Today's Riddle

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by paulmack, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. paulmack

    paulmack New Member

    Came across this verse recently & really enjoyed it.

    We are little airy Creatures,
    All of diff'rent Voice and Features,
    One of us in Glass is set,
    One of us you'll find in Jet,
    T'other you may see in Tin,
    And the fourth a Box within,
    If the fifth you shou'd pursue,
    It can never fly from you.
    --Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

    The answer is:


    Hope you enjoyed.
  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    You shouldn't have given us the answer. I probably woulda figured that out in 2 or 3 years. Haha

    That Swift was an unusual guy. He wrote his own obituary. Then he wrote his own epitaph. I guess he didn't want anyone to read it cause he wrote it in Latin.

    Well, what better language for an epitaph than a dead one?

    Hoots, Mon.

  3. Catseye

    Catseye Member

    I actually tried to figure it out and hurt myself. Now my brain is on crutches, today. I hope you're happy - it's not even figureoutable!

    I'm gonna get you for this, here's 3 and you'll get the answers when my brain is off crutches:

    How many letters are in the alphabet?

    Mr. Whimpy was terrified of the dark. When he went to bed, he would flip off the light switch on the far wall, then tear across the room to bed, 10 feet away. However, the other day, he flipped the switch, walked slowly to his bed, and climbed in before the room went dark. He only used his finger to switch off the light.
    How did he manage this brave feat?

    David's father has three sons : Snap, Crackle and _____ ?

  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    1) Eight

    2) Afternoon nap?

    3) David

  5. elliespad

    elliespad Member

    Oh, that Rock is PRETTY SMART. However, I am going to challenge you on that ALPHABET one and say 11 !.

    Because THE ALPHABET adds up to 11.

    Karen, I, too, was afraid I would hurt myself on that if I used my head. (That's that LUMP 3 feet above my A$$.) (Some more prominent than others)
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  6. Catseye

    Catseye Member

    Very good, rockgor, actually the first is 11 but close enough.

    Riddles are like stairs, I think I'll stay off them for awhile. Besides, these riddles are out of my league.

    have fun!


  7. elliespad

    elliespad Member

    You're right Karen, Paul and Rock are DEFINATELY in a league of their own.
  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    but you have some letters twice.
  9. paulmack

    paulmack New Member

    looks like your having fun.Sorry rock about giving the answer but I was away watching football(translated in American as Soccer) so I was unable to check the board.But I'm back.So here's one for you without an answer:

    My sides are firmly lac'd about,
    Yet nothing is within;
    You'll think my head is strange indeed,
    Being nothing else but skin.

    What am I???

  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    The answers are:

    1) a corset (when it's not being worn)

    2) a skinhead


  11. paulmack

    paulmack New Member

    great answers,but we're only looking for one item.
    Talking about Jonathan Swift it was rumoured he liked a whisky.In fact he loved a "swift half",haha.
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  12. paulmack

    paulmack New Member

    It's nearly midnight over here so I'll be off to bed shortly.
    A clue for the previous riddle.
    This could possibly be a snare??or is that just a trap,haha.

    Here's a selection of some more annoying riddles,groan groan,lol.

    Q.What is the biggest building in the world?
    A.The Library because it has the most stories,or should that be storeys.

    Q.What is the loudest sport?
    A.Tennis,played with a racket.

    Q.Who is bigger, Mrs. Bigger or her baby?
    A.Her baby is a little bigger.

    Q.A cowboy rode into town on Friday, stayed 2 days, then rode out of town on Friday. How did he do that?
    A.His horse is named Friday.

    Q.What musical note cannot vote?
    A.A Minor.
  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    I got a little help from your clue and the old noir detective Bulldog Drummond. The answer is...drum roll...

    a drum. (Snare or otherwise)

  14. paulmack

    paulmack New Member

    You are definitely the best "riddler" on the board.Yes of course the correct answer was drum,lets hope you don't go banging on about it,lol.
    Hoots mon.