Thursday, January 13, 2011


When you think about it, we really do have a strange language. Consider the following:

A wise man and a wise guy are opposites.

We say something is out of order when it's broken but seldom say it's in order when it works.

Don't you think it's odd that fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing?

We recite at a play and play at a recital.

Is it a coincidence that the only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable?

Why do people use the word irregardless?

If two mouses are mice and two louses are lice, why aren't two houses hice?
Who put our alphabet in the order it is? Was it because of the song?

If you wrote a letter, perhaps you bote your tongue. (Think about that one!)

Isn't it odd that "verb" is a noun?

This is strange. . .in Chinese the word for crisis and opportunity are the same.

A crazy man is an insult, but insert a comma and say, "Crazy, man!" and it's a compliment.

If the plural of goose is geese, shouldn't the plural of moose be meese?

There are no words in the English language to rhyme with month, orange, purple or silver.

Slow down and slow up mean the same thing.

Is there another word for synonym?

What about another word for thesaurus?
Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?

Strange that abbreviation is such a long word.

Why do flammable and inflammable mean the same thing?

Why does X stand for kiss and O stand for hug?

Why doesn't onomatopoeia sound like what it is?

OK. I'll Zzzz-iiiip it up here! 


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