Re: "Why is any object we don't understand always called a thing?"
"Bones, there's a cosmic muffin out there."
"Why is anything we don't understand always called an edible foodstuff?"
Moe: I'll take the blonde!
Larry: I'll take the brunette!
Curly: I'll take the Black and Tan!
--Wee Wee Monsieur (1938)