The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

QOTD – How Many Roads Must a Man Walk Down?

Want to hear the sound of one hand clapping?  Hit yourself in the forehead.

Why isn’t phonetic spelled the way it sounds?

And, for what it is worth, I think we have exceeded the number of times the cannon balls must fly- though they are not technically banned.

  • How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the mornings?
  • Why is it called TOOTHbrush when you brush all of your teeth?
  • Why do fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing?
  • If someone invented instant water, what would they mix it with?
  • Why is brassiere singular and panties plural?
  • 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 is there braille on a drive up ATM?

Most people would say, “don’t answer – it’s rhetorical”.

Rhetorical – of, relating to, or concerned with rhetoric.

Rhetoric – the art of speaking or writing effectively.

Today’s Question is a bit of an assignment.  Answer a rhetorical question.  You may choose- a funny or nonsensical question, a thought provoking question, a song quote, or piece of literature… your decision.

How DO you solve a problem like Maria? CAN you cry under water?  If you prick us, do we not bleed?

QOTD  Can you answer a rhetorical question?


About Jamaal

Lover of words, liver of life, director of theatre, keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts. Twitter: @JamaalAllan

One comment on “QOTD – How Many Roads Must a Man Walk Down?

  1. Jenn
    August 8, 2013

    Q: How many roads must a man walk down? A: As many as it takes.
    Q: What is the sound of one hand clapping? A: This:
    Q: If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it does it make a sound? A: Of course it does.
    Q: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? A: The egg. That’s evolution, baby.

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