Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Things That Make You Go Hmmm ... #1

In the spirit of Monty Python (even the late Graham Chapman), Stephen Wirght, the late Douglas Adams (author of the Hithchiker's Guide to the Galaxy), and all things ridiculous, I am adding another of what I hope will become periodic but regular features to the postings that I use for education and enlightenment on the readers of this blog site. The sole purpose of this bit nonsense is to make you scratch your head (and perhaps chuckle) over the illogical extremes to which the English language can be taken. I hope that you enjoy these as much as I do.
 
  • If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t more people happy?
  • Why does you nose run and your feet smell?
  • Why do we put suits in a garment bag and garments in a suitcase?
  • Why are goods sent by vehicle called shipments and goods sent by ship called cargo?
  • Why do they call it quicksand when you actually sink into it very slowly?
  • What if there were no such things as hypothetical situations?
  • Would sign makers be scabs if while on strike they wrote something on their picket signs?
  • If absence makes the heart grow fonder, are people who have never met in love?
  • If you’re not supposed to drink and drive, why do they sell beer and wine at gas stations?
  • If you try to fail and succeed, what have you done?

I don't know about you, but I want some answers!


2 comments:

Hooda Thunkit said...

Tim,

You're making my head hurt...

:-)

Tim Higgins said...

hooda,

Ah, the sweet smell of success...