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PRETENDED OBSCENE RIDDLE

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Q: WHAT GOES IN HARD AND COMES OUT SOFT, STICKY, AND WET?
A: GUM.

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ANOTHER VARIANT IN U OF D FOLKLORE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): EATABLES AND DRINKS (A) ; LITERAL ; STATES OF BEING (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): PENIS ; SEXUAL INTERCOURSE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle
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Date learned: 09-00-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS ROUND, CONSTANTLY MOVING AND 75% BLUE?
A: THE EARTH.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN GEOGRAPHY CLASS.

Where learned: HOME ; SCHOOL

Keyword(s): NUMBERS AND MEASUREMENTS (Q) COLOR ; STATES OF BEING (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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RIDDLE

Q: THE MORE YOU FEED IT/ THE MORE IT WILL GROW HIGH/ BUT IF YOU
GIVE IT WATER,/ THEN IT WILL GO AND DIE.
A: FIRE.

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

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) ; STATES OF BEING (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS GREEN AND WHITE AND COLD ALL OVER?
A: GRASS WITH SNOW ON IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LITERAL ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; STATES OF BEING (Q) COLOR

James Callow Keyword(s): WORD-PLAY: PUN ON "GOLD"

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 11-28-1967

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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: TEVAS NEGIMES, SUNUS PRAZILEZS - THE FATHER IS UNBORN, THE SON
IS GRAY-HAIRED.
A: DUMAI - SMOKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; PERSONS (Q) ; STATES OF BEING (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-20-1968

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RIDDLE

Q: NAKED ITSELF YET IT DRESSES OTHERS.
A: A NEEDLE.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANTITHETICAL ; NOTION ITEMS (A) ; STATES OF BEING (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS ROUND ON THE END AND HIGH IN THE MIDDLE?
A: C-H-I-C

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): LITERAL ; PARTICULAR AREAS (A) ; STATES OF BEING (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): ENVELOPE PARALLELISM ; OHIO

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: ILGAS - BEGALO, GILUS - BE DUNGE. - LONG - WITHOUT END, DEEP -
WITHOUT A BOTTOM.
A: ZIEDAS - A RING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANTITHETICAL OPPOSITIONAL ; STATES OF BEING (Q) ; WEARABLE (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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Q: MOSTLY IT IS SEEN AT NIGHT;/ OFTEN IT IS ROUND AND BRIGHT;/
OTHER TIMES IT'S CURVED AND THIN./ NOW YOU HAVE THE NAME HEREIN.
A: MOON

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.

Data entry tech comment: THE FIRST LETTER OF EACH VERSE IS UNDERLINED TO INDICATE THE ANSWER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANTITHETICAL ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; STATES OF BEING (Q)

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

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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RIDDLE

Q: SOMETIMES IT IS SHORT./ SOMETIMES IT IS TALL./ SOMETIMES YOU CAN
NOT/ SEE IT AT ALL. WHAT IS IT?
A: A SHADOW.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANTITHETICAL ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; STATES OF BEING (Q)

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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RIDDLE IN VERSE

I RIPPLE AND DRIP,/ I'M GREEN OR I'M BLUE/ I'M WILD OR I'M TAME/
BUT I AM NEEDED BY YOU.
A: WATER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; STATES OF BEING (Q) COLOR

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

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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