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Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?

Why when you move something by land it's a shipment, but by water it's cargo?

"Abbreviation" is quite a long word, whereas "long" is not...

Why doesn't "near miss" describe a collision?

Who reads the sign allowing seeing eye dogs?

And thanks to the lads on the K-State fans message board for many of these.

And why do we chop a tree down, just to cut it up?

Why do airplanes use taxiways?

When someone asks you, A penny for your thoughts, and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny?

Why is there a mailbox at the Post Office? You're there already.....

Why does "I smell a rat" mean the same thing as "Something smells fishy" but not the same thing as "I smell a fish"?

Why does "lay down the law" mean the same thing as "put your foot down" but not the same thing as "lay down your foot"?

Last modified 6/19/07; posted 7/13/06; originial content © 2007, 2006 John P. Nordin