Have you ever wondered at some of the absurdities our wonderful language brings?
I won’t go into the possibilities of these for teaching children about grammar and words or even numeracy at this point – just enjoy with me some of the questions that I’ve never been able to answer properly.
What do you think?
- Where would we be if there were no hypothetical questions?
- If bread is usually square why is cold meat for sandwiches usually round?
- Is there another word for a synonym?
- What was the best thing before sliced bread?
- Why is it called lipstick when you can still move your lips?
- How can you tell if you’ve run out of invisible ink?
- If you try to fail but actually succeed – which have you done?
- Why do shops offer ‘Free Gift’ – aren’t all gifts free?
- If people want to have their two ‘penneth but only want to give you a penny for your thoughts – who gets the extra penny?
- Why do we call it ‘Rush Hour’ when not much traffic is moving?
- Why do people say they slept like a baby when most of them wake up every 2 hours?
- What happens if you get ‘scared half to death’ twice?
- How come ‘fat chance’ and slim chance’ mean just about the same thing?
- Why is the word ‘abbreviation’ so long?
- Why do noses run but feet smell?
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