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    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
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    we park in drive-ways and drive on parkways,
    and why is it when something is transported by automobile its a shipment,
    but on a ship its cargo?


    Just wondering!

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    Super Member crafty pat's Avatar
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    Never gave it a thought until you brought it up. Now I will be giving it some thought. And wondering why they did that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty pat
    Never gave it a thought until you brought it up. Now I will be giving it some thought. And wondering why they did that.
    Ditto, Ditter!
    :mrgreen:

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    I love the inconsistencies of our language.

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    ....why is it when something is transported by automobile its a shipment,
    but on a ship its cargo?


    Just wondering!
    I have heard the first one many times, but I have never heard the second one. They really do make you wonder about our language. LOL

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    or why is it a pair of panties, but just one bra?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redkimba
    or why is it a pair of panties, but just one bra?
    Love that one!

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    What about a "hot water heater"? Why on earth would you want to heat hot water?

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