Here is another list of questions I've been thinking about -- and since they're mine, they're Serious questions. (For the previous list, catch up here.)
Why do we call certain birds seagulls when they're around Lake Michigan? Is it something like the Englishman who found out I was from Chicago and told me he loves our "seafront?"
How did charge plates (credit cards), chargers (trays) and chargers (phone cords) get such similar names when they're so different?
Why is it so difficult for so many people to enjoy silence?
How did there get to be two kinds of people in the world: the kind who divide people up into two groups and the kind who don't?
There's a piece of music called "Song Without Words." Is that less logical than words without music?
Why do the weather forecasters all say "Cooler near the lake" in the summer rather than "Hotter inland," which is the same thing?
Finally, a "when" question: When you go to the zoo, which do you watch more -- the people or the animals?
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