Why does 40 lashes mean one thing and 40 winks means something totally different?

Don't mind me, I'm just being silly.

5 Answers

  • frodo
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    It is especially curious conundrum because those winks are done with your eye lashes. lol

  • 1 decade ago

    It's because the word 40 does not carry an implication of the nature of the things it counts, except in so far as they must be countable.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well, it's because the 40 only refers to what comes after it. It's almost like asking "why do we drive on parkways but park in driveways?"

  • 1 decade ago


    gurl your funny! Cute question!

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