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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Why does “cleave” mean moth split apart and stick together?
Why does “slow down” and “slow up” mean the same thing”?
Why does X stand for kiss and O stand for a hug?
Why doesn’t “onomatopoeia” sound like what it is?
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 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 isn’t palindrome spelled the same way backwards?
Why isn’t phonetic spelled the way it sounds?

  
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Evolve

Monday, April 08, 2013

  
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    Love it.

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IMPONDERABLES OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Monday, April 08, 2013

(for my fellow logophiles to ponder)

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 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?
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 “synonym?”
Shouldn’t there be a shorter word for “monosyllabic?”
What is another word for “thesaurus?”
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 we say things are “out of whack? What is a “whack?”

  
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    I'm a teacher and I totally love this. I can stump my students with some of these.

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    A whack is what you give it so it's no longer out of it.

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Zero to 200

Monday, April 08, 2013

A couple had been debating the purchase of a new auto for weeks. He wanted a new truck. She wanted a fast little sports-like car so she could zip through traffic around town. He would probably have settled on any beat up old truck, but everything she seemed to like was way out of their price range.

"Look!" she said. "I want something that goes from 0 to 200 in 4 seconds or less. And my birthday is coming up. You could surprise me."

So, for her birthday, he bought her a brand new bathroom scale.

Services will be at Downing Funeral Home on Monday the 12th. Due to the condition of the body, this will be a closed casket service. Please send your donations to the "Think Before You Say Things To Your Wife Foundation," Dallas, Texas.

  
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    Good one... had to share this with my hubby!

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    he deserved it ! LOL

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Just some laffs...

Saturday, April 06, 2013

A fourth-grade teacher was giving her pupils a lesson in logic.

"Here is the situation," she said. "A man is standing up in a boat in the middle of a river, fishing. He loses his balance, falls in, and begins splashing and yelling for help. His wife hears the commotion, knows he can't swim, and runs down to the bank. Why do you think she ran to the bank?"

A girl raised her hand and asked, "To draw out all his savings?"



Military Time

My wife never quite got the hang of the 24-hour military clock. One day she called the orderly room to speak with me. The person who answered told her to call me at the extension in the band rehearsal hall.

"He can be reached at 4700, Ma'am," the soldier advised.

With a sigh of exasperation, my wife responded, "And just what time is that?"



Unjust Criticism

Lawyers get a lot of unjust criticism. I would remind you that it is not right to condemn a whole profession just because of 350,000 bad apples.

  
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