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MIDDLE NAME RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS SMOKEY THE BEAR'S MIDDLE NAME?
A: THE.

Data entry tech comment: 2 MORE EXAMPLES ARE IN THE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: THE BEGINNING OF ETERNITY,/ THE END OF TIME AND SPACE,/
THE BEGINNING OF EVERY END/ AND THE END OF EVERY PLACE.
A: THE LETTER E.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID THAT THIS WAS A POPULAR RIDDLE CIRCULATED IN HER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (A) ; STATE OF BEING (Q)

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

Date learned: 10-20-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: WHICH IS THE BEGINNING OF ETERNITY,
THE END OF TIME AND SPACE,
THE BEGINNING OF EVERY RACE,
AND AT THE END OF EVERY RACE?
A: THE LETTER E

Data entry tech comment: ANOTHER EXAMPLE IN THE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (A) ; STATE OF BEING (Q)

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

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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RIDDLE IN VERSE

Q: I AM BLACK AND WHITE/ AND I'M VERY AMUSING/ I'M VERY INSTRUCTIVE/
BUT NEVER CONFUSING.
A: NEWSPAPER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED ; STATE OF BEING (Q) COLOR

James Callow Keyword(s): CATCH ; INITIAL ITERATION

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

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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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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