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    Question why is it????

    Why is "bra" singular and "panties" plural?

    Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up like every two hours?

    Why are you IN a movie, but you are ON TV?

    and last Why do banks charge you a "non-sufficient funds fee" on money they already know you don't have?

    do you every wonder why??
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    Where does bellybutton fluff come from?

    And why is it always BLUE?


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    Well, while we're at it:

    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?

    Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?
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    Where do swear words come from?

    From wikipedia:

    Origin of 'Fuck'

    In (old) Irish law, if a couple were caught committing adultery, they would be punished "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge In the Nude", with "FUCKIN" written on the stocks above them to denote the crime.

    Another theory is that of a royal permission. During the Black Death in the Middle Ages, towns were trying to control populations and their interactions. Since uncontaminated resources were scarce, many towns required permission to have children. Hence, the legend goes, that couples that were having children were required to first obtain royal permission (usually from a local magistrate or lord) and then place a sign somewhere visible from the road in their home that said "Fornicating Under Consent of King", which was later shortened to "FUCK".

    (Both urban myths but nicely creative)


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

    I don't know. Can't find anything on the net about the reason. It's a puzzle. You'd think it should be there if the compilers were doing their jobs properly. Must be the cutbacks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kerry lad in town View Post
    Why is "bra" singular and "panties" plural?

    Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up like every two hours?

    Why are you IN a movie, but you are ON TV?

    and last Why do banks charge you a "non-sufficient funds fee" on money they already know you don't have?

    do you every wonder why??
    Funk that !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno69 View Post
    Funk that !
    Just in case you youngsters don't know what funk that is referring to
    FUNK DAT lyrics SADAT X

    And why is it that the Irish word for black man translates as blue man ( fear gorm)
    I know we didn't have many black people here until more recent times but come on????

    Maybe some wise-ass came back from Africa in the 19th century, went to the pub, got hammered, and when people asked him was it true the people were a different colour, he said 'shit yeah, they were like blue or whatever' before falling into a drunken coma. Or maybe not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BootSlick55 View Post

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

    I don't know. Can't find anything on the net about the reason. It's a puzzle. You'd think it should be there if the compilers were doing their jobs properly. Must be the cutbacks.
    Ehhh ... let me get this straight:

    You checked to see if the word "gullible" was in the dictionary?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotus View Post
    Is it a coincidence that the only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable?
    What about dermatoglyphics?

    “I wish you wouldn’t keep appearing and vanishing so suddenly; you make one quite giddy!”
    “All right,” said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone.

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    all very informative guys and girls you have got me thinking

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    Push doors should not have handles! Handles are meant for pulling not pushing..

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