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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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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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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS IT THAT WHEN YOU REMOVE IT, YOU DO NOT USE IT,
AND WHEN YOU REPLACE IT, YOU USE IT?
A: THE LID OF A JAPANESE BATH TUB.

Submitter comment: N.B. THE JAPANESE BATH TUB IS A WOODEN, DEEP TUB COVERED WITH A LID.
WHEN NOT IN USE, THE BATH IS COVERED WITH THE LID.
INFORMANT LIVES IN JAPAN AND LEARNED THE ABOVE FROM HIS CHILDREN.

Where learned: LETTER ; JAPAN

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; FURNITURE (A) ; PUZZLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 07-28-1964

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT KIND OF COAT CAN BE PUT ON ONLY WHEN WET?
A: A COAT OF PAINT.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; CLOTHES (Q) ; HARDWARE (A) ; WISDOM

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 08-00-1966

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RIDDLE

Q: A TINY BIT OF STEEL THAT CAN HOLD BACK ALL.
A: A KEY

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; HARDWARE (A) ; HARDWARE (Q) ; WISDOM

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: YOU CAN HANG IT ON A WALL; BUT IF YOU TAKE IT DOWN, YOU CAN'T
HANG IT UP AGAIN.
A: WALLPAPER.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; HARDWARE (A) ; PUZZLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS IT THAT GOES FAST BUT NOT FAR?
A: A DOLLAR BILL.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; MONETARY ITEMS (A) ; WISDOM

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS IT THAT ONE THROWS AWAY AFTER CAREFULLY HOARDING IT?
A: GARBAGE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LIVES IN JAPAN AND LEARNED ABOVE FROM HIS CHILDREN.

Where learned: LETTER ; JAPAN

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 07-28-1964

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT ALWAYS FALLS AND NEVER GETS HURT?
A: RAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-17-1968

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT FALLS, BUT NEVER GETS HURT?
A: SNOW.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 09-09-1965

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT GROWS LONGER THE MORE IT IS CUT?
A: A DITCH.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; PARTICULAR AREAS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT GETS BIGGER AS YOU TAKE MORE AWAY FROM IT?
A: A HOLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; PARTICULAR AREAS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: THE MORE YOU PUT INTO IT, THE SMALLER IT GETS. THE MORE YOU TAKE
AWAY FROM IT, THE BIGGER IT GETS. WHAT IS IT?
A: A HOLE IN THE GROUND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; PARTICULAR AREAS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-25-1970

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RIDDLE

Q: THEY HEAR EVERYTHING, BUT TELL IT TO NO ONE.
A: EARS.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; PARTS OF THE BODY (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: THOUGH THEY ARE EASILY CARRIED, THEY CAN NEVER BE COUNTED.
A: HAIR.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; PARTS OF THE BODY (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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SAYING (RIDDLE)

Q: NO MATTER HOW SMART YOU ARE, WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU ALWAYS
OVERLOOK?
A: YOUR NOSE.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; PARTS OF THE BODY (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: WHAT GOES ALL OVER THE HOUSE BUT NEVER TOUCHES ANYTHING?
A: YOUR VOICE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; PARTS OF THE BODY (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-02-1970

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CLERGY RIDDLE

Q: TELL ME IF YOU CAN/ WHO IS THE HIGHLY FAVORED MAN/ THAT HAS
MARRIED MANY A WIFE/ BUT IS SINGLE ALL HIS LIFE.
A: A PRIEST.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; PERSONS (A) ; PERSONS (Q)

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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