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by: Rich Vaughan

10/29/2020

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Do you ever have moments where you just have a crazy question or are just curious about how something came to be named or called?

I mean, why does a giraffe have such a long neck? A sore throat must be terrible for an animal! 

OR … If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, how would we ever know?

OR … If Webster wrote the first dictionary where did he find the words?

OR … Why do we say something is “out of whack”? What is a whack?

OR … Why does “slow down” and “slow up” mean the same thing?

OR … Why do “tug” boats “push” their barges?

OR … Why do we sing, “Take me out to the ball game” when we are already at the ball game?

OR … Why are they called “stands” when they are made for sitting?

OR … Why is it called “after dark” when it is really “after light”?

OR … Doesn’t “expecting the unexpected” make the unexpected expected?

OR …. Why do you press harder on a remote control’s buttons when you know the battery is dead? 

OR … Why do we put suits in a garment bag and garments in a suitcase?

OR… (FINAL ONE) … Why do we call it a TV “set” when you only have one?

Now that I have you crazy, how about one more question. 

Why aren’t the books of the Bible in alphabetical order? I mean think how much easier they would be to find! 

Just some fun for a Thursday in October. Maybe the answers are like our faith journey – sometimes there is not a clear answer (at least one we can understand). Amen? Amen.

Agape,

Rev. Rich

Do you ever have moments where you just have a crazy question or are just curious about how something came to be named or called?

I mean, why does a giraffe have such a long neck? A sore throat must be terrible for an animal! 

OR … If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, how would we ever know?

OR … If Webster wrote the first dictionary where did he find the words?

OR … Why do we say something is “out of whack”? What is a whack?

OR … Why does “slow down” and “slow up” mean the same thing?

OR … Why do “tug” boats “push” their barges?

OR … Why do we sing, “Take me out to the ball game” when we are already at the ball game?

OR … Why are they called “stands” when they are made for sitting?

OR … Why is it called “after dark” when it is really “after light”?

OR … Doesn’t “expecting the unexpected” make the unexpected expected?

OR …. Why do you press harder on a remote control’s buttons when you know the battery is dead? 

OR … Why do we put suits in a garment bag and garments in a suitcase?

OR… (FINAL ONE) … Why do we call it a TV “set” when you only have one?

Now that I have you crazy, how about one more question. 

Why aren’t the books of the Bible in alphabetical order? I mean think how much easier they would be to find! 

Just some fun for a Thursday in October. Maybe the answers are like our faith journey – sometimes there is not a clear answer (at least one we can understand). Amen? Amen.

Agape,

Rev. Rich

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