I've been wondering and ….

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  1. Is it good if a vacuum really sucks?
  2. Why is the third hand on a 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 is really “after light”?
  12. Doesn’t “expecting the unexpected” make the unexpected expected?
  13. Why are a “wise man” and a “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 year do you sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of your socks?
  28. Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?
    I dunno , why do we?
    ~Steve~                                    H/T    Grouchy
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0 responses to “I've been wondering and ….

  1. hehehehehee….the most rewarding part of being a ‘mature’
    philosopher….is finding the answer,but then forgetting the
    question …… and the answer is still 42 🙂

  2. Good First Day morning, friends! There’s so much to reflect upon in this list, that it’s kind of scary…. because we’ve done it to ourselves! Forty years ago Reeford Shea pointed out to me that in New Zealand –his home– wall-mounted toggle switches for overhead lighting were devoid of the “on” “off” labels ours have. “After all,” he said, “when you walk into the room it’s dark, so you can’t read them, and when the lights are on, you don’t need them!”

  3. All good questions; many are funny. It must be the lachrymose effect of the cold/flu bug, but I find this one — in the words of Samuel Taylor’s Ancient Mariner — sad as sad could be:
    “17. If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?”

    • So a happy answer to why are the stands for sitting? Vancouver Canucks, my favourite team, just barely beating out the New york Rangers, won the PRESIDENT’S TROPHY in the NHL for the second straight year and no one was sitting in the stands!!!!! Now on to the Stanley Cup.
      Happy Easter Everyone!!!

      • Because we are goofy beyond all belief [GBAB] on certain aspects of life. It may be a permanent effect from 400 years of cold on Europeans who weren’t ready to live in areas where Winter is colder than USDA Zone 4. I say that where sweet red apples stop growing, we should stop going, and be glad natives are willing to look after all that snow and ice. Count me out!

    • Genius, that one, pure genius! I better check my ticket to be sure I’m in the right seat….

  4. Soo funny cuz! Thanks for this one. Happy Easter to you & yours.

  5. Because the sign tells us not to, and rules must be followed! Actually, it comes from Fire Regulations, to prevent stampedes and confusion.

  6. Yeppers, it’s a major mind-bender fer sure!

  7. whack: “honey look in da kitchen the cat has whacked da mouse”

  8. Thanks, Steve–that was fun!


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