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RIDDLE

Q: HOW MANY GROOVES ARE IN A RECORD?
A: TWO - ONE ON EACH SIDE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ENTERTAINMENT (Q) ; LITERAL ; NUMBERS AND MEASUREMENTS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 11-22-1968

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PATCHES

Q: PATCH UPON PATCH, HOLE IN THE MIDDLE, GUESS THE RIDDLE
I'LL BUY YOU A GOLD FIDDLE.
A: A CHIMNEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ENTERTAINMENT (Q) ; HARDWARE (A) ; STATE OF BEING (Q)

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

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: THOUGH GOOD FELLOWS WE ARE/ WE CAN'T HOPE TO BE SAVED; / FROM OUR
VERY FIRST DAY/ TO OUR LAST WE'RE ENSLAVED./ OUR OFFICE IS HARDEST/
AND FOOD SURE THE WORST/ BEING CRAMMED WITH RAW FLESH/ TILL WE'RE
READY TO BURST./ THOUGH LOW IN OUR STATE/ EVEN KINGS WE SUPPORT/ AND
AT BALLS HAVE/ THE PRINCIPAL SHARE OF SPORT.
A: A PAIR OF SHOES.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID THAT THIS IS ONE RIDDLE SHE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER
BECAUSE IT WAS THE ONLY QUESTION ON A SENIOR ENGLISH EXAM AT
DETROIT'S MILLER HIGH SCHOOL AROUND 1940.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; EATABLES (Q) ; ENTERTAINMENT (Q) ; PERSONS (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): RHYME INVERSION ; SYNTAX

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

Date learned: 10-20-1971

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