Why is someone who does magic with boxes
and ladies, etc, an "Illusionist"? Aren't we all illusionists? Why is someone who does magic with birds, and candles, and billiard balls a manipulator? Aren't we all?
Ah, the joys of the English language. Yeah, we're all about inconsistencies in the magic world. But how else would we classify ourselves and our specialities? Yeah, we're all magicians, but "someone who stuffs scantily clad women into odd shaped boxes and mutilates them" and "someone who makes birds, balls, and many other manner of objects appear, vanish, and change on stage wearing overtly fancy clothing" are too long to fit on the business card.
Why do magicians gather up a couple of hundred books on ONE subject, and call it a LIBRARY!?
This one's easy. A library is defined as an organized collection of printed material, that's it.
So, anyone else have any favorites?
Alright, here we go:
Why to we park of driveways and drive on parkways?
If #2 pencils are the msot popular brand, why is it still #2?
Why in baseball is it called the World Series if it is only played in the U.S.A & Canada?
Why is it, that when we send something by ship, it is called cargo, and when we send something by car, it is called a shipment?
Why is an alarm clock going "off" when it actually turns on?
Ok, enough silliness for now...