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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT LIVES IN A FIRE?
A: A LIVE COAL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS IT THAT GROWS BIG WHEN IT IS FED WOOD, GROWS SMALL WHEN
IT IS FED WATER?
A: FIRE.

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

Where learned: LETTER ; JAPAN

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

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 07-28-1964

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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 IS GREEN AND WHITE AND COLD ALL OVER?
A: GRASS WITH SNOW ON IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LITERAL ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; STATES OF BEING (Q) COLOR

James Callow Keyword(s): WORD-PLAY: PUN ON "GOLD"

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 11-28-1967

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT GROWS WITH ITS ROOTS UPWARD, LIVES IN THE WINTERTIME,
AND DISAPPEARS IN THE SUMMER?
A: AN ICICLE.

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-17-1968

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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 HAS A MOUTH AND A FORK BUT NEVER EATS?
A: A RIVER.

Submitter comment: I WAS ASKED THIS RIDDLE DURING THE COURSE OF CONVERSATION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; UTENSIL (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS A MOUTH BUT CANNOT SPEAK?
A: RIVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 09-30-1967

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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: TEVAS NEGIMES, SUNUS PRAZILEZS - THE FATHER IS UNBORN, THE SON
IS GRAY-HAIRED.
A: DUMAI - SMOKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; PERSONS (Q) ; STATES OF BEING (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-20-1968

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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 CAN RUN BUT CANNOT WALK?
A: WATER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; PRIVATIONAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT FLIES AND NEVER RESTS?
A: THE WIND.

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

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANTITHETICAL ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: KAS LEKIA BE SPARUZ? - WHAT FLYS WITHOUT WINGS?
A: VIJAS - THE WIND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; PRIVATIONAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-08-1968

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RIDDLE

Q: IN WHAT WAY ARE A DOG AND A TREE ALIKE?
A: THEY BOTH HAVE A BARK.

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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Q: MOSTLY IT IS SEEN AT NIGHT;/ OFTEN IT IS ROUND AND BRIGHT;/
OTHER TIMES IT'S CURVED AND THIN./ NOW YOU HAVE THE NAME HEREIN.
A: MOON

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.

Data entry tech comment: THE FIRST LETTER OF EACH VERSE IS UNDERLINED TO INDICATE THE ANSWER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANTITHETICAL ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; STATES OF BEING (Q)

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

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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RIDDLE

Q: SOMETIMES IT IS SHORT./ SOMETIMES IT IS TALL./ SOMETIMES YOU CAN
NOT/ SEE IT AT ALL. WHAT IS IT?
A: A SHADOW.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANTITHETICAL ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; STATES OF BEING (Q)

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: A HOUSEFUL, A SPOONFUL,/ YOU CAN'T CATCH A SPOONFUL.
A: SMOKE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT BELIEVES SHE HEARD IT FROM HER SON WHEN HE WAS ATTENDING
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT LEAST FIFTEEN YEARS AGO. SHE ALSO REMEMBERS
IT BEING REPEATED BY A CUB SCOUT WHILE SHE WAS DEN MOTHER ABOUT
1956.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; BUILDINGS (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; UTENSILS (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): ROOMFUL?

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

Date learned: 10-20-1971

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Q: HIGH IT FLIES/ LOW IT FLIES/ YET HAS NO WINGS/ ON WHICH TO RISE.
A: SMOKE.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; PRIVATIONAL

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

Date learned: 09-20-1967

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RIDDLE IN VERSE

I RIPPLE AND DRIP,/ I'M GREEN OR I'M BLUE/ I'M WILD OR I'M TAME/
BUT I AM NEEDED BY YOU.
A: WATER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; STATES OF BEING (Q) COLOR

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

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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