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Posted:U tell a riddle. Basic Rules. Guess it. He/she/thing who guesses correctly wins and tells the next one...

I'll start.

When it is broken, it still works.
Beating pains it not...

bit small and crappy, but a bit hard.


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Posted:hehe , thats a good one , its gry !

wildchild , nice way to look at that little riddle of mine ... i did substitue some words , cause i thought it was too easy , however i didnt expect to change the whole riddle!

so here goes .....

i make elephants jump
i make babies curious
i have just one hump
and my ancestor is furious

hmmm ... does sound easy now ...


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vanize
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Posted:not so fast - no such word as "gry" in english



try again



still working on yours...


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Posted:language...

oh, and since I had 38 teeth in my mouth originally, I must be a mutant according to vanize...

Now, since I have no riddles in my head, I'll let the one {SAFE} posted go for mine...


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Posted:yeah, figures you of all people would get that one...

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Posted:what ? umm It's actually one I remember from junior high.

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Posted:"gry

\Gry\, n. [Gr ? syllable, bit.] 1. A measure equal to one tenth of a line. [Obs.] --Locke.

2. Anything very small, or of little value. [R.]" wink redface

but the answer be....language.

Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the tallest mountain in the world?


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Posted:where'd you find that definition? Gry isn't a word according to the webster's dictionary.

Mt. Everest was still the tallest, it doesn't matter if it was discovered or not.


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Posted:Written by: spritie


where'd you find that definition? Gry isn't a word according to the webster's dictionary.







yeah, and a few others (I actually checked several). Maybe it is a riddle that only works for american english?



and there are entire websites devoted to this riddle too, which do not ever once mention "gry" as a word


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Posted:Oops! I forgot my riddle...

How many letters are in the alphabet?


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Posted:8 or 11, depending on if you include "the"

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Posted:11?

The definition came from www.dictionary.com ....& it comes with a link to one of the websites about the riddle?! ubbloco

Which English word can have 4 of it's 5 letters removed & still retain it's origional pronunciation?


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Posted:Written by: vanize


Maybe it is a riddle that only works for american english?





ubblol ubblol ubblol

one up on you bro !!! biggrin

english - the original language !


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Posted:Both vanize & morph guessed right...it's 11.

Vanize's riddle never asked for another word that ends in gry though. It just mentioned there were 2 words that did so.


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Posted:My riddle in a nutshell. I bring up the Monty Hall problem and word it really baddly leading to at least three extra posts of me trying to explain it. Then people give their answers and one smartarse gets it right. This leads to an argument of maths vs. comman sence which'll go on for a while.

So...

Do you switch doors?


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Posted:Written by:
Which English word can have 4 of it's 5 letters removed & still retain it's origional pronunciation?



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sweet biggrin now its your turn dropkneedave {by the way , thats a cool nic}


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Posted:Written by: vanize


Think of words ending in -GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is.



seems he did ask for that third word spritie.

and now hang on lemme clear my head and think for a moment !!! shhh.......


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Posted:ok Domino .... totally missed the whole point you posted that thread confused could you repeat that in 'english' ???

thanks biggrin


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Posted:Written by: spritie

Both vanize & morph guessed right...it's 11.

Vanize's riddle never asked for another word that ends in gry though. It just mentioned there were 2 words that did so.



oh yeah! good point! :smug grin:


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Posted:Written by: ...{SAFE}...


Written by: vanize




Think of words ending in -GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is.





seems he did ask for that third word spritie.







actually no - it never says anything about 3 words that end with "gry". it only says "three words in 'the english language'". The first 2 sentances are distractors only and have nothing to do with the riddle other than to throw you into thinking in the wrong direction.



a pedantic riddle if ever there was one! ubbloco


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Posted:oh my goodness .... eek

well then , you just cant type properly ubblol

"dave dude you gotta post a riddle !!!" , but for the mean time you can work on mine !!! biggrin


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Posted:Written by: Domino

My riddle in a nutshell. I bring up the Monty Hall problem and word it really baddly leading to at least three extra posts of me trying to explain it. Then people give their answers and one smartarse gets it right. This leads to an argument of maths vs. comman sence which'll go on for a while.

So...

Do you switch doors?




...yes?


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Domino
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Posted:The Monty Hall Problem:

You on a game show and have reached the final stage, you're just minutes away from winning the star prize, a car, or a boobie prize, a camel.

Monty Hall, your host, gives you the choice of three doors to open. Behind one is the car, behind the other 2 are camels. You pick one of the doors but Monty doesn't open it yet. Instead he opens one of the others doors revealing a camel. He then offers the choice of opening the door you orginally chose or open the remaining closed door.

So.. Do you switch doors? And does it matter?


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Posted:ok ok...are the camels gaged?

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Posted:This is evil... because statistically, if you change you have better odds of getting the car, right? Because your first choice had 33% chance of being right, and now your choice has 50% chance of being right.. so you should swap?

I did this in Logic but I can't for the life of me remember if I'm right!


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Posted:Gagged camels? Well there's an interesting image...

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Posted:hmmm , am im thinking beyond the problem.... it doesnt matter what i say the answer is still correct ?! right ?

so then , its not realy a riddle at all ? its more of a question .

hmmm lets get some more riddles in this riddle thread .

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Posted:No offence meant but I really didn't understand that

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Posted:ubblol thats what we said about your post !!!

my statement is that your "riddle" is not realy a riddle at all ? its a question ? it may look like a riddle , but it dosent taste like one !

well thats probably just me but hey , i count dont i ? frown


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Posted:Written by: vanize

Think of words ending in -GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is.



I know this has been solved but here is another word ending in gry, Aggry.
Applied to a kind of variegated glass beads of ancient manufacture; as, aggry beads are found in Ashantee and Fantee in Africa.


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