Five questions for the knowledgeable sock puppet…

Five questions for the knowledgeable sock puppet…

1. At a movie theater, which arm rest is yours?

2. In the word “scent”, is the “S” silent or the “C”?

3. If people evolved from monkeys, why are monkeys still around?

4. Why is there a “D” in fridge, but not in refrigerator?

5. Who knew what time it was when the first clock was made?

All the Ratties look forward to your semi intelligent answers….

(answers are in invisible ink…)

1.  The armrest belongs to the person with the sharpest elbows. Or you share it placing elbows behind one another like civilised Euopeans do)
2.  The ‘S’ is silent, the ‘C’ is soft.  Just ask the famous rapper: 50 scent.
3.  They exist in case people wise up to politicians.
4.  The ‘D’ is there to keep the correct pronounciation of the soft ‘G’.  See ‘bridge’, ‘ridge’, ‘midge’, edge, wedge, etc…
5.  The sun told them what time it was. A clock’s hands move clockwise as a copy of the sun’s movement in the Northern hemisphere where the first clocks were made.
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3 thoughts on “Five questions for the knowledgeable sock puppet…”

  1. 1. At a movie theater, which arm rest is yours?
    Same rule as dinnerware – left to right.

    2. In the word “scent”, is the “S” silent or the “C”?
    It should be a ligature – thus cent, sent, and scent.

    3. If people evolved from monkeys, why are monkeys still around?
    Apes (Welfare).  Monkeys have tails.

    4. Why is there a “D” in fridge, but not in refrigerator?
    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Frige
    Co-opted (ewww).

    5. Who knew what time it was when the first clock was made?
    It was always correct somewhere. Now, we know where we are,
    https://phys.org/news/2020-07-unique-instrument.html

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  2. Gerard:
    1. At a movie theater, which arm rest is yours?

    I will agree with Uncle Al on this.  Use the rest for your right arm, and drop your left arm within the armrest.

    Though, at the theater we go to (which we do about once per year) they now have double-wide armrests that can be shared.

    2. In the word “scent”, is the “S” silent or the “C”?

    It is a consonant blend, so, in the case of “scent” it takes both the s and the c to make that “s” sound.

    3. If people evolved from monkeys, why are monkeys still around?

    People did not evolve.

    4. Why is there a “D” in fridge, but not in refrigerator?

    Dunno.   Fridge came indirectly from refrigerator, via Frigidaire.

    5. Who knew what time it was when the first clock was made?

    Everyone knew what time it was.  They just lacked precision.  They might have said “noon-ish,” meaning any time from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm, but that was good enough for most purposes.

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