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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: JOHN IS IN THE OTHER ROOM SLEEPING. MARY IS ON THE FLOOR DEAD.
THERE IS WATER ON THE FLOOR NEAR MARY. THERE IS ALSO BROKEN GLASS
ON THE FLOOR NEAR MARY. MARY DID NOT DIE OF ANY WOUNDS.
HOW DID MARY DIE?
A: JOHN IS A CAT. MARY IS A FISH. JOHN KNOCKED THE FISH BOWL OFF
THE STAND AND IT BROKE AND MARY DIED OF SUFFICATION (SUFFOCATION).

Submitter comment:

YES AND NO QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RIDDLE ARE ASKED OF THE RIDDLER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANIMALS (A)

James Callow Keyword(s): HOUSEHOLD ITEM (Q) ; NAMES FOR

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Proper Name
RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 09-26-1969

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RIDDLE

Q: THE BENCH GETS TIRED, BUT NOT THE SITTER.
A: A MAN ON A HORSE.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMALS (A) ; FURNITURE (Q) ; PERSONS (A) ; PERSONS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: TWO STIFF STANDERS/ TWO DILLY DANDERS/ TWO HOOKERS, TWO CROOKERS/
A LICKER AND A SWITCHER.
A: A COW.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANIMALS (A) ; METAPHORICAL NONOPPOSITIONAL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle C890.400

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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RIDDLE

Q: COTO JEST?/ BIEGA PO DWORZE I SZCZEKA/ A CZASEM IKASI CZTOWIEKA.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANIMALS (A) ; LITERAL NONOPPOSITIONAL ; PERSON (Q)

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle
RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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RIDDLE IN VERSE

Q: MY TRUNK ALAS. IT HAS NO LOCK./ IT HASN'T ANY KEY./
BUT YET WHEREVER I MAY GO/ I TAKE MY TRUNK WITH ME.
A: AN ELEPHANT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANIMALS (A) ; HARDWARE (Q) ; LUGGAGE (Q)

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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RIDDLE IN VERSE

Q: I TALK BACK TO FOLKS IT IS TRUE/ AND I LIKE CRACKERS AS WELL
AS YOU.
A: PARROT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANIMALS (A) ; EATABLES (Q) ; LITERAL ; PERSONS (Q)

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: WHO AM I?/ PERKY EARS AND WIGGLY NOSE,/
BUSHY TAIL AND PAINTED ( POINTED? ) TOES,/ BRIGHT BLACK EYES AND
FURRY DRESS,/ WHO AM I? YOU NEED NOT GUESS,/
IF YOU'LL LOOK, YOU'LL PLAINLY SEE
A: I M A SQUIRREL, UP IN A TREE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q) ; ANIMALS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; WEARABLE (Q)

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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TWO, THREE, AND FOUR LEGS RIDDLE

Q: TWO LEGS SAT UPON THREE LEGS,/ WITH ONE LEG IN HIS LAP;/ IN COMES
FOUR LEGS,/ AND RUNS AWAY WITH ONE LEG./ UP JUMPS TWO LEGS,/ CATCHES
UP THREE LEGS,/ THROWS IT AFTER FOUR LEGS,/ AND MAKES HIM BRING BACK
ONE LEG.
A: TWO LEGS, A BOY; THREE LEGS, A STOOL; ONE LEG, A ROAST LEG OF
LAMB; FOUR LEGS, A DOG.

Submitter comment: I FOUND THIS IN AN OLD MOTHER GOOSE COLORING BOOK WHICH WAS IN THE
ATTIC. THE COVER AND SOME PAGES WERE MISSING. IT IS AT LEAST TEN
YEARS OLD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANIMALS (A) ; NUMBERS AND MEASUREMENTS (Q)

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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