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PRETENDED OBSCENE RIDDLE

Q: WHAT'S BROWN AND STICKS BETWEEN AN ELEPHANT'S TOES?
A: A SLOW RUNNING NATIVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) COLOR ; ANIMALS (Q) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PERSONS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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RIDDLE

Q: A LOVELY YOUNG GIRL WHOM ALL KISS ON HER MOUTH.
A: A GLASS.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION (Q) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PERSON (Q) ; UTENSILS (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: IT SITS ON THE NOSE BUT KEEPS ITS LEGS BEHIND THE EARS.
A: GLASSES.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANTITHETICAL ; CLOTHES (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS FINGERS AND THUMBS BUT NO ARMS?
A: GLOVES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CLOTHES (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL OPPOSITIONAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 11-22-1968

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: WHO AM I?/ PERKY EARS AND WIGGLY NOSE,/
BUSHY TAIL AND PAINTED ( POINTED? ) TOES,/ BRIGHT BLACK EYES AND
FURRY DRESS,/ WHO AM I? YOU NEED NOT GUESS,/
IF YOU'LL LOOK, YOU'LL PLAINLY SEE
A: I M A SQUIRREL, UP IN A TREE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q) ; ANIMALS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; WEARABLE (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: AS I WENT THROUGH THE FIELDS OF WHEAT/ I FOUND SOMETHING GOOD
TO EAT,/ 'TWAS NEITHER FLESH NOR MEAT, NOR BONE,/
I KEPT IT UNTIL IT RAN ALONE.
A: AN EGG.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID THAT THIS WAS A RIDDLE THAT SHE HEARD AT MICHIGAN
MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY FROM A CO-OFFICE-WORKER ABOUT A YEAR AGO.
INFORMANT ADMITS TO BEING STUMPED FOR A FEW HOURS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): EATABLES (Q) ; PARTICULAR AREA (Q) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

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

Date learned: 10-20-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: A RIDDLE, A RIDDLE, AS I SUPPOSE, / A HUNDRED EYES, AND NEVER
A NOSE.
A: POTATO.

Submitter comment: I WAS ASKED THIS RIDDLE AS A YOUNGSTER AT A BIRTHDAY PARTY.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): EATABLES AND DRINKS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL

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

Date learned: 00-00-1946

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: FOUR LEGS UP, FOUR LEGS DOWN/ SOFT IN THE MIDDLE, HARD ALL AROUND.
A: A BED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANTITHETICAL OPPOSITONAL ; FURNITURE (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

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

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RIDDLE

Q: ITS HANDS ARE ALWAYS ON ITS FACE./ WHEN IT GOES, IT STAYS IN ONE
PLACE./ WHAT IS IT?
A: A CLOCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HOUSEHOLD ITEMS ; PARTICULAR AREA (Q) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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RIDDLE

Q: LONG LEGS, CROKED (CROOKED?) THIGHS, LITTLE HEAD, NO EYES.
A: A PAIR OF TONGS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

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

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

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RIDDLE

Q: LEGS I HAVE BUT SELDOM WALK;/ I BACKBITE ALL, BUT NEVER TALK.
A: FLEA.

Submitter comment: HE LEARNED IT FROM A FRIEND.

Where learned: ON A FISHING TRIP

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; INSECT (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL

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

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE IN VERSE

Q: I'M WIDE AT THE MOUTH/ I HAVE A BED/ I RISE AND I FALL/ I HAVE
A HEAD.
A: RIVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; FURNITURE (Q) ; NATURAL ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

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

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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RIDDLE VERSE

Q: I HAVE A LITTLE SISTER/ THEY CALL HER PEEP, PEEP;/ SHE WADES THE
THE WATERS DEEP, DEEP, DEEP;/ SHE CLIMBS THE MOUNTAINS/ HIGH,
HIGH, HIGH; / POOR LITTLE CREATURE, SHE HAS BUT ONE EYE.
A: A STAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WYANDOTTE

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

James Callow Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION

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

Date learned: 11-12-1968

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RIDDLE

Q: YOU CAN NOT SEE IT,/ BUT YOU KNOW IT IS THERE/ YOU CAN SEE WHAT
IT DOES/ TO YOUR HAT/ TO YOUR HAIR./ WHAT IS IT?
A: THE WIND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CLOTHES (Q) ; NATURAL ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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RIDDLE

Q: VERY NICE, VERY NEAT -/ HAS TEETH, CANNOT EAT.
A: A COMB

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NOTION ITEMS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ASSONANCE ; REPETITION

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

Date learned: 09-29-1967

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RIDDLE IN VERSE

Q: I'VE MANY TEETH BUT I DON'T BITE/ IN FACT, I KEEP YOU LOOKING
RIGHT.
A: A COMB

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NOTION ITEMS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

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

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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RIDDLE IN VERSE

Q: I HAVE ONE PERFECT EYE/ BUT STILL I CANNOT SEE/ AND YET THAT ONE
GOOD EYE/ IS USEFUL AS CAN BE.
A: A NEEDLE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NOTION ITEMS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

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

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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RIDDLE VERSE

Q: OLD MOTHER TWITCHETT HAD BUT ONE EYE, / AND A LONG TAIL WHICH
SHE LET FLY;/ AND EVERY TIME SHE WENT THROUGH A GAP,/ A BIT OF HER
TAIL SHE LEFT IN A TRAP.
A: A NEEDLE

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WYANDOTTE

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; HARDWARE (Q) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PERSONS (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): LONG TAIL= THREAD

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

Date learned: 11-12-1968

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RIDDLE

Q: THEY HAVE TONGUES, BUT THEY DO NOT TALK./ YOU TIE THEM UP WHEN
YOU GO FOR A WALK./ WHAT ARE THEY?
A: SHOES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL ; CLOTHES (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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