Re: Centaur Housing and Headroom--and some brain-tickling...

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Posted by Someone cleverly disguised as a responsible adult on July 07, 2002 at 19:20:45:

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In Reply to: Re: Centaur Housing and Headroom posted by Mavra on July 02, 2002 at 18:05:27:

: Hmm... why is it called Ďrearing upí when itís your front that raises?

I'd like to intercept this one, if I may.

Perhaps the answer lies in the fact that, when a quadruped rears, all of the weight is being shifted to the rear. Or perhaps it is because the aforementioned quadruped is now standing upon its (or his, or her) rear legs.

In any event, the question reminds me of those vast unanswerables...

Why do they call them "apartments" when they're all stuck together?

Why does cargo go by ship or plane, but a shipment goes by truck?

How can you fill out a form when, really, you're filling it in?

Why is it that your alarm clock goes off when, in fact, it goes on?

Where are all the gruntled postal workers?

Why are they called "buildings" when they're already built?

Why are there money-back guarantees on the backs of smoke detectors?

Ah well...

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