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Only in America ......do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.


Only in America ......do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.


Only in America ......do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.


Only in America ......do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.


Only in America ......do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.


Only in America ......do we use the word 'politics' to describe the process so well: 'Poli' in Latin meaning 'many' and 'tics' meaning 'bloodsucking creatures'.


Only in America ......do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.




Why the sun lightens our hair,

but darkens our skin ?


Why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed?


Why don't you ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?


Why is 'abbreviated' such a long word?


Why is it that doctors call what they do 'practice'?


Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?


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


Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?


Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?


Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?


Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?


You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!


Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?


Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?


If con is the opposite of pro,

is Congress the opposite of progress?


If flying is so safe,

why do they call the airport the terminal?

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Yes yes, there are good explanations for some of them.


The "con" in "congress" is the con meaning together. Just as congruent is not the opposite of progruent and a constituency is not the opposite of a prostituency, congress is not the opposite of progress.


The whole black box bit. The material the box is made out of is not indestructible. The box as a whole object, because it is so small, is easily made to be nigh-indestructible.


Doctors practice because they can never achieve perfection.


Lemonade is made with artificial flavor 'cause it tastes better :P


I'll stop being a killjoy now.

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