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Jun 20, 2022 13:45:22   #
SteveR Loc: Dallas
 
I like #2, but there are a number of good ones. If you know any twins, bring up #3.

1. If poison expires, is it more poisonous or is it no longer poisonous?
2. Which letter is silent in the word "Scent," the S or the C?
3. Do twins ever realize that one of them is unplanned?
4. Why is the letter W, in English, called double U? Shouldn't it be called double V?
5. Maybe oxygen is slowly killing you and It just takes 75-100 years to fully work.
6. Every time you clean something, you just make something else dirty.
7. The word "swims" upside-down is still "swims"
8. 100 years ago everyone owned a horse and only the rich had cars. Today everyone has cars and only the rich own horses.
9. If you replace "W" with "T" in "What, Where and When", you get the answer to each of them.
Great confusions are still unresolved
1. At a movie theater, which armrest is yours?
2. If people evolve from monkeys, why are monkeys still around?
3. Why is there a 'D' in the fridge, but not in the refrigerator?
4. Who knew what time it was when the first clock was made?
And now...
Vagaries of English Language
- Why isn't a Fireman called a Water-man?
- Why does Lipstick not do what it says?
- If money doesn't grow on trees, why do Banks have Branches?
- If a Vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a Humanitarian eat?
- How do you get off a non-stop Flight?
- Why are goods sent by a ship called CARGO and those sent by truck SHIPMENT?
- Why do we put cups in the dishwasher and the dishes in the Cupboard?
- Why do doctors 'practice' medicine? Are they having practice at the cost of the patients?
- Why is it called 'Rush Hour' when traffic moves at its slowest then?
- Why do Noses run and Feet smell?

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Jun 20, 2022 13:49:09   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 

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Jun 20, 2022 13:54:14   #
SteveFranz
 
Why is there a "D" in Fridge?

Because way back then Frigidaire was the primary manufacturer of refrigerators. And their name was synonymous for refrigerators.

Same way the term "it's a doozy" came about. Duesenberg made superlative automobiles and their name became synonymous for something fabulous.

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Jun 20, 2022 14:12:31   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
SteveFranz wrote:
Why is there a "D" in Fridge?

Because way back then Frigidaire was the primary manufacturer of refrigerators. And their name was synonymous for refrigerators.

Same way the term "it's a doozy" came about. Duesenberg made superlative automobiles and their name became synonymous for something fabulous.


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Jun 20, 2022 14:46:34   #
amfoto1 Loc: San Jose, Calif. USA
 
Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?

Why are apartments all stuck together?

Why are the seats on airplanes flotation devices? Shouldn't they be parachutes?

Shouldn't "phonetic" be spelled "fownetick"?

If "pro" is the opposite of "con", does that mean "progress" is the opposite of "congress"?

Why did Kamikaze pilots wear helmets? And how did they survive training?

Why do we sing "Take me out to the ball game" when we're already there?

If we're not supposed to drink and drive, why do liquor stores have parking lots and why do they ask to see your drivers license?

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Jun 20, 2022 22:13:54   #
RiJoRi Loc: Sandy Ridge, NC
 
. Why is the letter W, in English, called double U? Shouldn't it be called double V?

'cuz a lo-o-ong time ago, U and V were the same letter. Just like I and J. So was J. Caesar's name actually "IVLIVS"? 🤔

--Rich

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Jun 21, 2022 06:09:25   #
HOHIMER
 
SteveFranz wrote:
Why is there a "D" in Fridge?

Because way back then Frigidaire was the primary manufacturer of refrigerators. And their name was synonymous for refrigerators.

Same way the term "it's a doozy" came about. Duesenberg made superlative automobiles and their name became synonymous for something fabulous.


Or. "Please hoover the carpet."

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Jun 21, 2022 07:07:46   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
SteveR wrote:
I like #2, but there are a number of good ones. If you know any twins, bring up #3.

1. If poison expires, is it more poisonous or is it no longer poisonous?
2. Which letter is silent in the word "Scent," the S or the C?
3. Do twins ever realize that one of them is unplanned?
4. Why is the letter W, in English, called double U? Shouldn't it be called double V?
5. Maybe oxygen is slowly killing you and It just takes 75-100 years to fully work.
6. Every time you clean something, you just make something else dirty.
7. The word "swims" upside-down is still "swims"
8. 100 years ago everyone owned a horse and only the rich had cars. Today everyone has cars and only the rich own horses.
9. If you replace "W" with "T" in "What, Where and When", you get the answer to each of them.
Great confusions are still unresolved
1. At a movie theater, which armrest is yours?
2. If people evolve from monkeys, why are monkeys still around?
3. Why is there a 'D' in the fridge, but not in the refrigerator?
4. Who knew what time it was when the first clock was made?
And now...
Vagaries of English Language
- Why isn't a Fireman called a Water-man?
- Why does Lipstick not do what it says?
- If money doesn't grow on trees, why do Banks have Branches?
- If a Vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a Humanitarian eat?
- How do you get off a non-stop Flight?
- Why are goods sent by a ship called CARGO and those sent by truck SHIPMENT?
- Why do we put cups in the dishwasher and the dishes in the Cupboard?
- Why do doctors 'practice' medicine? Are they having practice at the cost of the patients?
- Why is it called 'Rush Hour' when traffic moves at its slowest then?
- Why do Noses run and Feet smell?
I like #2, but there are a number of good ones. I... (show quote)


Feet don't smell!! They stink!!

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Jun 21, 2022 07:51:28   #
Dannj
 
RiJoRi wrote:
. Why is the letter W, in English, called double U? Shouldn't it be called double V?

'cuz a lo-o-ong time ago, U and V were the same letter. Just like I and J. So was J. Caesar's name actually "IVLIVS"? 🤔

--Rich


It is in French: doubleve

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Jun 21, 2022 08:37:07   #
DaleBrown
 
Noses smell…feet run!

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Jun 21, 2022 09:19:44   #
StanMac Loc: Tennessee
 
Some of these remind me of bits in George Carlin’s or Steven Wright’s comedy routines.

Stan

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Jun 21, 2022 09:34:33   #
DaleBrown
 
👍

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Jun 21, 2022 10:10:17   #
Just Shoot Me Loc: Ithaca, NY
 
Some oldies but goodies.

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Jun 21, 2022 10:42:42   #
Larry Maxon
 
Also. why do you drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?

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Jun 21, 2022 22:38:30   #
josquin1 Loc: Massachusetts
 
RiJoRi wrote:
. Why is the letter W, in English, called double U? Shouldn't it be called double V?

'cuz a lo-o-ong time ago, U and V were the same letter. Just like I and J. So was J. Caesar's name actually "IVLIVS"? 🤔

--Rich

The Dutch and Germans do call W double V.

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