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RIDDLE

Q: ROUND AS AN APPLE, DEEP AS A CUP, AND IN THE MIDDLE IT GOES
FLIPPETY-FLOP.
A: A CHURN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; EATABLES (Q) ; LITERAL ; UTENSILS (A) ; UTENSILS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 09-16-1969

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT'S ROUND AS THE FULL MOON, BLACK AS THE NIGHT AND HAS A TAIL?
A: A FRYING PAN.

Submitter comment: UPON ASKING A FRIEND, MISS ROSE VARIEUR, WHAT SHE WAS LOOKING FOR,
SHE ASKED THE ABOVE RIDDLE.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ANIMALS (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) ; UTENSILS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: WHAT'S BLACK AS A COON, ROUND AS THE MOON, AND HAS A TAIL ON IT?
A: A CAST IRON FRYING PAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): ANIMALS (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) ; UTENSILS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-18-1969

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT BREAD THAT IS BLACK AND HARD IS IT THAT YOU CAN T EAT?
A: FRYING PAN.

Submitter comment: N.B. THE ABOVE IS A PLAY ON WORDS. THE JAPANESE HAVE TAKEN THE
ENGLISH, FRYING PAN, INTO THEIR LANGUAGE BUT PRONOUNCE
IT "FURAIPAN.".
PAN IS ALSO THE JAPANESE WORD FROM THE FRENCH FOR BREAD. IN THIS
RIDDLE THE FRYING PAN (FURAIPAN) IS USED AS BREAD PAN.
INFORMANT LIVES IN JAPAN AND LEARNED ABOVE FROM HIS CHILDREN.

Where learned: LETTER ; JAPAN

Keyword(s): EATABLES (Q) ; STATE OF BEING (Q) COLOR ; UTENSILS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 07-28-1964

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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: 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: WHAT BEGINS WITH A T, ENDS WITH A T, AND IS FULL OF T?
A: A TEAPOT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (Q) ; LITERAL ; UTENSILS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS FULL OF EYES BUT HAS ONLY ONE MOUTH?
A: A ZARU. - A SPECIAL TYPE OF BAMBOO BASKET WHICH IS LOOSELY WOVEN
TO ALLOW WATER TO PASS THROUGH.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LIVES IN JAPAN AND LEARNED ABOVE FROM HIS CHILDREN.

Where learned: LETTER ; JAPAN

Keyword(s): METAPHORICAL ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL ; UTENSILS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 07-28-1964

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RIDDLE

Q: ROUND AS A MOON,/ BLACK AS A COON,/ AND IT HAS A HANDLE -/ WHAT
IS IT?
A: A FRYING PAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMALS (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) ; UTENSILS (A)

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

Date learned: 11-10-1968

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