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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAPPENS ONCE IN A MINUTE, TWICE IN A MOMENT,
BUT NOT ONCE IN A THOUSAND YEARS?
A: THE LETTER M

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): AN ACTION (Q) ; COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS IT THAT YOU MUST KEEP AFTER YOU GIVE IT TO SOMEONE ELSE?
A: YOUR WORD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION (Q) ; CAUSAL ; COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 11-08-1967

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS ALWAYS BROKEN BEFORE IT IS USED?
A: AN EGG.

Data entry tech comment: ANOTHER VARIANT IN U OF D FOLKLORE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; EATABLES AND DRINKS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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EGG JOKE (SIC)

Q: WHAT IS HARD ON THE OUT SIDE, SOFT ON THE INSIDE, AND IMPOSSIBLE
TO GET INTO WITHOUT BREAKING IT ?
A: AN EGG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Keyword(s): ACTION (Q) ; EATABLES AND DRINKS (A) ; STATE OF BEING (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 11-10-1969

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RIDDLE

Q: TAKE OFF MY SKIN, I WONT CRY...BUT YOU WILL. WHAT AM I?
A: AN ONION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; EATABLES AND DRINKS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: BIRIOJ KIRSTAS, MIESTE PIRKTAS, ANT RANKELIZ VIRKIA.
Q: CUT IN THE MEADOW, BOUGHT IN THE CITY, IT CRIES IN YOUR HANDS.
A: SMUIKAS - VIOLIN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AN ACTION (Q) ; PART OF THE BODY (Q) PARTICULAR PLACE (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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FINNISH RIDDLE

Q: THE MAD MAN CRIES, THE WISE MAN PULLS. HULLU HUUTAA, VIISAS VETAA.
A: A CHURCH BELL. - KIRKONKELLO

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FINLAND

Keyword(s): HARDWARE (A) ; METAPHORICAL ; PERSONS IN ACTION (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-06-1968

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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: NEI PATI VALGO, NEI KITAM DUODA. - SHE DOES NOT EAT IT HERSELF,
NOR GIVE IT TO ANOTHER.
A: SPYNA - A LOCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANTITHETICAL OPPOSITIONAL ; HARDWARE (A) ; PERSON IN ACTION (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS VERY BLACK AND YET ENLIGHTENS THE WORLD?
A: INK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): AN ACTION (Q) ; ANTITHETICAL ; COLOR (Q) ; HOUSEHOLD ITEMS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-11-1970

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT GOES UP WHEN THE RAIN COMES DOWN?
A: AN UMBRELLA.

Data entry tech comment: 2 MORE EXAMPLES ARE IN THE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AN ACTION (Q) ; HOUSEHOLD ITEMS (A) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: KAS AUDSIA BE STAKLUZ? (WHAT WEAVES WITHOUT A LOOM?)
A: VORAS - A SPIDER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION (Q) ; HOUSEHOLD ITEMS (Q) ; INSECTS (A) ; PRIVATIONAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-08-1968

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RIDDLE

Q: A LOVELY YOUNG GIRL WHOM ALL KISS ON HER MOUTH.
A: A GLASS.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION (Q) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PERSON (Q) ; UTENSILS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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