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RIDDLE

WHAT HAPPENS TWICE IN A MOMENT,
ONCE IN A MINUTE,
BUT NOT AT ALL IN A THOUSAND YEARS? (THE LETTER M).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): DIMINISHING CHAIN DIMINUTIVE CHAIN ; SPELLING RIDDLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-26-1972

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RIDDLE

THIRTY WHITE HORSES ON A RED HILL. NOW THEY TRAMP, NOW THEY ROMP,
NOW THEY STAND STILL. ANS. TEETH AND GUM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): METAPHORICAL RIDDLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 09-00-1972

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: IT IS BLACK AND WHITE AND RED ALL OVER.
A: AN EMBARRASSED ZEBRA.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; RENO HALL LOBBY

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (A) ; LITERAL ; NATURAL PHENOMENON (Q) COLOR

James Callow Keyword(s): NEWSPAPER RIDDLE, VARIAN OF ; SPELLING: RED FOR READ

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-01-1968

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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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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: COTO JEST?/ MA WASIKI, PAZURY/ LOWI MYSZY I SCZURY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (A) ; ANIMAL (Q) ; LITERAL NONOPPOSITIONAL ; VERSE RIDDLE

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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Language: Games

Q: I STAND ALONE UPON A ROCK/ THE ANGRY WAVES I DAILY MOCK/
THE SHIPS THAT PASS ME IN (THE) NIGHT/ ARE SAFELY GUIDED BY MY LIGHT
A: A LIGHTHOUSE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated and Motifs / 02-28-2011 / TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BUILDING ; GAME ; Guide ; Language ; LIGHT ; Lighthouse ; Night ; RHYME ; RIDDLE ; Rock ; Ship ; TRANSPORTATION ; VERSE

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

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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TRICKY TALK

Q: RAILROAD CROSSING, LOOK OUT FOR THE CARS.
CAN YOU SPELL THAT WITHOUT ANY R'S?
A: T-H-A-T.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (Q) ; TRANSPORTATION (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): CATCH ; VERSE RIDDLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle C890.400

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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ELEPHANT JOKE

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ELEPHANT AND A GRAPE?
AN ELEPHANT IS GRAY AND A GRAPE IS PURPLE.
WHAT DID TARZAN SAY WHEN HE SAW THE ELEPHANTS COMING OVER THE HILL?
HERE COME THE ELEPHANTS OVER THE HILL.
WHAT DID JANE SAY WHEN SHE SWW THE ELEPHANTS COMING OVER THE HILL?
HERE COME THE GRAPES. SHE WAS COLOR-BLIND.

Where learned: HIGH SCHOOL ; DUNDEE COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

Keyword(s): CHAIN OF RIDDLES

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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ELEPHANT JOKE

WHY DO DUCKS HAVE FLAT FEET?
TO STAMP OUT FOREST FIRES.
WHY DO ELEPHANTS HAVE FLAT FEET?
TO STAMP OUT FLAMING DUCKS.

Where learned: HIGH SCHOOL ; DUNDEE COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

Keyword(s): CHAIN OF RIDDLES

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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I,VE GOT SOMETHING IN MY POCKET THAT BELONGS ACROSS MY FACE.
I KEEP IT VERY CLOSE TO ME IN A MOST CONVENIENT PLACE.
I,M SURE YOU,LL NEVER GUESS IT, IF YOU GUESS A LONG, LONG WHILE,
I'LL TAKE IT OUT AND PUT IT ON, IT'S A GREAT BIG BROWNIE SMILE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: LIBRARY

Keyword(s): BROWNIES-GIRL SCOUTS ; Campfire Music ; Lyrics ; RHYME ; RIDDLE IN SONG ; SMILE ; SONG ; Tune ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Joy Happiness

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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RIDDLE

THERE IS A TEACHER AT THE LAWRENCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
WHO ASKS THE QUESTION: WHAT IS A FOUR LETTER WORD FOR INTERCOURSE
THAT ENDS IN K? THE ANSWER IS TALK

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

James Callow Keyword(s): PRETENDED OBSCENE RIDDLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 01-00-1979

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RIDDLE

SINGS AND CAN'T TALK. RUNS AND CAN'T WALK. A SPINNING WHEEL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Keyword(s): PRIVATIONAL CONTRODICTIVE RIDDLE.

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

Date learned: 01-00-1979

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ELEPHANT JOKE

QUESTION: WHAT DID THE GRAPE SAY WHEN THE ELEPHANT STEPPED ON IT?
ANSWER: NOTHING, IT JUST LET OUT A LITTLE WHINE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): CONUNDRUM ; RIDDLE JOKE: ELEPHANTS

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN ON WINE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-10-1968

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RIDDLE QUESTION: CLOCK

"WHAT IS IT WHEN THE CLOCK STRIKES 13?"
ANSWER: "TIME TO BUY A NEW CLOCK."

Submitter comment: INFORMANT IS JUST HAVING FUN BECAUSE EVERYONE KNOWS THAT THERE IS
NO CLOCK THAT WILL INFORM YOU THAT IT IS 13 O'CLOCK.
INFORMANT LEARNED IT AT WORK.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): RIDDLE JOKE: CLOCKS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-11-1971

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WHAT WEIGHS 1000 LBS. AND CHEEPS?
TWO 500 LB. CANARIES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRDS: CANARIES ; RIDDLE JOKE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1971

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WHY DID THE MORON THROW A CLOCK OUT THE WINDOW?
HE WANTED TO SEE TIME FLY.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): RIDDLE JOKE: MORON JOKE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU CROSS AN ELEPHANT AND A COW?
PEANUT BUTTER.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM A FRIEND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMALS: COWS ; ANIMALS: ELEPHANTS ; RIDDLE JOKE: CROSSING ONE THING WITH ANOTHER

James Callow Keyword(s): HYBRID

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-13-1967

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ELEPHANT JOKE

WHAT WAS THE ELEPHANT DOING ON THE HIGHWAY?
OH, ABOUT TEN MILES AN HOUR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMALS: ELEPHANTS ; RIDDLE JOKE: ELEPHANT JOKE

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN ON DOING

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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RIDDLE

IF YOU ARE IN A ROOM
AND ALL FOUR SIDES, CEILING AND FLOOR
ARE MADE OF STEEL AND TOTALLY ENCLOSED,
THERE ARE NO OPENINGS,
THE ONLY THINGS IN THE ROOM OTHER THAN YOURSELF
ARE A TABLE AND A SAW,
HOW DO YOU GET OUT?
ANSWER: CUT THE TABLE IN HALF,
PUT THE TWO HALVES TOGETHER TO MAKE A HOLE,
AND CRAWL OUT THROUGH THE HOLE.

Where learned: COLORADO ; GORE RANGE

Keyword(s): RIDDLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 07-00-1980

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