What Is A "Curious Quandary?"

Robert Strand

A "quandary" is described as being in a "state of uncertainty, or caught in a dilemma." Let's think about some of the following...

  • Why is the third hand on a watch or clock called the "second hand?"
  • If a word is mis-spelled in the dictionary...how will we ever know?
  • clockonwallWhy does "slow down" and "slow up" mean the same thing?
  • Doesn't "expecting the unexpected" make the unexpected expected?
  • Why is it called "after dark" when it really is "after light?"
  • Why do "tug" boats push their barges?
  • If work is so terrific, why do they have to pay you to do it?
  • Why do you press harder on the buttons of your remote control when you know the batteries are already dead?
  • If you are cross-eyed and have dyslexia, can you read all right?
  • How come "abbreviated" is such a long word?
  • If Webster wrote the first dictionary, where did he find the words?
  • Why do they call it a "TV set" when you only have one?
  • Why, at Christmas, do you sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of your socks?
  • Why does the Bible say it's harder for a rich person to get into heaven than it is for a camel to go through the eye of a needle?
  • Why does the Bible say that if you want to be the leader, you must serve others?
  • Why do we say we love God, yet do not keep His commandments?

"The proverbs of Solomon...are for giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline" (Proverbs 1:1, 4-5, 7).