Wednesday, June 11, 2008


  • If "recess" means to take a break, does that mean a "recession" is a break from economic strength?
  • If someone who knits is a knitter and a person who manages things is a manager, why isn't someone who cooks called a cooker?
  • If stranded means to be cut off or left behind, why do we call yarn carried together with other yarns "stranding"?
  • Why does the drive-through menu at a local fast-food restaurant include Braille?
  • If internet mail is "e-mail" and telephone messages are "voice mail," should class notes be called "know-mail"?
  • Why does Alaska have interstate highways?
  • If a salad is by definition a mix of ingredients, is a package labeled "salad mix" redundant?
  • What is the synonym for "thesaurus"?
  • If a man gets dog-tired, why can't a dog get man-tired?
  • How many standardized tests does it take to prove tests don't improve achievement?
  • Why is water free out of the tap, but costs as soon as it's bottled?
  • Why do people ask, "Can I ask you a question?"

Just asking.

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