Thursday, February 17, 2011

Just for Fun!

This is corny, I know. But I got it in an e-mail, it made me laugh, so thought it might do the same for you ---

Why is the third hand on a watch called the second hand?

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

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

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

5. Why does "slow down" and " slow up" mean the same thing?

Why does "fat chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing?

7. Why do "tug" boats push their barges?

8. Why do we sing "Take me out to the ball game" when we are already there?

9. Why are they called "stands" when they are made for sitting?

10. Why is it called "after dark" when it is really "after light"?

11. Doesn't "expecting the unexpected" make the unexpected expected?

12. Why are a "wise man" and a "wise guy" opposites?

Why do "overlook" and "oversee" mean opposite things?

14. Why is "phonics" not spelled the way it sounds?

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

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

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

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

19. Why is bra singular and panties plural?

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

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

22. How come abbreviated is such a long word?

23. Why do we wash bath towels? Aren't we clean when we use them?

24. Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

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

26. Christmas - What other time of year do you sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of your socks?

27. Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?

I dunno, why do we?


Needled Mom said...

Food for thought for the weekend!!!

Midlife Mom said...

That is really cute!! What a hoot!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

#14....the one I think, about the phonics, I've asked that for eons. LOL

Kathleen said...

Now here's some food for thought! Very cute and yes, makes one think!

nancygrayce said...

I'm glad I didn't read this until today. It made me laugh and boy did I ever need to! :) Thanks!

Maine Mom said...

Fun! I'm going to go ask my kids these questions. :-)

PEA said...

Now my brain hurts from trying to think of the answers to these questions! LOL

grammy said...

Great questions to ponder for sure (o: