Kate, from I Dream Loudly, ceremoniously chose me to continue a trend of bloggers making lists of seven things. (Thank you, Kate.) No rules, just a list of seven things. It’s something new for me. I’ll take a crack at it!
So I thought, why not “whys?” After all, it’s a good opportunity to use the word “whys” multiple times in the same post. And I’m always having wandering thoughts which typically end in the same age-old question: why. Without further ado, the following is a list of seven things I’ve just happened to be wondering about lately:
#1 Why don’t they just call polar bears “North Polar Bears?” If you ask me, the current name is misleading.
#2 Why does the New York Times use the phrase “Best Seller?” I mean, really, can’t there be only one book that is the best seller? I think they should call them “Really, Really Good sellers.”
#3 Why is curiosity uniquely lethal to felines? I don’t see a connection.
#4 Why do we still use the term “rush hour?” Everyone knows that there is really only about one hour out of the day when you can drive freely. 3 AM.
#5 Why don’t we call laptop computers something more appropriate? Like desktop computers. (What? Desktop is already taken? Well, crap. That was all I could think of…)
#6 Why don’t we all start calling airbags what they really are? Gas bags. Nitrogen is usually what inflates them, not regular ol’ air.
#7 Why are ice cubes designated as cubes? Most of the ice I’ve ever seen is rectangularly prismatic or some other obscure polyhedron. Or crushed. (I know rectangularly isn’t a word, by the way.)
So there. Straight from my brain to yours: my seven . . . things list.