Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Name Game

I wonder sometimes where we get the names of things.

I have a physical condition which requires me to take medication for pain. These medications are referred to by my doctor and pharmacist as 'pain pills'. Doesn't that sound like they cause pain? I already have pain...I want relief pills.

The same can be said about the Fire Department. Sounds like they set fires, doesn't it? It should be called the Extinguishing Department. The Bomb Squad sounds like a terrorist organization to me.

Don't even get me started on things like 'wrinkle cream'...

1 comment:

Jenn said...

You know what makes me laugh ... spell checker. For instance, I used the word hoodie .. and it offered to correct it to "hoodoo".

I had to clean the tea off my screen!