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Ever wonder why we park on driveways and drive on parkways?

More oddities to come later.

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"We"


Not I!  I don't park or drive.


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It's the same as calling something moved by vehicle a shipment and that which is transported by ship cargo.

Next we will persue the anti-intuative title of much used operating software - Microsoft Works?

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Then there's Onomatopoeia, which means that a word sounds like what it is, i.e. BOOM!, and yet onomatopoeia doesn't sound much like anything at all.

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