Silly Saturday

Is it good if a vacuum really sucks?

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?

If Webster wrote the first dictionary, where did he find the words?

Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack?

Why does “slow down” and “slow up” mean the same thing?

Why does “fat chance” and “slim chance” mean the same thing?

Why do “tug” boats push their barges?

Why do we sing “Take me out to the ball game” when we’re already there?

Why are they called “stands” when they are made for sitting?

6 Comments on “Silly Saturday

  1. I love oxymorons. How about this one. Why does 'bad' mean something cool and something undesirable?

  2. Hmmm – those are good ones! You do have to wonder how these sayings got started.

  3. Clueless,that is a good one.Just Be Real,thank you for stopping by,and yes a lot of things to ponder.Mari,I wonder about them all the time.

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