* If a word were misspelled in the dictionary, how would we ever know? * Why do "fat chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing? * Why do "tug" boats push their barges? * Why are they called "stands" when they are made for sitting? * Why is it called "after dark" when it's really "after light"? * Why is "phonics" not spelled the way it sounds? * Why do they call it a TV set, when you only get one? * How come abbreviated is such a long word?