Why can't words be simple? Why must some be so difficult to understand?
— Abbreviation - How come the word is so long?
— Acronym - Why isn't acronym an acronym of something?
— Anagram - How come there is no anagram for it?
— Analogy - Wouldn't that be a good synonym for proctology?
-- Bookworms - Do they digest what they read? Do they read what they digest?
— Breviate - Wouldn't it be the opposite of abbreviate ?
— Definitionary - Wouldn't it be more appropriate to call a dictionary this?
— Dictionary - Would anyone ever look up that word in the dictionary?
— Dyslexic - Shouldn't it really be spelled 'cixelsyd?'
— Lisp - Why isn't it pronounced lithp?
— Monosyllabic - Shouldn't there be a shorter word for it?
— Novels - Wouldn't you say most are not?
— Onomatopoeia - Does it sound anything like what it means?
— Opposite - What is the opposite of that?
— Palindrome - Why didn't they call it a palinilap or emordrome?
— Phonetic - Why isn't it spelled the way it sounds?
— Phraseology - Why is phraseology only one word?
— Slang - Is slang short for "sloppy language"?
— Syntax - Doesn't that word sound more political than scholarly?
— Thesaurus - What's another word for it ?
— Umlaut - Why doesn't the word have one?
— Is there something spellbinding about dictionaries?
— What's the word for when you can't think of the word?
— Why is number abbreviated as "no" when there is no "o"?
— Who coined the phrase "coined the phrase"?
— Why do they call the thing at the end of sentence a period instead of a dot?
— Do this sentence need reverberation?
— Why is it that definitions are seldom definitive?
— How come there is no verb form of the word verb?
— Since pronoun is a noun, why isn't proverb a verb?
— Can you recite a list of nouns verbatim?
— Do verbose people ever use nouns?
— Would "buy" and "try" be good adverbs?
--Is it me or does kumquat sound dirty?
--Did you ever notice that when you say broccoli, it sounds like you're bringing up loose phlegm?
--When you pronounce yogurt, doesn't it sound like you're about to vomit?
--Tofu sounds like something you'd use Desenex on.
--Just where is that extra syllable that the British use when they try to say aluminum ? ("Al-u-min-i-um"?)
--Is a crypt where code breakers store scrambled letters?
Want to be featured in "Ripley's Believe It Or Not?" Here's one way, try to: wake up bright-eyed-and-bushy-tailed, literally!
I hate it when someone translates beautiful sesquipedalian verses into a nonorchidaceous form. For example, I give you:
Perambulate, perambulate, perambulate your craftWhat possessed someone to turn that melodic piece into the childish ditty that follows:
Placidly down the liquid solution.
Ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically,
Existence is but a delusion.
Row, row, row your boat,What in the
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily'
Life is but a dream.