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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: MIZSLUZ TEVAS KLANE GULI. - THE FATHER OF RIDDLES IS SLEEPING IN
THE GULLY.
A: LIESUVIS - YOUR TONGUE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; PARTICULAR AREAS (Q) ; PARTS OF THE ; PERSONS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-07-1968

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RIDDLE

Q: WHICH MAN SHAVES 20 OR MORE TIMES A DAY?
A: THE BARBER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 09-09-1965

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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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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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NOAH (RIDDLE)

Q: HOW MANY ANIMALS DID MOSES PUT ON HIS ARK DURING THE FLOOD?
A: MOSES DIDN'T HAVE AN ARK, NOAH DID.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANIMALS (Q) ; PERSONS (Q) ; TRANSPORTATION (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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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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Q: A PLANE WAS FLYING OVER THE BORDER LINE BETWEEN MICHIGAN AND OHIO.
THE PASSENGERS WERE FROM MICHIGAN AND THE PLANE CRASHED ON THE BORDER
BETWEEN MICHIGAN AND OHIO. WHERE WOULD THE SURVIVORS BE BURIED?
A: SURVIVORS DON'T GET BURIED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: WHAT WEIGHS 2 TONS, HAS 80 FEET, AND SCREAMS?
A: 40 WOMEN CAUGHT IN AN ELEVATOR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: A POLICEMAN IS WALKING DOWN THE STREET AND HEARS A SHOUT FROM A
NEARBY BUILDING, "NO, NO, DON'T SHOOT" AND ANOTHER
MAN'S VOICE SAID,
"YES, I'M GOING TO SHOOT." A SHOT RANG OUT AND HE RUSHED INTO THE
ROOM WHERE HE FOUND A DEAD MAN AND 4 OTHER PERSONS , A LAWYER, A
DOCTOR, A DENTIST AND A MORTICIAN. THE POLICEMAN IMMEDIATELY
ARRESTED THE DOCTOR. HE FOUND THE GUN ON THE FLOOR. HOW DID HE
KNOW IT WAS THE DOCTOR THAT SHOT THE MAN?
A: THE OTHER THREE WERE WOMEN.

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

Data entry tech comment: MISSPELLINGS HAVE BEEN CORRECTED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 09-26-1969

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RIDDLE

Q: I AM SOMETHING THAT ALWAYS INCREASES, THE MORE I AM SHARED WITH
OTHERS. WHAT DO YOU THINK I AM?
A: HAPPINESS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL ; PERSONS (Q) ; STATES OF BEING (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: KO DIEVAS NETURE? - WHAT DOESN T GOD HAVE?
A: NUODEMES - SIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANTITHETICAL ; PERSONS (Q) GOD ; STATES OF BEING (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-08-1968

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: WHAT S BIG AND YELLOW AND FULL OF KIDS?
A: A SCHOOLBUS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LITERAL ; PERSONS (Q) COLORS ; TRANSPORTATION (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-02-1970

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RIDDLE

Q: WHY IS A NEW BRIDE LIKE A RAILROAD?
A: BECAUSE SHE, TOO HAS A TRAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 11-22-1968

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RIDDLE

Q: FIVE MAN CARRYING A SINGLE TIMBER.
A: A SPOON.

Submitter comment: THE FIVE MEN ARE THE FIVE FINGERS.
TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) WOOD ; PERSONS (Q) ; UTENSILS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: WHY DOES UNCLE SAM WEAR RED, WHITE, AND BLUE SUSPENDERS?
A: TO HOLD UP THE UNITED STATES.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ACTION ; CLOTHES (Q) COLOR ; PARTICULAR AREAS (A) ; PERSONS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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RIDDLE IN VERSE

Q: I TALK BACK TO FOLKS IT IS TRUE/ AND I LIKE CRACKERS AS WELL
AS YOU.
A: PARROT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANIMALS (A) ; EATABLES (Q) ; LITERAL ; PERSONS (Q)

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

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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Q: TASTY TO SOME FOLKS,/ AND USED THE WORLD ROUND./ NOT MADE OF DIRT,
BUT IT ALWAYS IS GROUND.
A: COFFEE.

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.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): EATABLES AND DRINKS (A) ; EATABLES AND DRINKS (Q) ; PERSONS (Q)

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

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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