Sunday, January 13, 2008

Things That Keep Me Up at Night

  1. "All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put Humpty Dumpty back together again."- What is that supposed to mean? All the king's horses? Obviously they couldn't put a broken egg back together!!? What's the chidush?
  2. Why is the word: "overwhelm"? What would it mean to just whelm someone? If overwhelm is to shock someone, then to whelm someone should mean to give him exactly what he can handle. Couldn't the word overwhelm really be whelm, and whelm be underwhelm?
  3. Who really thought that olives were so lacking that the only way people would buy them was to stick those red things inside?
  4. Is life really all about doing the Hokey Pokey and turning yourself around?