Why is this? Just a little 4th of July Oxymoron fun for the day…

This isn’t necessarily a post about the Fourth of July, but I thought it might be fun for you to print off or just share it at your picnics or gatherings. It’s just something to add a little conversational fun to the mix and get those brains thinking… I will be spending time with family and friends and plan on relaxing and enjoying some wonderful food. I’m glad we live in a country that allows us freedoms to do as we wish. I see some things happening that concern me, but I’m very thankful to live in the United States of America. I hope you all have a great day!

1. Is it good if a vacuum really sucks?

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

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

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

5. Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack?

6. Why does “slow down” and “slow up” mean the same thing?

7. Why does “fat chance” and “slim chance” mean the same thing?

8. Why do “tug” boats push their barges?

9. Why do we sing “Take me out to the ball game” when we are already there?

10. Why are they called ” stands” when they are made for sitting?

11. Why is it called “after dark” when it really is “after light”?

12. Doesn’t “expecting the unexpected” make the unexpected expected?

13. Why are a “wise man” and a “wise guy” opposites?

14. Why do “overlook” and “oversee” mean opposite things?

15. Why is “phonics” not spelled the way it sounds?

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

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

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

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

20. Why is bra singular and panties plural?

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

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

23. How come abbreviated is such a long word?

24. Why do we wash bath towels? Aren’t we clean when we use them?

25. Why doesn’t glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

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

27. Christmas – What other time of the year do you sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of your socks?

28. Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway ?

Just a few things to mull over in your mind… maybe start some conversations if there’s silence…

…and just so this isn’t a “pictureless” post… I’ll leave you with a couple pictures of my hibiscus…



Have a very Happy Fourth of July!
See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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  1. Cindy E says:

    Those are great Jeanne! Love you! Cindy

    • Jeanne W says:

      Thanks Cindy,
      Love you too… now I’m off to get Bob’s cover finished and then I plan to play again…
      ~ Jeanne

  2. Jeannie B. in TX says:

    Happy 4th of July, Jeanne. I hope you and your family have a great day !!

  3. Happy Independence Day, Jeanne!
    Something else to mull over in your mind……If mull means to ‘ponder’, why does it also mean ‘to sweeten, spice, and heat with a hot poker’ (I suppose to mull cider fits in here), ‘a soft fine sheer fabric’, and ‘mold dust’?

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Jevne,
      I’m sure there are hundreds more things to ponder… too much for my little brain today!
      I just want to relax and hope you get to too!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  4. Linda Doyle says:

    Happy Fourth to you too, Jeanne, and all your readers! Such a beautiful day and love the gorgeous hibiscus from your yard!

    Wow, those questions really make you think!!!

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Linda,
      Thanks so much for your comments…It is beautiful here too…not too hot or humid. Hope your day goes as planned.

      Blessings, Jeanne

  5. Charlotte Trayer says:

    Love it!! I’m going to have to print those off for dh.

    Your hibiscus is beautiful–I can see why it’s called a dinner plate hibiscus! (I think that’s what you said it was…)

    • Hibiscus are my favorite bloom and yorsis spectacular. I must be the wors I’ve never liked to decorate and once planned want the room to stay the same forever.

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