Sunday, July 09, 2006


At just £2.99 from Boxtree Books A Little Book of Dumb Questions, compiled in 2001 by the ubiquitous Michael Powell (author of 101 Illnesses You Don't Want to Get, A Little Book of Crap Advice and Dung) is the perfect addition to your loo-side library.

Almost all are worth revisiting and there are too many favourites to actually call any of them 'favourite'. Ones I'm particularly keen on include:

Doesn't 'expecting the unexpected' make the unexpected expected?

Why isn't 'phonetic' spelled the way it sounds?

Is there something you can take for kleptomania?

Can you imagine a world with no hypothetical situations?

If gifts are free, what is a 'free gift'?

Is it possible to be totally partial?

Why isn't there more than one in every crowd?

Can you be a closet claustrophobic?

If all the world's a stage, where is the audience sitting?


What's the word for when you can't remember the word?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can you be a closet claustrophobic?

That's my favourite.

I'll have to keep an eye out for this book, me thinks.

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