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Is it good if a vacuum really sucks? 

Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand?

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

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

Why do we say something is out of whack? What is "into" whack?

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

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

Why do "tug" boats push their barges?

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

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

Why is it called "after dark" when it really is "after light"?

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

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

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

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

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

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

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

If you are cross-eyed and have dyslexia, can you read all right?

Why is bra singular and panties plural?

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

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

How come abbreviated is such a long word?

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

Can you cry under water?

How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered? 

If money doesn't grow on trees then why do banks have branches? 

Since bread is square, then why is sandwich meat round? 

Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze those dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?"

Who was the first person to say, "See that chicken there?  I'm going to eat the next thing that comes out of its butt."

Why is there a light in the refrigerator, and not in the freezer?

If Jimmy cracks corn and nobody cares, why did somebody write a song about him?

Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane?

Why do people point to their wrist while asking for the time, but not to their genitals when asking where the restroom is?

Why does Goofy stand erect, while Pluto remains on all fours?  (They're both dogs)

If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all those explosives from Acme, why didn't he just buy dinner?

Why didn't Wile E. Coyote ever sue the Acme company for all the product malfunctions causing personal injury?

 If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what then is baby oil made from?

Why does a dog hate it when we blow in his face, but when we ride in the car he sticks his head out the window?

Why do you have to "put your two cents in"...but it's only a "penny for your thoughts"? Where's that extra penny going? 

Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity? 

Why does a round pizza come in a square box? (Papa John's fixed that)

What did cured ham actually have? 

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage? 

Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up like every two hours?

Why are you IN a movie, but you are ON TV? 

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground? 

How come we choose from just two people for President and fifty for Miss America? 

Why do doctors leave the room while you undress? They're going to see you naked anyway. 

If a 911 operator has a heart attack, who does he/she call? 

I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose-fitting clothing. If I HAD any loose-fitting clothing, I wouldn't have signed up in the first place! 
When I was young we used to go "skinny dipping," now I just "chunky dunk." 

Wouldn't it be nice if whenever we messed up our life we could simply press 'Ctrl Alt Delete' and start all over? 

Stress is when you wake up screaming and then you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet. 

My husband says I never listen to him ... At least I think that's what he said.

Why is it that our children can't read a Bible in school, but they can in prison? 

If raising children was going to be easy, why does it start with something called labor! 

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