Hi One and all,

If you're not confused now, you will be. Answer as many questions as you can, just for fun.Emotion: smile

1) How long is a piece of string?

2) Who Said an Orange should be called an Orange , and not a Window?

3) What do you call a bedroom with no bed in it?

4) Day light savings time - why are they saving it and where do they keep it?

5) Are there any Bi-polar bears?

6) Are Nobel Gases Knighted?
7) Who Cares for the Care Bears?

8) Is duck tape made out of ducks?
9) Why is it you must wait until night to call it a day?

10) Why get even, when you can get odd?
11) Why does a grapefruit look nothing like a grape?
12) Why do they call it 'chili' if it's hot?
13) Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?

14) Why is it that rain drops but snow falls?
15) Why is it that doctors call what they do "practice"?
16) Why is clear considered a color.?

17) Who chose Dyslexic ( sp? ooh the ultimate irony) as a word for peeps who have spelliing difficulties?
18) Why isnt the word Palindrome, a Palindrome?
19) Why does the alphabet go a,b,c ,d etc... and why does it have to have 26 letters?

Lionel
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Lionel In ParisHi One and all,

If you're not confused now, you will be. Answer as many questions as you can, just for fun.Emotion: smile

1) How long is a piece of string?

2) Who Said an Orange should be called an Orange , and not a Window?

3) What do you call a bedroom with no bed in it?

4) Day light savings time - why are they saving it and where do they keep it?

5) Are there any Bi-polar bears?

6) Are Nobel Gases Knighted?
7) Who Cares for the Care Bears?

8) Is duck tape made out of ducks?
9) Why is it you must wait until night to call it a day?

10) Why get even, when you can get odd?
11) Why does a grapefruit look nothing like a grape?
12) Why do they call it 'chili' if it's hot?
13) Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?

14) Why is it that rain drops but snow falls?
15) Why is it that doctors call what they do "practice"?
16) Why is clear considered a color.?

17) Who chose Dyslexic ( sp? ooh the ultimate irony) as a word for peeps who have spelliing difficulties?
18) Why isnt the word Palindrome, a Palindrome?
19) Why does the alphabet go a,b,c ,d etc... and why does it have to have 26 letters?

Lionel

So why do we cally u Lionel, not Kate? Emotion: smile

Why is this website's name is EnglishForward not englishmania?

Why are we tryin to answer this questions instead of listening to music or sipping a hot chocolate watchin the snowballs through the pink window frame? Emotion: smileEmotion: smile

1) How long is a piece of string?

Exactly 27.82cm. Anything other this is either shorter or longer than it should be.

2) Who Said an Orange should be called an Orange , and not a Window?

First, windows weren't invented back then. Second, it was almost called a Green because long ago, at the time when there were no windows, they used to eat oranges before they were ripe, when they were green.

3) What do you call a bedroom with no bed in it?

It's called a floorroom.

4) Day light savings time - why are they saving it and where do they keep it?

Every knows that the sun will not last for ever and of course if there is no sun, there is no day, only night. So someone with a little foresight decided to start saving daylight for that tragic day. Where do they keep it? They keep it tightly compacted in little missiles that they will later send up into the air and explode, thus giving us daylight. That's why so much light comes out of an atomic bomb when is exploded.

5) Are there any Bi-polar bears?

Yes, it is quite a typical occurance in natural. That's why they have that 'I want to go up to you and cuddle you' appearance but one which will leave you with your intestines being chewed on if you go and try it. Yet they can just leave you alone too. You never know until you try with these characters.

6) Are Nobel Gases Knighted?

Well no they aren't. They are ignited to hide the smell since when you are sitting with fellow barons and other royalty, it's not really appreciated having it drifting over the dinner table. Not wise having all those candles about too.

7) Who Cares for the Care Bears?

No-one. That's why you don't see them around any more. Since nobody cared for them, they all died.

8) Is duck tape made out of ducks?

Well the original duck tape was made from a mixture of duck fat and paper. They used to use it in the lower mountain regions of China. The duck they used was from the same family as the Peking Duck.

9) Why is it you must wait until night to call it a day?

This is out of consideration for the small island countries that are to the right of the international date line. They would feel left out and not a part of the rest of the world if they didn't have their day along with everyone else.

10) Why get even, when you can get odd?

This expression comes from years of playing poker. If you get evens or in other words pairs, it will win you a lot more money that having odds, or non-pairs. That's why they say 'get even' because you will win if you do.

11) Why does a grapefruit look nothing like a grape?

It is in fact a type of grape. About 500 years ago, there were a lot of grapes in the Southern region of Paraguay. But with Global warming, the normally rainy Amazonic region to the north has had a permenant change in redistribution of the rainfall. It is currently raining a lot more present day in the South of Paraguay than it did 500 years ago. So now the grapes that used to be grown there have been saturated so often by rainfall that they were continually swollen in size. With each generation of grape produced in the region, it retained a little of its swollen size. The problem with this is that the vines couldn't cope with the excess weight so they became tree like in form. And since the fruit grew higher from the ground than normal, over time it created a defense mechanism of a thick skin (the peel) so that it wouldn't explode on contact with the ground when it fell.

12) Why do they call it 'chili' if it's hot?

Well actually chilies are not hot despite common belief, they are in fact incredible cold. The burning sensation you have in your mouth is not from heat but from the cold. It's like when you hold some ice cubes in your hand, it kind of hurts because of the cold. That's the same sensation in your mouth. The association for the protection of the Chilies rights are currently pleading their case at the UN to get this common misconception rectified since it is causing irrepairable damage to their name.

13) Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?

No, it is totally forbidden in that way that Humanitarians are not permitted to eat humans either.

14) Why is it that rain drops but snow falls?

It is because of the original starting position of the rain and snow. The next time you are flying above the clouds (in a plane I mean) take a close look at them. You will see that the top of the cloud doesn't look wet at all. Why? Because the rain is being held inside the cloud (you just can't see it). So when something comes out of your hand by accident, it drops, just like the rain that is being held by the cloud. Now if you take another look at the cloud, very closely at the top of it, you will see that it is usually covered in a light fluffy substance. This is the snow sitting on top of the cloud. Now, sometimes when the cloud moves, the snow just falls off it. Like if you have a cup on the table, it falls off and doesn't drop. That's the origin of rain drop and snow fall.

15) Why is it that doctors call what they do "practice"?

That is because no-one every finishes doctor school. People who want to be doctors are in fact slow learners and a practice is to cover that fact. They are constantly practising or experimenting on you. You will often hear them say... Let me see (because they have never seen it before and they are curious). That's why Tests are called tests. A blood test is a way of saying, I need to test (using your blood) whether I am right or wrong because I don't know in the first place.

16) Why is clear considered a color?

Because it is. If you look at a clear thing really really closely, and I mean get your nose right up to it, you will see the clear is in fact a very, very light white.

17) Who chose Dyslexic ( sp? ooh the ultimate irony) as a word for peeps who have spelliing difficulties?

Dr Dyslex's secretary. The truth is that he had no problem spelling, he was just alcoholic and got things a little mixed after the fifth bottle. It used to be a bit of a joke with all the ladies who worked with him. If anyone did anything a little wrong or made a mistake, they would say, "Aren't you a little dyslexic today". Funnily enough, when ever the doctor made cheques, the bank tellers would say the same thing referring to his writing.

18) Why isnt the word Palindrome, a Palindrome?

Well, Palidrome is actually an abbreviation for Palindromeemordnilap. Since it is too long to say (especially at 3 in the morning after a couple of bottles of red wine), it is almost always shorten.

19) Why does the alphabet go a,b,c ,d etc... and why does it have to have 26 letters?

The creators of the Alphabet thought they would write it according the most common words that were used by babies and young children. According to the internationally reknown Child psychologist of the time, Dr. Sdik Etahi, the first sounds are usually, a, a ,a, and then ba, ba, or caca then frequently they say dada, then the next vowel they use is the E which gives them babe, ace, dead and so on. So that is why the alphabet starts with A and ends with Z (since kids almost never use Z in their first words).

Originally there were more than 26 letters, in fact there were 47 and a half letters. Over time the Alphabet got smaller and smaller in much the same way as computers have done. They took up too much space. There are rumours that eventually the World Alphabet Association (WAA) would like to reduce the alphabet to include only 12 letters to make it easier to type words and so keyboards can be made smaller.
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Lionel In Paris
So why do we cally u Lionel, not Kate? Emotion: smile

Why is this website's name is EnglishForward not englishmania?

Why are we tryin to answer this questions instead of listening to music or sipping a hot chocolate watchin the snowballs through the pink window frame? Emotion: smileEmotion: smile



Hi DJ,

Let me think

1) Because my name isLionel and my 3year old daughter would beat your kneecaps into plup if you didEmotion: big smile

2) Accident of nature??

3) Got me thereEmotion: big smile

Why do people always answer a question with a question or three?

Emotion: stick out tongueEmotion: smile

Lionel
Hi Woodward

Great.....;Fantantastic answers.....10 out of 10 (ou 19 sur 19)Emotion: star

What pills are you on?......I want someEmotion: big smileEmotion: big smile

Lionel

P.S. Just love your acting too, I've seen all your films "Callan" "The Equalizer" "Breaker Morant"
O.K. then.............................

20) Are you telling the truth if you lie in bed?

21) Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?

22) Can you buy an entire chess set in a pawnshop?

23) Could crop-circles be the work of a cereal killer?

24) Crime doesn't pay... does that mean my job is a crime?

Thats it can't think any more

Lionel
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Hey,I didn't know that Woodward is a productor,or a director? Or are u talkin about somebody else?
Dj BuenoHey,I didn't know that Woodward is a productor,or a director? Or are u talkin about somebody else?
Hi Dj

I think he's trying to keep it quiet, but he's very well known and highly respected. It doesn't surprise me that he has said nothing always very modest.

Lionel
Lionel In ParisWhat pills are you on?

I can't remember if it was the red one or the blue one I took.
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