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Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by KJJ, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    1. Why do they call a street that's meant to be driven on a parkway and a place you park a driveway? :confused:

    2. Why is there a fine for parking in a handicap zone without a permit but it's legal for a perfectly healthy person to use a toilet designed for the handicapped?

    3. Why do they call them "stands" when they're meant for sitting? Am I the only one who wonders about **** like this? lol

    4.Why do they call something transported by a car or truck a shipment and something transported by ship a cargo? Can't we get anything right!

    5. I always wondered why the Wizard Of Oz got Dorothy back home. Gave the scarecrow a brain, the tin man a heart, the lion some courage but didn't give Toto a damn thing. Toto was hero for crying out loud! He escaped from the witches castle while spears were being tossed at him and led the other two back to Dorothy and ended up getting nothing! You would have thought the Wizard would have given him a ****ing bone or something. :mad:

    6. Why do they call something "cute as a button'? What kind of compliment is that? I've never thought of a button as being cute.

    7. It's true roses are red but how come they say violets are blue when they're violet? :confused:

    8. If a word was misspelled in the dictionary how would we know?

    9. When people say, "I'm so tired it's not even funny" or "my head hurts so much it's not even funny", why would it even be funny in the first place?

    10. Why is it people say "this goes without saying" but they go ahead and say it anyway?

    11. If Hooters were to become a door-to-door service would they have to change their name to Knockers? lol

    12. Aren't the 'good things that come to those who wait' just the leftovers from the people that got there first? I don't see anything good in that.

    13. If you pay for a flight and your plane crashes before it reaches it's destination and you survive, do you get a refund? I would tell the airline "I paid for a flight to LA not a cornfield in Kansas!".

    14. Why do kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

    15. Why do they sterilize needles before giving a lethal injection?

    16. In the song, she'll be coming around the mountain, who is she? Does anyone know? That's always been a burning question. :confused:

    17. How come you play at a recital, but recite at a play?

    18. Why is it when we talk to God we're praying, but when God talks to us we're considered nuts?

    19. Are Lipton employees allowed to take coffee breaks?

    20. If the # 2 pencil is so popular why is it still # 2? Strange how we never hear about the #1 pencil. :write:
  2. Bigdog

    Bigdog Well-Known Member

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    An 8 year old asked this to me:

    Why do hot dogs come in a package of 8 but the hot dog buns come in package of 6?
  3. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    When I was a kid me and a friend walked into a drugstore and saw condoms in boxes of 3, 6 and 12. My friend ask me why they come in boxes of 3 ,6 and 12. I told him the box of 3 are for high school guys for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. The box of 6 are for college guys, two for Friday, two for Saturday and two for Sunday. The box of 12 are for married men. One for January, one for February, one for March....
  4. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Were palindromes words creation intentional?

    1. racecar
    2. tenet
    3. civic
    4. level
    5. rotator
    6. rotor
    7. kayak
    8. reviver

    How about phrases?
    1. Was it a rat I saw
    2. Step on no pets
    3. Sit on a potato pan, Otis
    4. Lisa Bonet ate no basil
    5. Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas
    6. I roamed under it as a tired nude Maori
    7. Rats live on no evil star

    How about actual people's names?

    1. Lon Nol, Prime Minister of Cambodia (1913-1985)
    2. Nisio Isin, is a Japanese novelist and manga writer
    3. Robert Trebor, an actor who DID chance his name so it would be a palindrome
    4. Revilo Oliver, a Neo-Nazi philologist
    5. Mike Kim is a common palindrome
    6. The name Hannah
  5. Bigdog

    Bigdog Well-Known Member

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    So true, so true.
  6. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    the #2 talks about the graphite density and the tone it leaves when drawing...

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  7. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    It's a shame it will never be a winner, cause there is no prize for second place! ;)
  8. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    second place is the first place loser. i hated that one
  9. Temo

    Temo Active Member

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    1. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_do_we_park_in_the_driveway_and_drive_on_the_parkway

    2. Because going to the bathroom takes a few minutes at the most; parking often occupies a spot for hours

    3. "In the United States, smaller stands are called bleachers, and are usually far more basic and typically single-tiered (hence the difference from a "grand stand"). Early baseball games were often staged at fairgrounds, and the term "grandstand" came along when standalone baseball parks began to be built. A covered bleacher may be called a "pavilion," also to distinguish from the main "grandstand"."

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandstand

    4. Um, that's an odd question to be sure.

    5. The Wizard of Oz was actually political allegory written in 1900. Every character that got something therefore had a reason for getting it. It's best explained here in short, and I'm sure you can google up some of the more interesting interpretations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_interpretations_of_The_Wonderful_Wizard_of_Oz

    6. I really have no idea, and I hate the phrase myself. I suppose it may have something to do with smallness, since most cute things are smaller in stature.

    7. Violet (or purple) is a shade of blue, and you need a word that rhymes with "you".

    8. In the literal sense, you wouldn't know. It's an improbable situation to say the least, however.

    9. Dumb phraseology gets me too.

    10. See above.

    11. There's a business idea for you.

    12. I think you're confused here.

    13. I would imagine you could settle out of the court with the airline for far more than you paid for the ticket.

    14. From what I've heard, their radio communications were in their helmets.

    15. Err... what if you missed and hit yourself? I didn't even know they did this.

    16. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She'll_Be_Coming_'Round_the_Mountain

    There's some good guesses there.

    17. Those actions are not uniquely ascribed. You can recite a piece at a recital as well and I've never heard an actor describe their profession as "reciting" words.

    18. No comment, for fear of offending.

    19. Sure, why not.

    20. If you were an artist, you'd know all about #1 lead :)

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