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    Angry Why Is It That...

    We park in a driveway and drive on a parkway?

    Why its called "life insurance" when the first thing we spend the money on is the departed's funeral and internment costs?

    We use the term "license" plate when referring to the registration plate on vehicles?

    And....?

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    Why is my luck settings only bad and worse?

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    Why do we call them Girl Scout cookies when there are no Girl Scouts in them?
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    Why do we call it Friday when my doctor said I can't have any fried foods?
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    Why are all the days of the week named after Norse/Germanic names and myths except Saturday, which bears a Romanized name of a Greek Titan?
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    My husband comes into this home office just now, asking if he can do the laundry?

    Of course my reply was, "No! No! I want to do the laundry! Waaaaaahhh!"

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    Why is it that "to fight the unbeatable foe" is listed in the song The Impossible Dream? It's easy to fight the unbeatable foe if you enjoy losing.

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    Why is it that the stuff that's good for you tastes bad and the stuff that's bad for you tastes good?

    My treadmill tastes terrible!
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    Why do birds suddenly appear, every time, you are near?
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    Because I go to Kentucky Fried Chicken for lunch every day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    Because I go to Kentucky Fried Chicken for lunch every day?
    Wow! I'm surprised you don't have vultures or buzzards flying over you every where you go after eating all that greassy food

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    Why do we call them apartments when they're all stuck together?

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    And why do the British call them flats when they're 3D?

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    Why do the dates in a calendar begin and end 12 times a year? If we only have a running number for a year, things would be more simple-
    Everyone only need to remember a number for a birthday
    Computers would get more efficient
    ... perhaps the only people in a spot of trouble would be those who bring out the playboy calendar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    And why do the British call them flats when they're 3D?
    I'll take a stab at it - because all the rooms are on one "flat" level (floor) of a multi-story building? At least it makes more sense than our "apartments" here in the U.S.

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    People in apartments are kept apart by walls. That name sort of makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Q View Post
    I'll take a stab at it - because all the rooms are on one "flat" level (floor) of a multi-story building? At least it makes more sense than our "apartments" here in the U.S.
    IIRC apartment comes from the time when most homes were single-room dwellings; if you had a separate bedroom, it was an apartment.
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    ha haaa
    I like posts #12 and #13

    WiiT America hasn't gone Metric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Vaxxine View Post
    WiiT America hasn't gone Metric?
    Too French.
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    'Why Is It That' Coca Cola costs more than gasoline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Vaxxine View Post
    ha haaa
    I like posts #12 and #13

    WiiT America hasn't gone Metric?
    Congress passed the Metric Conversion Act in 1975. We just ignore it.

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    Why do we call it corned beef when it contains no corn?
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    Why do we say appliances are "running" when they have no legs?

    Why do we say, The boy "ran away from home", when most kids walk away or maybe ride a bike?

    Why do we say a politician "runs" for office when he/she only stands or sits during the process?

    Why do females say they have a "run" in their nylons when its actually a tear?

    How is this thread going to "run its coarse" without having any legs?

    That's it for now...I've run out of questions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Vaxxine View Post
    'Why Is It That' Coca Cola costs more than gasoline?
    Which would you rather drink?

    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    Why do we call it corned beef when it contains no corn?
    Most beef is corn fed, so it does indirectly contain corn.

    (Real answer - LINK - Although the word "corn" is now used as a verb, it originally was a noun, describing small grains and other, particles. Corned beef was heavily salted and spiced with ingredients in particulate form. Corned beef was originally made with a cut known as "silverside" (part of the round). )
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    Why do we say that a politician is our presentive?

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    Why Is It That... Caretakers and caregivers do pretty much the same thing?

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    Why Is It That... I need a passport to enter a landlocked country that has no ports?

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    Why Is It That... People who build walls are called bricklayers and not brickstackers?

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    Why Is It That... people who claim that practice makes perfect aren't perfect?

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    Why Is It That... a female earl is called a countess?

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