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RIDDLE

THIRTY WHITE HORSES ON A RED HILL. NOW THEY TRAMP, NOW THEY ROMP,
NOW THEY STAND STILL. ANS. TEETH AND GUM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): METAPHORICAL RIDDLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 09-00-1972

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Q: WHY ARE A COWARD AND A LEAKY FAUCET THE SAME?
A: THEY BOTH RUN.

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): AN ACTION (A) ; HARDWARE (Q) ; METAPHORICAL NONOPPOSITIONAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS BLACK AND WHITE AND RED ALL OVER?
A: A ZEBRA WITH A SUNBURN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (A) ; METAPHORICAL ; STATE OF BEING - COLOR (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 11-00-1971

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FINNISH RIDDLE

Q: KUMU KULLATTU, SEINAT SELKEAT, VINAPUTELI KIRSTUSSA.
A: VASTAUS? KIRKKO TRANSLATION:
Q: GOLDEN DOME/ PLAIN WALLS/ BATTLE OF SPIRITS/ IN THE CASKET.
A: A CHURCH.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FINLAND

Keyword(s): BUILDING (A) ; METAPHORICAL ; PARTICULAR AREA (Q) CHURCH

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS ONE LEG AND HIS HEART IN HIS HEAD?
A: A STUFFED CABBAGE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Keyword(s): EATABLES AND DRINKS (A) ; METAPHORICAL ; PART OF THE BODY (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): VEGETABLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS IT THAT WHEN YOU TEAR OFF IT'S COVERINGS IT'S MADE BARE
AND YOU CAN CHEW IT?
A: CHEWING GUM.

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

Where learned: LETTER ; JAPAN

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; EATABLES AND DRINKS (A) ; METAPHORICAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 07-28-1964

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RIDDLE ORIGINATED IN GERMANY

Q: WHAT GOES ALL OVER THE PASTURE IN THE DAYTIME AND SITS IN THE
CUPBOARD AT NIGHT?
A: MILK.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; EATABLES AND DRINKS (A) ; METAPHORICAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 09-30-1968

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MIZSLE = LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: MAZAS PUODELIS, SKANI KOSELE - A SMALL POT, TASTY PORRIDGE.
A: A NUT. (RIESUTAS)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): EATABLES AND DRINKS (A) ; METAPHORICAL ; UTENSILS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-08-1968

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RIDDLE

Q: SMALLER THAN A STALLION, ANGRIER THAN THE DEVIL.
A: PEPPER.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL AND DEVIL (Q) ; EATABLES AND DRINKS (A) ; METAPHORICAL

James Callow Keyword(s): HORSE ; SEASONING

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS A RED, GREEN AND WHITE HOUSE WITH LITTLE BLACK
PEOPLE INSIDE?
A: A WATERMELOM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BUILDING (Q) ; EATABLES (A) ; METAPHORICAL ; PERSONS (Q) COLOR

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: KETURI PONAICIUKAI ZENA KEPURE DEVI.(FOUR LORDS WEAR ONE HAT.)
A: A TABLE - STALAS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FURNITURE (A) ; METAPHORICAL ; PERSONS (Q) ; WEARABLE (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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FINNISH RIDDLE

Q: THE MAD MAN CRIES, THE WISE MAN PULLS. HULLU HUUTAA, VIISAS VETAA.
A: A CHURCH BELL. - KIRKONKELLO

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FINLAND

Keyword(s): HARDWARE (A) ; METAPHORICAL ; PERSONS IN ACTION (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-06-1968

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RIDDLE

Q: HAIR IN THE MIDDLE AND FAT ALL AROUND.
A: A CANDLE

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HOUSEHOLD ITEMS (A) ; METAPHORICAL ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: MAZA MOTERELE VISAZ PASAULIZ APRENGIA. - A SMALL WOMAN DRESSES
THE WHOLE WORLD.
A: A NEEDLE. - ADATA

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; METAPHORICAL ; NOTION ITEMS (A) ; PERSONS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-08-1968

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS THE SHORTEST BRIDGE IN THE WORLD?
A: THE BRIDGE OF YOUR NOSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): METAPHORICAL ; PARTICULAR AREAS (Q) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: A RED ROOSTER WHICH JUMPS AROUND AND OVER THE WHITE FENCES.
A: THE TONGUE.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANIMALS (Q) ; METAPHORICAL ; PARTS OF THE BODY (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS FULL OF EYES BUT HAS ONLY ONE MOUTH?
A: A ZARU. - A SPECIAL TYPE OF BAMBOO BASKET WHICH IS LOOSELY WOVEN
TO ALLOW WATER TO PASS THROUGH.

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

Where learned: LETTER ; JAPAN

Keyword(s): METAPHORICAL ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL ; UTENSILS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 07-28-1964

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RIDDLE

Q: WHEN DOES A BOAT SHOW AFFECTION?
A: WHEN IT HUGS THE SHORE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AN ACTION (A) ; METAPHORICAL ; TRANSPORTATION (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-25-1968

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RIDDLE

Q: WOMEN ARE LIKE MONEY.
A: YOU HAVE TO KEEP THEM BUSY OR THEY LOSE INTEREST.

James Callow comment: DOESN'T SOUND LIKE A RIDDLE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AN ACTION (A) ; METAPHORICAL ; MONETARY ITEM (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): SEXISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-30-1967

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT DID THE BALD HEADED MAN SAY WHEN HE GOT A COMB FOR HIS
BIRTHDAY?
A: I WILL NEVER PART WITH IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AN ACTION (A) ; METAPHORICAL NONOPPOSITIONAL ; NOTION ITEM (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-20-1968

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