1. Why is the third hand on a watch called the second hand?

2. If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, how would we ever know?

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

4. Why do we say something is "out of whack"? What IS a whack? How do you get in one?

5. Why do "slow down" and "slow up" mean the same thing?

6. Why do "fat chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing?

7. Why do tugboats PUSH barges?

8. Why do we sing "Take me out to the ball game" when we are already there?

9. Why are they called "stands" when they are made for sitting?

10. Why is it call "after dark" when it really is "after light"?

11. Doesn't "expecting the unexpected" make the unexpected expected?

12. Why are a "wise man" and a "wise guy" opposites?

13. Why do "overlook" and "oversee" mean opposite things?

14. Why is "phonics" not spelled the way it sounds?

15. If work is so terrific, why do they have to pay you to do it?

16. If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?

17. If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

18. Why do you press harder on the buttons of a remote control when you know the batteries are dead?

19. Why do we put suits in garment bags and garments in a suitcase?

20. How come abbreviated is such a long word?

21. Why do we wash bath towels? Aren't we clean when we use them?

22. Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

23. Why do they call it a TV set when you only have one?

24. Why do we drive on “parkways” and park on “driveways”?