When Confusion 'Rains'
Is it good if a
vacuum really 'sucks'?
Why is the third
hand on the watch called the second hand?
If a word is misspelled
in the dictionary, how would we ever know?
If Webster wrote
the first dictionary, where did he find the words?
Why do we say something
is 'out of whack'? What is a whack?
Why does "slow
down" and "slow up" mean the same thing?
Why does "fat
chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing?
Why do "tug"
boats push their barges?
Why do we sing,
"Take me out to the ball game," when we are already there?
Why are they called
"stands," when they are made for sitting?
Why is it called
"after dark," when it really is "after light"?
the unexpected," make the unexpected expected?
Why are a "wise
man" and a "wise guy" opposites?
Why do "overlook"
and "oversee" mean opposite things?
Why is "phonics"
not spelled the way it sounds?
If work is so terrific,
why do they have to pay you to do it?
If all the world
is a stage, where is the audience sitting?
If love is blind,
why is lingerie so popular?
If you are cross-eyed
and have dyslexia, can you read all right?
Why is bra singular
and panties plural?
Why do we put suits
in garment bags and garments in a suitcase?
How come abbreviated
is such a long word?
Why do we wash
bath towels? Aren't we clean when we use them?
Why doesn't glue
stick to the inside of the bottle?
Why do they call
it a TV set when you only have one?
Why do we drive
on a parkway and park on a driveway?
Why do you press
even harder on the buttons of a remote control when you know the batteries
other time of the year do you sit in front of a dead tree and eat
candy out of your socks?