Thursday, September 8, 2016

Thursday Thoughts

Have you missed these? I still have thoughts.

Thoughts lately...

1) Kickback and pushback mean very different things, but if taken literally the only difference is doing something with your hand or your foot.

2) We call indoor heating heat but we call air conditioning air, not cool. So when we ask someone. "Do you have air? Is the air on?" It's like, yes, everyone has air. No, you can't turn it on or off. Why don't we say, "Turn the cool on" or "Turn the cool down" which would be the appropriate opposite of "turn the heat up."

3) Why is the Philippines spelled with a "Ph" but Filipino spelled with an "F?"

4 comments:

TeenLibrarianChristina said...

It's like you're reading my mind...

TeenLibrarianChristina said...

Just recently I read a book set in Australia and the characters all referred to the "Aircon" being on or off, where I would have said the AC.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I've spent all summer saying "the air" but now I'm going to start saying "the cool" and see if I can get it to stick. I've still got about a month before we're done using it here....

Deb R.H. said...

These are good questions. lol