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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN, FELT, OR HEARD, YET HAS A NAME?
A: NOTHING

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT BEGINS WITH P AND ENDS WITH E AND HAS MORE THAN 200 LETTERS
IN IT?
A: POST OFFICE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BUILDING (A) ; COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (Q) ; LITERAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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RIDDLE

Q: THERE IS A WORD OF FIVE SYLLABLES; TAKE AWAY THE FIRST AND NO
SYLLABLE WILL REMAIN.
A: MONOSYLLABLE.

Submitter comment: (FROM) "NEW ENGLAND FOLKLORE"; B. A. BOTKIN, ED.
(CROWN PUBLISHERS).

Where learned: NEW YORK ; MILFORD

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS ; COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT STAYS IN THE SAME CORNER ALL THE TIME, BUT TRAVELS AROUND
THE WORLD?
A: A POSTAGE STAMP.

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (Q) ; PARTICULAR AREA (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS MANY ANSWERS BUT ASKS NO QUESTIONS.
A: A DOORBELL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

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

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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CARPENTER'S RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS THE NAME OF A CARPENTER'S TOOL THAT CAN ALSO BE SPELLED
BACKWARDS?
A: LEVEL

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (Q) ; HARDWARE (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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NON ORAL RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS THIS? .
A: A GHOST WITH A CINDER IN HIS EYE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (Q) ; PERSONS (A) ; VISUAL

James Callow Keyword(s): VISUAL RIDDLE -- PERIOD OR DOT ON PAPER

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT BEGINS WITH A T, ENDS WITH A T, AND IS FULL OF T?
A: A TEAPOT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (Q) ; LITERAL ; UTENSILS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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TRICKY TALK

Q: RAILROAD CROSSING, LOOK OUT FOR THE CARS.
CAN YOU SPELL THAT WITHOUT ANY R'S?
A: T-H-A-T.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (Q) ; TRANSPORTATION (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): CATCH ; VERSE RIDDLE

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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IN THE ALPHABET RIDDLE

Q: IN THE ALPHABET, AND FOR DRINKING,/ NOT IN DUMB BUT FIRST IN
THINKING.
A: TEA.

Submitter comment: I FOUND THIS ACTIVITY BOOK IN THE ATTIC. FROM:
"LOTS OF THINGS TO DO"
(AKRON, OHIO, THE SAALFIELD PUBLISHING CO., 1951)
THE PAGES ARE NOT NUMBERED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): CATCH

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

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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