Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ponderings

1. Is it good if a vacuum really sucks?

2. Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand?

3. If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, how would we ever know?

4. If Webster wrote the first dictionary, where did he find the words?

5. Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack?

6. Why does “slow down” and “slow up” mean the same thing?

7. Why does “fat chance” and “slim chance” mean the same thing?

8. Why do “tug” boats push their barges?

9. Why do we sing “Take me out to the ball game,” when we are already there?

10. Why are they called “stands” when they are made for sitting?

11. Why is it called “after dark” when it really is “after light”?

12. Doesn’t “expecting the unexpected” make the unexpected expected?

13. Why are a “wise man” and”wise guy” opposites?

14. Why do “overlook” and “oversee” mean opposite things?

15.. Why is “phonics” not spelled the way it sounds?

16. If work is so terrific, why do they have to pay you to do it?

17.. If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?

18. If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

19. If you are cross-eyed and have dyslexia, can you read all right?

20. Why is bra singular and panties plural?

21. Why do you press harder on the buttons of a remote control when you know the batteries are dead?

22. Why do we put suits in garment bags and garments in a suitcase?

23. How come abbreviated is such a long word?

24. Why do we wash bath towels? Aren’t we clean when we use them?

25. Why doesn’t glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

26. Why do they call it a TV set when you only have one?

27. Christmas, what other time of the year do you sit in front of a dead tree, and eat candy out of your socks?

6 comments:

A Lady's Life said...

good question Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of a tube? But I think it does eventually if you don't use it.
I'd like a go at answering number 17.While you are looking at them they are looking at you .
The last one puts you off Christmas. lol

subrosa said...

I'll answer 18 Baron. It's to do with the feel good factor. I mean for the person wearing it not the person viewing it ;)

Canajun said...

Love these lists - always one or two I hadn't heard before.

The Old Fart said...

More random things to think about, some of the list I read before, like the Christmas one, I'll be more careful what Christmas Candy I eat now.

Blessings wished for you my friend

Peter (Worldman): said...

Man, man, your questions put everything that has been going on in this world since the beginning in doubt.

bikerted said...

And don't forget, gravity does not exist - the earth sucks. Must be down to all the vacuum cleaners. Wonder what would happen if the plug was pulled on all of them?