a chuckle, so I thought I'd share!