Simple Questions, Complicated Answers

Simple Questions, Complicated Answers 

Why is abbreviated such a long word?
Why does monosyllabic have five syllables?
Why is brassiere singular and panties plural?
Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?
Why is a carrot more orange than an orange?
Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?
Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?
Why are they called apartments, when they're all stuck together?
Why do scientists call it research when looking for something new?
Why do they call it a building? It looks like they're finished. Why isn't it a built?
Why is it when you transport something by car, it's called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it's called cargo?
If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?
If price and worth mean the same thing, why priceless and worthless are opposites?
Is there another word for synonym?
Is it possible to be totally partial?

* When Webster wrote the first dictionary, where did he find the words?
* Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand?
* If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, how would we ever know?
* Is it good if a vacuum really sucks?
* Why do we say something is out of whack? What is whack?
* Why do "slow down" and "slow up" mean the same thing?
* Why do "fat chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing?
* Why are "wise man" and "wise guy" opposites?
* Why do tug boats push their barges?
* Why do we sing "Take me out to the ball game" when we are already there?
* Why are they called "stands" when they are made for sitting?
* Why is it called "after dark" when it really is "after light"?
* Why do "overlook" and "oversee" mean opposite things?
* If work is so terrific, why do they have to pay you to do it?
* If the whole world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?
* If you are cross-eyed and have dyslexia, can you read alright?
* Why do you press harder on the buttons of a remote control when you know the batteries are dead?
Why do we put suits in garment bags and garments in a suitcase?
* Why do we wash bath towels? Aren't we clean when we use them?
* Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
* Why do they call it a TV set, when you only get one?

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