Names With No Relevance

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  1. calpol25 profile image65
    calpol25posted 8 years ago

    Have you ever woundered why people call something a name that has no relevance to what it is.

    Such as:

    Still Water - Why? Its not gonna run around is it.

    Sparkling Water - Why? It does not shine it fizzes.

    1. AEvans profile image77
      AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh my friend this thread has made me smile! Still water, lololo I have never scene water that has actually stood still, there is always some type of movement.lolololo big_smile

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    The creeks around here are running like crazy after yesterday's rain.

    Sparkling water catches and reflects light in the tiny bubbles-- I guess it depends on if you drink in the dark.

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol good point Rochelle. smile

  3. EFPotter profile image60
    EFPotterposted 8 years ago

    The fizzing motion looks sparkly. Therefore, sparkling water. It's also called fizzy water, as a side note.

    "Still water," as opposed to "running water." Yes, it is going to run around as a matter of fact. smile

    What're some other ones? Because if you can find some that really have no relevance, those can be funny. Or confusing.

    1. tobey100 profile image59
      tobey100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like you're describing oxymorons like 'jumbo shrimp'

      1. EFPotter profile image60
        EFPotterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Some things make sense when they're relative. Shrug.

        Maybe I'm just talking about differences in lingo that I've heard. smile

        1. tobey100 profile image59
          tobey100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          smile  I have not idea what we're talking about!

  4. ddsurfsca profile image73
    ddsurfscaposted 8 years ago

    Certain words just don't o together, for example,
    what exactly is:

    extra money

  5. Beth100 profile image74
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    oxymoron sums it up...

    Sum it up.  Isn't that what a "sum" is?  You add it all together????

  6. ddsurfsca profile image73
    ddsurfscaposted 8 years ago

    add it together, take it apart, just tell me if you have any of that "extra money"  or know where little bighorn is. 
       I have a huge midget next door, and he owns the worlds smallest giant.

    1. profile image0
      lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile big_smile big_smile

  7. ddsurfsca profile image73
    ddsurfscaposted 8 years ago

    Ladies and gentlemen, hobos and tramps,
    crosseye mosquitos and bowlegged ants.

    I stand before you, not behind you
    to address you not to undress you

    To tell you a story
    I know nothing about

    It was late at night at the break of day
    when two dead boys came out to play

    they stood back to back and faced each other,
    pulled out their swords and shot each other

    a deaf policeman heard the noise and
    came and killed those two dead boys

    If you don't believe me ask the blind man on the corner
    for he saw the whole thing.

    1. Moon Goddess1854 profile image60
      Moon Goddess1854posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's funny...big_smile

  8. Quilligrapher profile image84
    Quilligrapherposted 8 years ago

    I was just wondering: is New York the only state in which you can park on a driveway and drive on a parkway?


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