Sometimes something’s just don’t make sense or at least common sense. Why do the word car and automobile mean the same thing? Isn’t car derivative from cart and thus different from automobile which runs by engine and not led by a horse. There are many other meaningless questions such as this one.
Why do a wise man and a wise guy mean different things?
Why do “overlook” and “oversee” mean different things?
Why does the word “lisp” contain an “s’?
If people from Poland are called Poles then why people from Holland are not called Holes?
If Barbie is so great and popular why do you need to buy her friends?
If Superman is the smartest man alive why does he wear underwear over his pants?
What happens if you eat pasta and anti pasta? Does the anti neutralize the pasta and make you still hungry?
Those are a few dumb why questions.
William Shakespeare completely changed a language by himself. This feat is even bigger when you learn that he created many words in it. These are not random words that no one will ever use but words that are often said and used. He is often considered the best writer or at least the great person to ever use the English language. Here are a few words that William created.
Frugal, yes this beautiful word is created by Shakespeare himself, first used during his play The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Drug, yes it was already a word before but he changed into a verb, as in drugging someone. He also gave it a negative connation. This one was first used in the famous play Macbeth.
Undress, the word dress was already in existence, Shakespeare just added the un in front. Sometimes creating a word is that simple. The Taming of the Shrew was [...] Continue Reading…
Laws are what keep people in check from doing something bad but some laws are just plain stupid. They seem to be written with a subjective tone rather than an objective tone, as what they say is something so banal that one could ignore it.
In Massachusetts, law says goats can’t legally wear trousers. I guess a sweater is fine.
In Hartford, Connecticut, you are not allowed to educate your dog. Good thing dogs don’t require much education.
In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, if you don’t like the condition of a road and complain about it in public, you can be forced to fix it yourself.
In Cheyenne, you can’t spit outside a children’s school. Another one in Wyoming, you can’t take the picture of a rabbit from January to April.
A bit of international flavour, Greece had a law from 2002/2005 which banned all electronic games, this included video games, slot machines and anything [...] Continue Reading…