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?