Have you ever wondered........

United States
September 23, 2008 5:16pm CST
I know it's sounds weird or it may not but have you ever thought to yourself odd things like why a window is called a "window"... or or why a rock is called a "rock" or why any of these words make any sense only because we were taught that they do, but why? in the end it all makes sense to us all but what if they didn't?
4 responses
• United States
23 Sep 08
Haha I know exactly what you mean, these kinds of thoughts come to me plenty of times. I guess we need words for everything, and all will sounds weird sometimes, but we have to just take them as they are. :]
@lizard211 (240)
• United States
24 Sep 08
Uh, I find myself wondering this myself! It expecially happens to me though when I happen to be saying a particular word alot. After awhile, the word begins to sound weird to me and then I start thinking about why it sounds weird to me and then I usually temporarily forget how to spell it! I guess they just make sense to us because they are embedded in our brains and reinforced from when we were born.
• United States
24 Sep 08
lol i know exactly what your talking about, ive done that god knows how many times myself
@kissie34 (2296)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
I get it because when I was still a child, I also asked the same questions like you to my parents, siblings, teachers, to anyone but nobody can answer my questions.. They can't give me a clear explanation in every of my questions.. Even up to now, I'm still wondering why do things called as that.. Is it just because someone invented that word and preach the word to everyone until it became known for that name.. Well, the school didn't taught us why in every things that we have here, that have been invented were called in that kind of name.. No one would really know the reason even I think the scientist.. I think most people were also wondering same as you and me about the certain things in this world.. Well, I guess that makes our world mysterious..
@nadooa247 (1097)
• United States
15 Nov 08
It is part of our human nature to question things that may seem normal or no big deal. I think about that sometimes but i never really came up with a real explanation. Did you ever hear people say "lets invent a word" lol? Be it written or spoken in real life or movies you must have heard that uttered at least once =P Many words have origins but some words just don't seem to have a complex explaination as to how they came to be.