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RIDDLE

Q: I WON'T TELL MOM IF YOU HIT ME...BUT IF YOU POKE ME WITH A PIN,
I 'LL CALL POP. WHAT AM I?
A: A BALLOON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PONTIAC

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ENTERTAINMENT AND ; NOTION ITEMS (Q) ; PERSON (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: ATLIKE PAUKSTIS BE SPARUUZ, IZKANDO IMOGUZ BE DANTIZ.
Q: A BIRD FLEW UP WITHOUT WINGS, AND BIT A MAN WITHOUT HAVING
ANY TEETH.
A: KULKA - A BULLET

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANIMAL (Q) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PERSON (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: THERE IS A MAN IN A DESERT, LYING FACE DOWN DEAD. HE HAS A PACK
ON HIS BACK. HE IS ALONE. HE DIDN'T DIE OF HUNGER OR THIRST OR OF ANY
INFLICTIONS BY ANOTHER HUMAN BEING. HOW DID HE DIE?
A: THE PACK ON HIS BACK IS A PARACHUTE AND IT DIDN'T OPEN WHEN HE
JUMPED OUT OF A PLANE.

Submitter comment: YES AND NO QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RIDDLE ARE ASKED OF THE RIDDLER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PARTICULAR AREA (Q) ; PERSON (Q) ; STATE OF BEING (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 09-26-1969

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RIDDLE

Q: WITHOUT EARS, WITHOUT EYES IT LEADS THE BLIND.
A: A CANE.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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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: COTO JEST?/ BIEGA PO DWORZE I SZCZEKA/ A CZASEM IKASI CZTOWIEKA.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANIMALS (A) ; LITERAL NONOPPOSITIONAL ; PERSON (Q)

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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RIDDLE VERSE

Q: LITTLE NANNY ETTICOAT,/ IN A WHITE PETTICOAT/ AND A RED NOSE;/
THE LONGER SHE STANDS,/ THE SHORTER SHE GROWS.
A: A CANDLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WYANDOTTE

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CLOTHES (Q) ; PART OF THE BODY (Q) ; PERSON (Q)

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

Date learned: 11-12-1968

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RIDDLE

Q: ROUND AS AN APPLE, THIN AS A KNIFE;/ ANSWER THIS RIDDLE AND I'LL
BE YOUR WIFE.
A: A DIME.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD FROM FRIEND IN DETROIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALLEN PARK

Keyword(s): EATABLE (Q) ; MONETARY ITEMS (A) ; PERSON (Q) ; UTENSIL (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): MARRIAGE PROPOSAL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.545
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Proposal

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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