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Riddle-me Ray

I asked a young man called Riddle-me Riddle-me Ray,

Why he was named that way,

He told me the riddle in his life,

Was not causing him strife,

Because he was happily gay.

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Okay, anyone got some favourite riddles? Just post them here.

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Erm, that's not a wossname, riddle, though....

No, that is a very bad "don't give up your day job" type limerick I wrote to celebrate the call for riddles.

Don't you like bad limericks?

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Lousy Limericks often beget Horrible Haiku so be careful :)

This is not going the way I thought it would...ROFL

Lousy Limericks,

Horrible Haiku

What's next Sorrowful Sonnets?

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Here's a series of riddles for fans of The Hobbit.

This thing all things devours:

Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;

Gnaws iron, bites steel;

Grinds hard stones to meal;

Slays king, ruins town,

And beats high mountain down.

What has roots as nobody sees,

Is taller than trees

Up, up it goes,

And yet never grows?

No-legs lay on one-leg, two legs sat near on three legs, four legs got some.

An eye in a blue face

Saw an eye in a green face.

'That eye is like to this eye'

Said the first eye,

'But in low place

Not in high place.'

Alive without breath,

As cold as death;

Never thirsty, ever drinking,

All in mail never clinking

It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,

Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.

It lies behind stars and under hills,

And empty holes it fills.

It comes first and follows after,

Ends life, kills laughter.

Thirty white horses on a red hill,

First they champ,

Then they stamp,

Then they stand still.

A box without hinges, key or lid,

Yet golden treasure inside is hid.

Voiceless it cries,

Wingless flutters,

Toothless bites,

Mouthless mutters.

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Sorry guys. I'm too stupid to make, or solve, riddles.

Aww, Trab, I have trouble working them out too, I think everyone does, unless they have heard them before.

Riddles are ways for people to ask questions that have obvious answers which are concealed from the person being asked, so that the questioner can appear to be clever and funny.

Some times profound, sometimes silly and most times a little bit funny.

So just sit back and watch to see if anyone comes up with something that makes us laugh. :icon10:

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Des, things seldom go as planned on a forum. I think it's written into the software. But is it the forum software or the human software? :icon10:

Trab, literal, you are; stupid, you are not.

I need riddle practice. For some reason, my brain tends to grind to a halt on riddles, but it doesn't stop me thinking or guessing.

However, I remember the answers to two of the Hobbit riddles:

This thing all things devours:

Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;

Gnaws iron, bites steel;

Grinds hard stones to meal;

Slays king, ruins town,

And beats high mountain down.

"Time!" cried Bilbo, "The answer is Time!"

A box without hinges, key or lid,

Yet golden treasure inside is hid.

"Eggses, precioussss, eggses." *gollum*

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I think you are right Blue. I am too literal and the essence of most riddles is the ambiguity.

It's like that 'eggs' answer; it would not have occurred to me to call a mis-shapen speroid a 'box', even if I'd tried for my whole lifetime.

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I think I remember all of these, but I'll only answer a couple so others can have a go.

What has roots as nobody sees,

Is taller than trees

Up, up it goes,

And yet never grows?

A mountain.

Alive without breath,

As cold as death;

Never thirsty, ever drinking,

All in mail never clinking

A fish

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It was a matter of time before someone in this forum would start ripping off Tolkein.

Ehem...

"Voiceless it cries,

Wingless flutters,

Toothless bites,

Mouthless mutters."

The wind.

Here are some of my own contributions and old favorites.

"Poor people have it, rich people need it.

It's more powerful than God and more evil than Satan.

If you eat it, it will kill you."

"What can you catch but not throw?"

"What is filled with holes yet still holds water?"

"The one who builds it doesn't use it. The one who buys it does't want to. The one who uses it doesn't know. What is it?"

"What lives if you give it food but dies if you give it water?"

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"Poor people have it, rich people need it.

It's more powerful than God and more evil than Satan.

If you eat it, it will kill you."

Nothing

"What can you catch but not throw?"

A cold.

I want to think about the others.

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A Coffin.

Oh dear, dare I say that riddle deals with very grave matters?

Here's one for the schools:

What causes teachers to be cross-eyed? :icon11::confused::icon_geek:

Their pupils. :wacko:

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