Food for thought ...

If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented? 

If people from Poland are called "Poles," why aren't people from Holland called "Holes?" 

Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery? 

If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled? 

Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker? 

Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist but a person who drives a race car not called a racist? 

Why are a wise man and a wise guy opposites? 

Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things? 

Why isn't 11 pronounced tenty one? 

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence? 

If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed? 

Do Roman paramedics refer to IV's as "4's"? 

Why is it that if someone tells you that there are 1 billion stars in the universe you will believe them, but if they tell you that there is wet paint on a wall, you have to touch it to be sure?

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