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Ok, here’s the answer to my September questions. I’m sorry this wasn’t posted earlier. I’ve been swamped with projects and at the middle of that, we had our sportsfest, which I’ll write about some time.
Sept 11, 2005
A group of people is called a crowd while a group of classical musicians is called an orchestra. What do you call a group of toads?
Answer:  knot of toads
Sept 12, 2005
Aquaphobia is the term for the fear of flying and numerophobia for numbers. Specifically, what do you call the fear of the number 13?
Answer: Triskaidekaphobia
Sept 15, 2005
What do you call a group of lizards?
Answer: lounge of lizards
Sept 16, 2005
What do you call a fear of phobia? Had a good laugh on this one! The irony of it!
Answer: Phobophobia
Sept 19, 2005
What are the real names of the three wise monkeys, who we know as “See no evil”, “Hear no evil”, and “Speak no evil”?
Answer: Mizaru (See no evil); Mikazaru (Hear no evil); Mazaru (Speak no evil)
Sept 20, 2005
What do you call a group of jellyfish?
Answer: smack of jellyfish
Sept 21, 2005
What do you call the spiral “string” sticking outside an egg yolk? Its purpose is to hold the egg yolk in place.
Answer: chalazae
Sept 22, 2005
What do you call a fear of clowns?
Answer: coulrophobia
Sept 24, 2005
Why do we call corned beef “corned” beef when there really is no corn used to make it?
Answer: The beef was preserved with pellets of salt the size of corn kernels referred to as “corns” of salt.
Sept 29, 2005
Word Puzzle
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Answer: Stay back. You’re too close (Stay spelled backwards and “two” closes.
Sept 30, 2005
What do you call a young swan?
Answer: cygnet

Currently listening to: the hum of the electric fan
Currently feeling: groggy
Posted by CarizzCruzem on October 9, 2005 at 11:40 PM in Be baffled | fly with me

ODE TO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

English is a crazy language
There is no egg in the eggplant
No ham in the hamburger
And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple
English muffins were not invented in England
French fries were not invented in France

We sometimes take English for granted
But if we examine its paradoxes we find that
Quicksand takes you down slowly
Boxing rings are square
And guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig
If writers write, how come fingers don’t fing.

If the plural of tooth is teeth
Shouldn’t the plural of phone booth be phone beeth
If the teacher taught,
Why didn’t the preacher praught
If a vegetarian eats vegetables
What on earth does a humanitarian eat!?

Why do people recite at a play
Yet play at a recital
Park on driveways and
Drive on parkways

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy
Of a language where a house can burn up as it burns down
And in which you fill in a form by filling it out
And a bell is only heard once it goes!
English was invented by people, not computers
And it reflects the creativity of the human race
(Which of course isn’t a race at all)

That is why
When the stars are out they are visible
But when the lights are out they are invisible
And why is it that when I wind up my watch
It starts
But when I wind up this poem
It ends.

Source: www.net153.com

Currently feeling: amused
Posted by CarizzCruzem on September 28, 2005 at 03:25 PM in Be baffled | fly with me
What do you call a young swan?
Hint: It starts with “c”.
Do email me your answer and I'll email you back.
soar_high76@yahoo.com


 
 
Currently feeling: happy
Posted by CarizzCruzem on September 10, 2005 at 01:53 AM in Be baffled | fly with me

Word puzzle for this day:

yats---urcloseclose

Currently feeling: giggly
Posted by CarizzCruzem on September 10, 2005 at 01:52 AM in Be baffled | fly with me

Here’s another one of those odd US laws: In Oklahoma, you can be arrested and/or jailed by making ugly faces at a dog.

Currently feeling: amused
Posted by CarizzCruzem on September 10, 2005 at 01:51 AM in Be baffled | fly with me

At times, we pray the Lord’s Prayer. When we do, do we utter the words with understanding or we just say the words by rote? A friend forwarded this message to me. (Read More)

Currently feeling: hopeful
Posted by CarizzCruzem on September 10, 2005 at 01:49 AM in Be baffled | fly with me

In some states in the US there are laws that are quite out of the ordinary. You can be sure that I’ll try to find some peculiar laws here in the Philippines, my beloved country, too. Here is one: In California, it is illegal to set a mousetrap without hunting license. Cute!

Currently feeling: amused
Posted by CarizzCruzem on September 10, 2005 at 01:47 AM in Be baffled | fly with me

Ok, why do we call corned beef a “corned” beef when there really is no corn used to make it?

Do email me your answer and I'll email you back.

soar_high76@yahoo.com

Currently feeling: giggly
Posted by CarizzCruzem on September 10, 2005 at 01:46 AM in Be baffled | fly with me

Did you know that New Zealand has no snake native to it? If you happen to see one in the country, it is sure to be a stray one.

Currently feeling: amused
Posted by CarizzCruzem on September 10, 2005 at 01:46 AM in Be baffled | fly with me
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