Why is water wet?
Why is the sky always overhead?
Why are there no penguins in the Arctic?
How do boats float?
Wouldn’t it be great to have a six-month vacation twice a year?
Why do mosquitoes always fly around in your ear?
Seriously... Why not try to write something clever, witty or comical (just for fun)
That's an encouraging thought to cheer us up about the damp British climate.
No matter how wet it is here, you can be sure that the weather is always Wetter in Germany. Nice.
-And boats float because they sail salty water.
-But Chac, boats also sail fresh water!
-Well yeah...because...mmmm... boat builders hide a sack of salt somewhere in those boats :)
Several postings above have misspelled whether as wether. There are actually three different homophones here, whether, weather, and wether, but not many people know the third one unless they've been around a farm.
As Miriam says, a wether is a male sheep, but that definition is missing important, as is the sheep. A dictionary will steer you in the right direction (nyuck, nyuck).
Once you get into the vocabulary of farming and animal husbandry, you find that there are dozens of specialized words describing animals in various states and stages of their lives.
The most familiar use is in the compound word bellwether, which is usually used in the figurative sense of "leading indicator" or "predictor." But it literally means the wether who wears a bell on his neck and leads a flock of sheep.
So the question is not if there are withering witticisms, but whether wethers can weather them.