Monday, 10 December 2007

A Riddle That Will Kill Your Brain

Someone sent this to me since July and I would periodically look at it to no avail. I know some smart person's out there that will have the answer just like that.
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There are three words in the English language that end in "gry". ONE is angry and the other is hungry. EveryONE knows what the third ONE means and what it stands for. EveryONE uses them everyday, and if you listened very carefully, I've given you the third word. What is it? _______gry

27 comments:

laspapi said...

shan't 'gree

Jinta said...

@ Papi - lol. Unife comes to mind. Did you even try?

anonymous gal said...

tangry. someone has to get this. im resistin the urge to google it.

Jinta said...

Hey! Is it thuggry???!!! Is thuggry even a word or a derivative, which we colloquially invented?

@ anon - do resist. Do I detect frustration in 'tangry'?

Isi said...

ok, i spied! so that makes me ineligible. hehehehe!!
lovely day jinta!

Onome said...

hi jinta...i think its badagry (hahahahahahahahahaha).....wat do we get for getting it right sef??

Jinta said...

@ isi - can't believe you did that! How are you?

@ onome - Make you a minister when I become president?

Florida of Free Spirit said...

na wao. i don tire to crack my brain. abeg, i know no, tell me na.

CATWALQ a.k.a LAGBA-JESS said...

In my world I use
Sleep-gry
tired-gry
assignment-gry
blog-gry
food-gry
mummy-gry

pick one. I am tired and I need sleep. Send my prize money through Fedex...please-gry

Sha said...

its LANGUAGE...
heheheheee

Afrobabe said...

Mennn this thing hard oh...see how u have gotten me cracking my brain.....must pass this exam...will be back.

Omosewa said...

So i read the puzzle, like 3 times, 4th time i decided to read it out loud...then i checked dictionary.com for the meaning of "gry"...go do that, it actually has a meaning, and it begins and ends with "gry"...yipeee mo mo we o, wheres my cookie?:D

Isi said...

jintagry dear, how are you doing? do solve this puzzlegry fast before we all grow tumour in our brains!
my colleague is sleeping in the office, and he is snoring the answer away:
'grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyy!!!!!!!'

Jinta said...

@ florida - you think I know? We dey the same boat
@ cat'gry - the prize is a ministerial position so we can propagate corruption
@ sha - seems correct, but i dont know where the gry comes in - this has got me confused
@ afro - your determination comes to the fore again: let me know how your head feels, for the strain
@ omosewa - ministerial position for you too.
@ isi - 'fraid I don't know the answer. I did an Omosewa and peeked into dictionary.com, which says 'gry' is a little unit of something or a small measure of the other, that's fine; however, the answer also says 'language' (see sha's response), and this closely matches the riddle in that 'we use it every day'. But where's the gry in language?

ONdLOW said...

Jinta now...i have used 2 hrs of my work time to try and crack this madness. i deserved a reward for attempting to solve it. Since "attempted murder' gets jail time, i deserve a reward...abi.

for real, wat is the freaking answer?

Jinta said...

@ ondlow - lol. I 'hands up'. Believe me, I don't know.

4wardnfiaca said...

ok, i don't think that there is a right answer...
having said that, possibilities are...
1) agree--- spelling is totally disregarded.
2) synergy or energy, etc--- the order of the letters are disregarded.

what do y'all think?

Ms. emmotions said...

oh dear,

i can't believe u guys u dont ve the answer, even wen its staring right at u.

the answer is jinta-gry, lol
seriously oo, thats the most appropriate answer, well my opinion o

Allied said...

How is language the right answer? i dont get it

30+ said...

LMAO at Catwalqgry

Jinta what is the answer now?!

Isi said...

ok! let me tell u what i could make out of it:

'gry' as used in pronunciation would include angry, hungry, and 'agree'. alot of people would have thought of it as a word instead of prononciation; this makes it what it is- a riddle (a baffling problem, a mystery, test of ingenuity).

then from another angle, if u ask someone to give the 'gry' answer and u say:
"what is the third word in 'THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE'"
you could either mistake this meaning to provide a third 'gry' word; but what the puzzle means is the third word in 'THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE' is.......LANGUAGE!

its a riddle so it comes with the normal twists. lol!

Onome said...

@Isi: go Isi! gos Isi!! go! go! go Isi!!! u da baybe!!! me don lose hope already...lol

Jinta said...

@ 4ward - yoy totally lost me there
@ ms. emmotions - you hit it right on the head, yours truly-gry
@ allied - same boat as you, but see Prof. Isi's explanation
@ 30+ - you have to cast your gaze towars isi for the answer, my brain refused to expand that much.
@ isi - beauty and brains. Potent combination
@ onome - I'm right at your side

Afrobabe said...

mennnn this riddle is giving me sleepless nights...but am still on it...Afro must pass this exam...but you sure say ee get answer?

Jinta said...

@ afro - na wa o! There is some debate about whether the answer is language or gry.

Kiibaati said...

I checked up at

http://www.fun-with-words.com/word_gry_angry_hungry.html

I guess we'll never agree on this one.

Aloofaa said...

So what's the answer?