Humour usually follows a pattern. Based on initial impression we
think that something is true, however, when we see additional evidence,
which shows that we were wrong, we laugh at the absurdity. Sometimes we smile as a
defence mechanism to hide being caught out.
Barbers shop named:
Driving school in Merseyside, England: called 'L Passo'.
'Codfather' chippies, most notably: 'The Codfather', Camps Bay, Cape
Town, South Africa.
Restaurant in Belfast called: 'Thai Tanic'.
Teddy bear shop in Penge, England called: 'Bearly Trading'.
The English language is made for humour. It has absorbed words
from many other cultures, thus as scope for ambiguity, which is the mother
of wit. English grammar has a looseness that German, Greek and
Italian just don't tolerate, thus supplying more opportunities for
misunderstanding and mirth.
If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't
the plural of booth beeth?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
A guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
Incidentally, there are no hogs in Hogmanay.
When you are incommunicado: you are without the means to communicate.
The Turkey is native, to America and is named for its resemblance to a bird native to Africa.
Madison Square Garden, USA is not square (nor is it a garden).