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    Something that you've thought about? Be creative...

    Here's mine.
    You know how 'they' say that a man with a beard is hiding something?
    I purpose that it's actually the opposite and think the face's natural state is proper.
    Means the clean shaven look must be the one hiding something? The beard at least.
    Just thinking here...
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    I had a beard. . .I just liked having one. Only thing I hid, was a bird or two and some nesting squirrels.
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    I've had a beard since my hippie days. It was long then, but nicely trimmed now.

    I was never hiding. Lazy, perhaps. Wanting to look older, when I was a 28 year old business consultant.


    My thoughtful question:
    Why do so many Spanish names have a “Z” sound?
    (Lopez, Ramirez, Gonzales, Hernandez, Diaz, etc)

    Why do so many Russian surnames have a “V” sound?
    (Pavlov, Smirnov, Medvedev, Breznev, Nabakov, etc.)

    Why do so many Chinese names have a “G” sound?
    (Ching, Chang, Chong, Ming, Wang, Yang, etc)

    Why do so many Scandinavian names have “Sen”?
    (Olsen, Hansen, Andersen, Larsen, Nielsen, etc)

    Why do so many German names have an “R” sound?
    (Wagner, Schneider, Muller, Meyer, Becker, etc)

    Why do so many Irish names have a “Y“?
    Murphy, Ryan, Kennedy, Lynch, O'Reilly, Doyle, etc)

    Why do so many Italian names have am ”I“ or ”O“?
    Ferrari, Mancini, Lombardi, Moretti, Romano, Colombo,
    Marino, Gallo, etc)

    Why do so many Polish names have a ”K“ or ”ski“ sound?
    (Kowalski, Kaminski, Zielinski, Jaworski, Nowak, Wozniak)

    Why are so many English names colorful? Or monosyllabic?
    (Brown, Green. White, Black, Rose, Jones, Smith, Wood, Clarke)

    I'm sure many are “son of” kind of things, or plurals.

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    Why do you need a left turn signal when turning left in a left turn ONLY lane? Where else could you be driving?

    Why do handicapped people not have to pay the parking meter? Are they poor too?

    Why do commercial doors have to open outwards while residential doors open inwards?

    Why are men's buttonholes on the opposite side than women's? Are there more left-handed women than right?

    When you reuse a plastic bag for trash and then throw it out, technically is that still recycling?

    If it's required to speak English fluently while sitting in the emergency aisle seats of an airliner, then why are the instructions for those occupants written in five languages?

    And finally...If it's called the Bill of Rights, what about the rest of us not named Bill or those who are Democrats?
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    A woman with a beard is named Liz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    Why do you need a left turn signal when turning left in a left turn ONLY lane? Where else could you be driving?[...]
    Straight ahead! Saw it happen just last week.

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    Why do you drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?

    If you spin a cow around really fast, do you get whipped cream?

    Can't think of anything creative this time


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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    Why do you need a left turn signal when turning left in a left turn ONLY lane? Where else could you be driving?
    I'm not making this up.

    In Mexico, if you want to turn left, you must get in the far right lane!

    In Mexico, a left turn signal means it is okay to pass me on the left!

    I've seen see nasty accidents when unkowledgeable gringos turn left with their signal on from the left lane and get T boned in the driver's door.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    You know how 'they' say that a man with a beard is hiding something?
    I purpose that it's actually the opposite and think the face's natural state is proper.
    Consider how many insurance salesppl, used-car salesppl, real-estate salesppl, and lawyers have beards. Few.

    Quote Originally Posted by Creative-1 View Post
    Why do so many Scandinavian names have “Sen”?
    Why do so many Polish names have a ”K“ or ”ski“ sound?
    "Sen" is the equivalent of son.
    "Ski" (or ska for women) means 'from. (Golinski = From Golen)

    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    1. Why do handicapped people not have to pay the parking meter? Are they poor too?

    2. Why do commercial doors have to open outwards while residential doors open inwards?

    3. Why are men's buttonholes on the opposite side than women's?
    1. Some spinal injuries make it difficult to handle coins (central cord syndrome).
    2. Fire hazard. Once there was a fire in a night club that only had a revolving door (The Cocoanut Grove was a nightclub in Boston, Mass.). Panicked patrons rushed the door, which were subsequently jammed due to the press of bodies. 492 people died. Since then it is a fire safety requirement that commercial doors open outward.
    3. So you know if you are wearing a woman's or man's shirt?

    That's the few that I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    Something that you've thought about? Be creative...

    Here's mine.
    You know how 'they' say that a man with a beard is hiding something?
    I purpose that it's actually the opposite and think the face's natural state is proper.
    Means the clean shaven look must be the one hiding something? The beard at least.
    Just thinking here...
    Wasn't there a biblical prohibition against men shaving or cutting their beards?

    Ah, here we go:

    http://www.seedofabraham.net/beard.html

    Shaving or removing a beard was considered a severe punishment or humiliation

    http://bestofbunker.blogspot.com/201...rd-part-1.html

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    [quote=craigwatanabe;251659] Why are men's buttonholes on the opposite side than women's? Are there more left-handed women than right?

    I read somewhere it is because when buttons were first introduced only the well to do could afford them and they had maids who would dress them. The maids would be facing the woman she is dressing thus the buttons were put on the left side of the blouse to make easier for to button. I don't know why it wasn't the same for the men for I'm sure someone dressed them also.

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    Why are men's buttonholes on the opposite side than women's?

    I heard it's from the days when men wore swords/scabbards on their left hip, and therefore it was easier to reach into your shirt (or something like that) to grab your sword.

    But that doesn't really explain why women's are the other way.

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    Why are there big tissues for your little nose but little tissues for your big butt?

    And the always popular question of how come weiners come in packs of 8 but hot dog buns come in packs of 6?
    Maybe they think we're gonna feed two weiners to the puppy.
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    What great responses! Very funny and thought provoking too.
    Really yea why?
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    Why do dogs feet smell like Fritos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peshkwe View Post
    Why do dogs feet smell like Fritos?
    Or, why do Fritos smell like dog's feet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    a beard
    How did Tarzan shave?
    WHY did Tarzan shave (especially before Jane came along)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amati View Post
    How did Tarzan shave?
    WHY did Tarzan shave (especially before Jane came along)?
    The big question is why did Tarzan shave his legs!
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    Why did Tarzan wear a loin cloth? Maybe to avoid injuries when swinging through the jungle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by matapule View Post
    Why did Tarzan wear a loin cloth? Maybe to avoid injuries when swinging through the jungle?
    I haven't studies all cultures... but of those I have been exposed to (and that's a lot!) I have not seen a culture, no matter how "primitive," that does not use some form of genital covering.

    The real question is: why does everyone (including Tarzan but excepting nudists) cover their genitals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaonohi View Post
    I have not seen a culture, no matter how "primitive," that does not use some form of genital covering.
    There were several cultures, primarily in Africa. BUT the local, indigenous population where I live, the Pericues, were completely nude when the Spanish explored the area in the early 1500's. That was changed in short order by the Catholic missionaries.

    The current anthropological thinking is that this Pericue culture, which was distinctly different than the "indians" of mainland Mexico and northern Baja, may very well have been immigrants from Hawai'i.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matapule View Post
    There were several cultures, primarily in Africa. BUT the local, indigenous population where I live, the Pericues, were completely nude when the Spanish explored the area in the early 1500's. That was changed in short order by the Catholic missionaries.

    The current anthropological thinking is that this Pericue culture, which was distinctly different than the "indians" of mainland Mexico and northern Baja, may very well have been immigrants from Hawai'i.
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    We visited a museum in Balboa Park a few months ago. One feature was a large mural depicting the building of the first mission by the local indians, all of whom were shown modestly clothed in long white pants and shirts. Near by there was a small sign explaining that the original mural had shown the indians historically accurately, wearing loin cloths, but reality was too horrendous for the powers that were, so the long pants and shirts were added. From what I have read most tribes covered the genitals as a means of protection more than modesty. Of course on some south sea islands women are free to walk bare breasted but custom requires that the ankles be covered. There is a nude beach within an easy drive from here, swimming nude is the only way to go. Yet surfing nude, as free feeling as it is, leaves ugly wax build up in inconvenient er...places. Lets just say nude surfing is not all its cracked up to be.

    The note about the Pericues is very interesting!

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    Thought about this on the way home yesterday: Sometimes I say "shoots" instead of a plain "okay". But why? What does literal sense of the word have to do with saying okay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matapule View Post
    There were several cultures, primarily in Africa. BUT the local, indigenous population where I live, the Pericues, were completely nude when the Spanish explored the area in the early 1500's. That was changed in short order by the Catholic missionaries.

    The current anthropological thinking is that this Pericue culture, which was distinctly different than the "indians" of mainland Mexico and northern Baja, may very well have been immigrants from Hawai'i.
    Nakedness is in the eye of the beholder. I remember a New Guinea population where the men were reported as naked, but subsequent investigation showed the men wore elaborate "penis sheaths," perhaps to enhance their assumed prowess. I forget what the women wore, or didn't.

    Back to the Pericue (thanks much Mata - I'm abashed I passed over them, particularly because of their incongruity! Pericue are a fascinating culture with the potential to overthrow many migration theories).

    From this report:

    "The missionary descriptions indicated that the men were naked and the women wore grass skirts, and they were very tall and slim," Gonzalez added. "They became extinct during the 18th century due to the lifestyle changes imposed by the missionaries to a sedentary way of life."

    Other reports have them burning down two missions

    "the missions of Santiago and San Jose del Cabo were destroyed by them in the year 1734"

    (Perhaps that was the cause of their alleged extinction - see what clothes can make you do? I say "alleged" because individual full-blooded pericue have been reported in modern times.)

    DNA samples indicate an origin in SE Asia or Australasia - very similar to Polynesians. Their cranial remains are quite unlike other Amerindian populations.
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