Saturday, December 5, 2009

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU SAY, "HUH?"

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 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 the 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?

6 comments:

Bish Denham said...

Funny! I've always wondered about #15 myself.

Lily Robinson said...

Just goes to show why we're so screwed up!

I was hoping you'd answer #5, as I recently posed the question in a post. Now, I guess I'll never know...

Rena said...

Great post, Kim! I love stuff like this. In fact, I have a few books on things like this. One is called "Why Do Men Have Nipples?" and the other is "Why Do Donuts Have Holes?" Fun stuff!

Kelly said...

Silly thoughts for a Saturday!

Kim Kasch said...

Bish: Eye doent no

Lily: fawnics should not be spelled with a p

;)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

WHERE do you find these things? So funny.