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Why?

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Why is ‘why’ featured in our series on fourletterwords? Because of the double u in there? Would it matter if there were an answer? In any case, the questions posed on this page should leave no doubt about man's neverending curiosity as well his ability to surprise himself, uplift himself and make a fool of himself and the world at large. The words only mirror what the reader radiates.

Why, that is the question

Why
isn't ‘phonetic’ spelled the way it sounds?
Why
are there interstate highways in Hawaii?
Why
are there flotation devices under plane seats and not parachutes?
Why
do ‘fat chance’ and ‘slim chance’ mean the same thing?
Why
do you need a driver's license to buy liquor, and why do bars have parking lots, if you can't drink and drive?
Huh?
Have
you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?
How
does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the mornings?
Why
are there locks on the door if the shop is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year?
Why
, if ‘pro’ is the opposite of ‘con’, is ‘progress’ not the opposite of ‘congress’?
Why
do ‘overlook’ and ‘oversee’ mean opposite things?
Why
is it that, whether you sit up or sit down, the result is the same?
Why
is it called “after dark”, when it is really after light?
If
nothing ever sticks to Teflon, how do they make Teflon stick to the pan?
If
you're in a vehicle going the speed of light, what happens when you turn on the headlights?
What
would happen if you tied buttered toast to the back of a cat and dropped it from a height?
What
is the protocol if the package does not say “Open here” but instead “Open somewhere else”?
Why
do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-through bank machines?
Why
do they sterilize the needles for lethal injections?
Why
do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?
Why
isn't ‘palindrome’ spelled the same way backwards?
Why
is it so hard to remember how to spell ‘mnemonic’?
If
someone invented instant water, what would they mix it with?
Why
is it called a TV ‘set’ when you only get one?
Why
do feet smell and noses run?
Why
do ‘flammable’ and ‘inflammable’ mean the same thing?
Why
is it that when you transport something by car, it 's called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it 's called cargo?
Why
can't they make the whole plane out of the same substance that they used for the little indestructible black box?
Why
is it that when you're driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?
If
you have your finger touching the rearview mirror that says “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear”, how can that be possible?
Why
does an alarm clock ‘go off’ when it begins ringing?
Why
does ‘cleave’ mean both split apart and stick together?
Why
is it called a ‘building’ when it is already finished?
Why
do they call them ‘apartments’ when they are all stuck together?
Why
is there an expiration date on sour cream?
If
you keep trying to prove Murphy's Law, will something keep going wrong?
If
90% of all accidents happen within 5 km of home, why not move 10 km away?
Where
do homeless people have 90% of their accidents?
How
is it possible to ‘draw a blank’?
Why
is ‘monosyllabic’ such a long word?
Why
is the word ‘abbreviate’ so long?
Why
did kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
How come
it is called “civil war”?
Why
do doctors call they what they do “practice”?
What
happens if you try to fail, and succeed?
Did
Adam and Eve have navels?
What
is another word for ‘thesaurus’?
Why
doesn't ‘onomatopoeia’ sound like what it is?
What
do they pack styrofoam in for transport?
What
did they go back to before the invention of drawing boards?