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Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by okie, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    Did you know that "verb" is a noun?

    How can you look up words in a dictionary if you can't spell them?

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

    If two mouses are mice and two louses are lice, why aren't two houses hice?

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

    If you wrote a letter, perhaps you bote your tongue?

    If you've read a book, you can reread it. But wouldn't this also mean that you would have to "member" somebody in order to remember them?

    In Chinese, why are the words for crisis and opportunity the same?

    Is it a coincidence that the only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable?

    Is there another word for a synonym?

    Shouldn't there be a shorter word for "monosyllabic"?

    What is another word for "thesaurus"?

    Where do swear words come from?

    Why can't you make another word using all the letters in "anagram"?

    Why do fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing?

    Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?

    Why do people use the word "irregardless"?

    Why do some people type "cool" as "kewl?"

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

    Why do we say something's out of order when its broken but we never say in of order when it works?

    Why does "cleave" mean both split apart and stick together?

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

    Why does flammable and inflammable mean the same thing?

    Why does the Chinese ideogram for trouble symbolize two women living under one roof?

    Why does X stand for a kiss and O stand for a hug?

    Why doesn't "onomatopoeia" sound like what it is?

    Why don't we say "why" instead of "how come"?

    Why is "crazy man" an insult, while to insert a comma and say "Crazy, man!" is a compliment?

    Why are a wise man and wise guy opposites?

    Why is abbreviation such a long word?

    Why is dyslexic so hard to spell?

    Why is it so hard to remember how to spell MNEMONIC?

    Why is it that no word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple?

    Why is it that the word "gullible" isn't in the dictionary?

    Why is it that we recite at a play and play at a recital?

    Why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?

    Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song?

    Why is the plural of goose-geese, and not the plural of moose-meese?

    Why isn't "palindrome" spelled the same way backwards?
     
  2. vafish

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    Because the Chinese obviously have learned something over the years.
     

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    sario528 Nobody Home

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    Chinese proverb: There be no economy in going to bed early to save candles if the result be twins.
     
  4. ReyFufuRulesAll

    ReyFufuRulesAll Pantless Wonder

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    Kind of like "dog, eating chicken" (a dog which is eating dead bird chunks)

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    "Dog-eating Chicken"??? (A living bird chunk which devours canine slowpokes)

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  5. AnimalK

    AnimalK Kilted Muppet

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    Geez okie, you robbed me of 39 gratuitous OAF posts...:supergrin:
     
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    Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways???
     
  7. HandyMan Hugh

    HandyMan Hugh NRA Life Member New Member USCCA

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    Why is it that we say that we are going to take our cat to the Veteranarian to get it fixed? We actually get the cat broken. If it were fixed it would still be able to make babies.

    We make the rules and then break them immediately. One ox is an ox. more than one is OXEN. One mouse is just that. More than one mouse is MICE. If we followed those rules as we should, a farmer with more than one fox infested hen house should have FOXEN in his HENHICE!

    How come ENTRANCE (a point of entry) is the same as ENTRANCE (to mesmerize)?

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