Bite-size answers to commonly asked questions from inquiring minds
Hello and welcome to Butwhydad.co.uk, a new web site developed in order to answer
some of the most commonly asked questions posed by the young and, indeed, not so
Butwhydad.co.uk was inspired by my children and before them my sister’s children.
And my friends’ and neighbours’ children. In fact, all of the children that have
asked me obvious questions throughout my adult life and which I’ve failed miserably
Questions such as “Dad, why is the sky blue?”, “Why is the sea salty?”, “Is a tomato
a fruit or vegetable dad? What about peppers?”, “Why is fire hot?”. I was even expected
to know which came first, the chicken or the egg. “You don’t know? But why dad?”.
This web site takes these and other such inquiries which - over the years - I have
struggled and embarrassed myself with, avoided and even lied about, and sets about
providing answers to them. Answers which I hope are interesting to you the reader,
understandable, not overly long and (largely) correct.
However, perhaps the most commonly asked question by children is one that I’ve not
attempted to address on this site. “Dad, where do babies come from?”. I’m afraid
you’re on your own with that one!
What this web site is not
Although this site sets out to provide accurate answers to certain queries it does
not pretend to be a definitive authority on these matters. Nor does the scope of
this site allow one to enter into the detail that many of these subjects warrant.
If you read anything that you feel is inaccurate or unclear please feel free to contact
us (see the orange Contact & Links tab above or click here for details).
We aim to add content to the site on an ongoing basis and welcome your suggestions,
ideas and feedback.
Top ten questions
Ten of the most frequently-asked questions have been plucked out and listed below.
To locate the answers, simply click on the questions of your choice.
In addition to these, many other popular questions and associated answers can be
found within this site. To view more, just click on the orange category buttons above.
A list of Q&As featured in that category will then be displayed.
Alternatively, you can attempt to find what you’re looking for by using the search
facility positioned at the bottom of this page.
If there is a particular question/answer you’d like to see and which isn’t yet featured
on the site, please feel free to email us with a request. Click here for details
on how to contact us.