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    1. Did you know that 'verb' is a noun? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. Why don't tomb, comb and bomb sound alike? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. If you've read a book you can reread it. But wouldn't this also mean that you would have to "member" somebody in order to remember them? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. If you wrote a letter perhaps you bote your tongue? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. If a pronoun is a word used in place of a noun is a proverb a word used in place of a verb? (Contributed by Julie's Place)
    6. Is the word metaphor a stylized expression for what is the matter for you? (Contributed by W.J. Newhart)
    7. When two words are combined into one word do you have two words combined or just one word? (Contributed by W.J. Newhart)
    8. A dot a decimal point and a period all look the same. How do we know which is what? (Contributed by W.J. Newhart)
    9. Isn't it true that the quantity of consonants in the English language always remains the same? If omitted in one place don't they always turn up in another? Like when a Bostonian 'pahks' his 'cah' the lost r's migrate southwest causing a Texan to 'warsh' his car and invest in 'erl' wells. (Contributed by Thomas Wilson)
    10. Don't you just hate it when people keep reiterating repetitive redundancies? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    11. If a double negative in the English language is really a positive but a double negative in many other languages still means a negative can a double positive ever mean a negative? Yeah right! (Contributed by TreeW)
    12. How is it possible for languages to be translated correctly if they all began seperately? Do you not have to know a language in order to understand it? And even body language can't help that much for you to understand everything right? (Contributed by Stacey Erickson)
    13. Why do foreign languages sound so fast? (Contributed by Conko)
    14. Is a pronoun just a noun that's given up it's amateur status? (Contributed by Rod Aldous)
    15. At what point in time did the question 'What is up?' become a single word? (Contributed by Jonathan P. Bernick)
    16. How come 'prefix' has no suffix, but 'suffix' has a prefix? (Contributed by Merv)
    17. Should you use a magnanimous statement where a diminutive one will suffice? (Contributed by The Duke of Endor)
    18. If the past tense of take is took, does that mean the past tense of bake is book? (Contributed by The Duke of Endor)
    19. Is fish fish fish a sentence? (Contributed by Joe & Kate)
    20. When money talks, does anybody notice what grammar it uses? (Contributed by Ralph)
    21. Why isn't the word 'no' a complete sentence? (Contributed by anonymous teacher)
    22. Must a rhetorical question be followed by a question mark? (Contributed by Allen)
    23. Why isn't lisp spelt LITHP? (Contributed by Steve)
    24. Is English the hardest language to learn because some words have more than one meaning? (Contributed by Valerie)
    25. Why do people say English is the HARDEST language to learn when countries such as China use characters for their alphabet? Is deciphering characters EASIER than deciphering letters? And if so, why hasn't the rest of the world caught on? (Contributed by Valerie)
    26. Who invented slang? And why were they allowed to get away with it? (Contributed by Valerie)
    27. Why do so many people throw apostrophes into words that don't need them? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    28. How come phonetic isn't? (Contributed by Mike)
    29. Why is 'number' abbreviated as 'no' when there is no 'o' in number? (Contributed by Carl)
    30. Since there is a rule that states 'i' before 'e' except after 'c', wouldn't 'science' be spelled wrong? (Contributed by Charlie)
    31. Should the rule ‘I before E except after C’ be changed to ‘I before E except after C and B (beige) and D (codeine) and E (agreeing) and F (caffeine) and G (poltergeist) and H (height) and K (skein) and L (kaleidoscope) and M (remeid) and N (neither) and P (apeiron) and R (reign) and S (seize), T (protein), V (veil), W (weird), and Z (benzein)’? (Contributed by Nathan Ryhard)
    32. If the past tense of "teach" is "taught", shouldn’t the past tense of “preach” be "praught"? Conversely, if the past tense of "preach" is "preached", shouldn’t the past tense of "teach" be "teached"? (Contributed by Joey Schwartzman)
    33. If the plural of "mouse" is "mice" and the plural of "louse" is "lice", shouldn’t the plural of "house" be "hice"? (Contributed by Joey Schwartzman)
    34. If the past tense of "stick" is "stuck", does that mean the past tense of "flick" is "fluck"? And the past tense of "tick" is "tuck"? And the past tense of "trick" is "truck"? And the past tense of "nick" is "nuck"? And the past tense of "pick" is "puck"? And the past tense of "kick" is "kuck"? And the past tense of "lick" is "luck"? And the past tense of "wick" is "wuck"? (Contributed by Joey Schwartzman)
    35. If the past tense of "sit" is "sat" and the past tense of "spit" is "spat", shouldn't the past tense of "hit" be "hat"? And the past tense of "knit" be "knat"? And the past tense of "pit" be "pat"? And the past tense of "quit" be "quat"? And the past tense of "wit" be "wat"? (Contributed by Joey Schwartzman)
    36. Do verbs HAS to agree with their subjects? And are prepositions words to end sentences with? (Contributed by Steve)
    37. Should we avoid cliches like the plague, since they're old hat? And shouldn't we always avoid annoying alliterations? (Contributed by Steve)
    38. Since parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are (usually) unnecessary, should we use them? (Contributed by Steve)
    39. Is it true that we should never, ever use repetitive redundancies? (Contributed by Steve)
    40. Isn’t understatement always the absolute best way to put forth earth-shaking ideas? (Contributed by Steve)
    41. If the past tense of "fight" is "fought," shouldn't the past tense of "light" be "lought"? (Contributed by Joey Schwartzman)
    42. If the past tense of "drink" is "drank" and the past tense of "sink" is "sank" and the past tense of "stink" is "stank", does that mean the past tense of "think" is "thank" and the past tense of "link" is "lank" and the past tense of "blink" is "blank" and the past tense of "plink" is "plank" and the past tense of "wink" is "wank" and the past tense of "clink" is "clank"? (Contributed by Joey Schwartzman)
    43. Why shouldn't we use no double negatives? (Contributed by Joey Schwartzman)
    44. Why shouldn't we never use no triple negatives? (Contributed by Joey Schwartzman)
    45. If the past tense of "ring is "rang", does that mean the past tense of "bring" is "brang"? (Contributed by Joey Schwartzman)
    46. Why are passive verbs thinner and leaner than active verbs? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    47. Is constipate an irregular verb? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    48. What do the Hawaiians have against the consonant? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    49. If no one recognizes good grammar, why worry? (Contributed by bluuto)
    50. Why do Danish people keep writing O's and then just cross them out? (Contributed by June M.)
    51. Is it true that all the vowels in Hawaiian actually come from languages like Welsh and Polish, which are almost all consonants? (Contributed by Evaonne Hendricks)
    52. What’s a question with no answer called? (Contributed by Rebecca)
    53. Isn’t it odd that the word "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order? (Contributed by Gangadeep)
    54. If the past tense of sit is sat, why is the past tense of Fit not Fat? (Contributed by Anon)
    55. In order to understand mankind we have to look at the two separate words that make it, right? But just what do “mank” and “ind” really mean? (Contributed by T.S.)
    56. Why is "W" the only letter in the alphabet that has more than one syllable? (Contributed by Thiinkies)
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