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Today's Joke About language

Wednesday, August 10, 2022


  • 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?
  • Why is phonics not spelled the way it sounds?
  • 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?
  • How come abbreviated is such a long word?
  • 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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