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RIDDLE

Q: TO WHAT MAN DOES EVERY ONE ALWAYS TAKE OFF HIS HAT?
A: THE BARBER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LITERAL ; PERSONS (A) ; PERSONS (Q) ; WEARABLE (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): OCCUPATIONS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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NON ORAL RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS THIS? .
A: A GHOST WITH A CINDER IN HIS EYE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (Q) ; PERSONS (A) ; VISUAL

James Callow Keyword(s): VISUAL RIDDLE -- PERIOD OR DOT ON PAPER

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: KAS VAIKSCIAJA RYTAZ KETURIOMIS, DIENAZ DXAEM, O VAKARE TRIMYS
KOJOMIS? - WHAT WALKS ON FOUR LEGS IN THE MORNING, TWO DURING THE
DAY, AND ON THREE IN THE EVENING.
A: TMOGUS - A MAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NUMBERS AND MEASUREMENTS (Q) ; PERSONS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-07-1968

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RIDDLE

Q: THE BENCH GETS TIRED, BUT NOT THE SITTER.
A: A MAN ON A HORSE.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMALS (A) ; FURNITURE (Q) ; PERSONS (A) ; PERSONS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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INDIAN RIDDLE

Q: TWO INDIANS WERE WALKING DOWN A PATH. THE ONE BEHIND THE ONE IN
FRONT WAS THE SON OF THE FIRST ONE. THE FIRST ONE WASN T HIS
FATHER, WHO WAS IT?
A: HIS MOTHER.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS RIDDLE WHILE AT A SORORITY PARTY.

Data entry tech comment: ANOTHER EXAMPLE IN THE 5 X 8 CARD FILES. CK[ FAMILY MEMBERS ; SHORT STORY AS RIDDLE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; PARTICULAR AREA (Q) ; PERSONS (A) ; PERSONS (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): FAMILY MEMBERS ; SHORT STORY AS RIDDLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: IF LITTLE INDIAN IS THE SON OF BIG INDIAN, BUT BIG INDIAN IS
NOT LITTLE INDIAN'S FATHER, WHO IS BIG INDIAN?
A: HIS MOTHER.

Submitter comment: TOLD TO ME WHILE IN THE STUDENT UNION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LITERAL NONOPPOSITIONAL ; PERSONS (A) ; PERSONS (Q) ; PUZZLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: IF APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS, WHAT DO MAY FLOWERS BRING?
A: PILGRIMS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LITERAL ; NATURAL PHENONMENA (Q) ; PERSONS (A)

James Callow Keyword(s): MAYFLOWER, THE SHIP ; MONTHS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: NOT AND SHOT FOUGHT A DUEL. NOT WAS SHOT AND SHOT WAS NOT. NOW
WOULD YOU RATHER BE SHOT OR NOT?
A: SHOT - FOR NOT WAS SHOT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; LITERAL NONOPPOSITIONAL ; PERSONS (A) ; PERSONS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 12-02-1967

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RIDDLE

Q: A BEGGAR HAD A BROTHER AND THE BROTHER DIED, AND THE ONE THAT
DIED HAD NO BROTHER.
A: HE HAD A SISTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANTITHETICAL ; PERSONS (A) ; PERSONS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-00-1970

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RIDDLE

Q: BROTHERS AND SISTERS / I HAVE NONE,/ BUT THAT MAN'S FATHER/ IS MY
FATHER'S SON.
A: ME.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Data entry tech comment: 8 OTHER EXAMPLES IN THE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LITERAL ; PERSONS (A) ; PERSONS (Q) ; PUZZLE QUESTION

James Callow Keyword(s): CATCH

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

Date learned: 00001967 FALL

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CLERGY RIDDLE

Q: TELL ME IF YOU CAN/ WHO IS THE HIGHLY FAVORED MAN/ THAT HAS
MARRIED MANY A WIFE/ BUT IS SINGLE ALL HIS LIFE.
A: A PRIEST.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; PERSONS (A) ; PERSONS (Q)

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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