Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Writing for Fun: Who Puts Those...?

  • Who puts those "Thin Ice" signs out there anyway?
  • Why are they called apartments if they're all stuck together?
  • Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?
  • If 7-11 is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors?
  • Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATM?
  • Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?
  • Why is it that when you transport something by car, it's called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it's called cargo?
  • Why is there no other word for synonym?
  • Why do they report power outages on TV?
  • Why do people who know the least know it the loudest?
  • If the cops arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent?
  • Why is the word abbreviation so long?
  • When companies ship styrofoam, what do they pack it in?
  • When your pet bird sees you reading the newspaper, does he wonder why you're just sitting there, staring at carpeting?
  • Why is it that writers write, but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce, and hammers don't ham?
  • If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth?
  • If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught?
  • How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same?
  • Why is it that when a house burns up, it burns down?
  • Why do you get in and out of a car, but get on and off a bus.
  • When the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

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