Random/weird thoughts

Things that I have discovered either by myself or online-

  • Why is freight carried by boat called cargo while freight carried by truck called shipment?
  • Slightly related to above- Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?
  • Why do the people who make Dunbar trucks even bother putting the words, “Driver carries no cash” on them?
  • Why is hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia the phobia of long words?
  • Slightly related to above- Why is abbreviated such a long word?
  • Sign on door at restaurant- “Sorry, we’re open.”
  • Why is it that doctors call what they do ‘practice’?
  • Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
  • Since bread is square/rectangular, why is sandwich meat round?
  • Also slightly related to above- Why do round pizzas come in square boxes?
  • Why is it that people say they “slept like a baby” when babies wake up like every two hours?
  • Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put good money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?
  • Why are you IN a movie, but you are ON TV?
  • If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?
  • If flying is so safe, why do they call the place where you get on/off the airplane the terminal?
  • Why isn’t there mouse-flavored cat food?
  • Why don’t we ever see the headline, “Psychic Wins Lottery?”
  • Why is the third hand on a watch called the second hand?
  • Why do we buy trash bags anyways? We seriously buy them just to throw them out…
  • Why does the word “Lisp” have a “s” in it?
  • Why do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke?
  • Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dish washing liquid made with real lemons?
  • Why do banks have to chain their pens to their counters and leave their vault doors open?
  • Why do they sell hot dogs in packages of 10 and hot dog buns in packages of 8?
  • Why is there Braille on drive-through ATM machines?
  • Why do pharmacies arrange their store so that sick people have to walk all the way to the back to get their medicine while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front?
  • Why do people park their cars, worth thousands of dollars, outside on the driveway where everybody and anybody can see it while they store their useless junk in their garage?
  • Why is the word dictionary in the dictionary?
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