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Post by Ben Reilly on Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:04 pm

Here's a good one I found in a book I'm reading:

What's better than God,
Worse than the Devil,

The rich need it, but
The poor have it,

and if you eat it, you'll die?

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Post by Thorin on Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:34 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:Here's a good one I found in a book I'm reading:

What's better than God,
Worse than the Devil,

The rich need it, but
The poor have it,

and if you eat it, you'll die?

Nothing

I read this riddle many years ago and its one that was born from religiosity and stupidity
The dumb view is that nothing is better than god, and nothing is more evil than the devil. The poor have nothing (which is untrue) And the rich need nothing (also untrue). Where if you eat nothing, then people wil starve and die
What this riddkle never look at is whether the god here, was nothing more than evil and the devil was nothing more than good.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:57 pm

Okay, you got the answer and you really didn't have to take it so seriously.

Here we go:

The more of me that you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?

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Post by Thorin on Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:02 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:Okay, you got the answer and you really didn't have to take it so seriously.

Here we go:

The more of me that you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?

Why could I not express a view on the riddle

Does that not lead to discussion and who are now overlooking this being a talking point?

Are you not attempting to control the conversation?

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Post by Ben Reilly on Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:03 pm

phildidge wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:Okay, you got the answer and you really didn't have to take it so seriously.

Here we go:

The more of me that you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?

Why could I not express a view on the riddle

Does that not lead to discussion and who are now overlooking this being a talking point?

Are you not attempting to control the conversation?

No, just trying to keep a thread called "Riddles" about riddles rather than religion.

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Post by Thorin on Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:07 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:
phildidge wrote:

Why could I not express a view on the riddle

Does that not lead to discussion and who are now overlooking this being a talking point?

Are you not attempting to control the conversation?

No, just trying to keep a thread called "Riddles" about riddles rather than religion.

So controlling then?

Why not create a riddle yourself. That would be at least interesting

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Post by Ben Reilly on Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:08 pm

phildidge wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:
phildidge wrote:

Why could I not express a view on the riddle

Does that not lead to discussion and who are now overlooking this being a talking point?

Are you not attempting to control the conversation?

No, just trying to keep a thread called "Riddles" about riddles rather than religion.

So controlling then?

Why not create a riddle yourself. That would be at least interesting

Okay. I'm annoying, tiresome and don't read posts properly. Who am I?

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Post by Thorin on Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:09 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:
phildidge wrote:

So controlling then?

Why not create a riddle yourself. That would be at least interesting

Okay. I'm annoying, tiresome and don't read posts properly. Who am I?

Trump?

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Post by gelico on Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:21 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:Okay, you got the answer and you really didn't have to take it so seriously.

Here we go:

The more of me that you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?


I dont know



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Post by gelico on Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:36 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:Okay, you got the answer and you really didn't have to take it so seriously.

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Footsteps

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Post by JulesV on Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:15 am

I have two meanings which are actually the opposites of each other!!! Shocked

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Post by Original Quill on Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:53 pm

Jules wrote:I have two meanings which are actually the opposites of each other!!! Shocked

Sanction.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:11 pm

I crawl and fly.

I can be saved but not created,

and can only be seen by looking behind you.

What am I?

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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:12 pm

gelico wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:Okay, you got the answer and you really didn't have to take it so seriously.

Here we go:

The more of me that you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?


Footsteps

Yes!

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Post by eddie on Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:13 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:I crawl and fly.

I can be saved but not created,

and can only be seen by looking behind you.

What am I?

I know! bounce

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Post by gelico on Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:33 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:I crawl and fly.

I can be saved but not created,

and can only be seen by looking behind you.

What am I?


time?

scratch

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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:36 pm

gelico wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:I crawl and fly.

I can be saved but not created,

and can only be seen by looking behind you.

What am I?


time?

scratch

Yes! I made that one up, did you find it really easy?

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Post by gelico on Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:09 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:
gelico wrote:


time?

scratch

Yes! I made that one up, did you find it really easy?


i got the crawl, fly, save and created description but i didn't get the looking behind you part

if i want to see the time i look at the computer screen or my phone or the nearest clock, none of which would necessarily be behind me

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Post by gelico on Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:10 pm




oh, and ps

i looked up the footsteps one

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Post by eddie on Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:30 pm

What is in front of a woman and at the end of a cow?

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Post by gelico on Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:04 pm

eddie wrote:What is in front of a woman and at the end of a cow?


ah, i got it

my first thought was ''pat''

but that would have been ''which woman was at the back of the cow?''

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Post by Eilzel on Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:40 pm

eddie wrote:What is in front of a woman and at the end of a cow?

W Smile

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Post by eddie on Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:44 pm

Eilzel wrote:
eddie wrote:What is in front of a woman and at the end of a cow?

W Smile

cheers

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Post by JulesV on Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:34 pm

Original Quill wrote:
Jules wrote:I have two meanings which are actually the opposites of each other!!! Shocked

Sanction.
Correct!  Well done, Q. Cool

And there are two more answers.

Weird when a word has two opposite meanings innit? tongue

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Post by Original Quill on Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:34 pm

gelico wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:

Yes! I made that one up, did you find it really easy?


i got the crawl, fly, save and created description but i didn't get the looking behind you part

if i want to see the time i look at the computer screen or my phone or the nearest clock, none of which would necessarily be behind me

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But all of them record events that are behind you.  They can't record something that is in front of you, because those things haven't happened yet.  You can only see time retrospectively.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:30 pm

Nicely done on that last one, Quill.

Okay, another I made up:

Look for me in vain, because you don't know my face
But when I find you, you will recognize me

Grasp me tightly and I will escape,
But giving me freedom means you always own me.

What am I?

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Post by gelico on Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:36 pm

Original Quill wrote:
gelico wrote:


i got the crawl, fly, save and created description but i didn't get the looking behind you part

if i want to see the time i look at the computer screen or my phone or the nearest clock, none of which would necessarily be behind me

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But all of them record events that are behind you.  They can't record something that is in front of you, because those things haven't happened yet.  You can only see time retrospectively.

got it, thanks quill

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Post by gelico on Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:36 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:Nicely done on that last one, Quill.

Okay, another I made up:

Look for me in vain, because you don't know my face
But when I find you, you will recognize me

Grasp me tightly and I will escape,
But giving me freedom means you always own me.

What am I?



a fart

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Post by Eilzel on Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:57 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:Nicely done on that last one, Quill.

Okay, another I made up:

Look for me in vain, because you don't know my face
But when I find you, you will recognize me

Grasp me tightly and I will escape,
But giving me freedom means you always own me.

What am I?

Rough shot in the dark but - truth?

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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:39 pm

Eilzel wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:Nicely done on that last one, Quill.

Okay, another I made up:

Look for me in vain, because you don't know my face
But when I find you, you will recognize me

Grasp me tightly and I will escape,
But giving me freedom means you always own me.

What am I?

Rough shot in the dark but - truth?

Actually gels was right, it's a fart.

Nah, I was going for "love."

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