Appalachia Riddles

Riddle 14


I’m sharing a riddle from Blind Pig Reader Kenneth Roper.

“What has 2 hookers
2 lookers, four stiff-standers,
and a switch-about?”


The last riddle I shared was from Blind Pig Reader Ann Applegarth. More than a few of you figured out the answer to it-which was “that.”

Railroad crossing!
Look out for the cars!
Now can you spell that
without any Rs?


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    July 28, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    A cow

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    Jim Casada
    July 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Tipper–The answer Ken is almost certainly expecting is a cow (and that fits the specs). However, so do nanny goats and indeed any ungulates which have horns–Cape Buffalo, caribou, chamois, etc.

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    Miss Cindy
    July 20, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    I have no idea, this is a tough one!

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    Ken Roper
    July 20, 2019 at 11:10 am

    I guess Mama is lookin’ down, thinking that her youngest son remembering, that she told me and Harold years ago.

    When she’d go to milk “ole Gurnesy”, we’d go with her to carry her buckets. When we got there, she’d turn one upside down and sit on it. Me and Harold would grab a tit and commenced to squirten’ milk all over the place. Mama didn’t have but one good Right arm. (She had a Stroke in her Left side when I was about 3 months old and left her paralyzed.) But she taught us that Riddle.

    Someone came to our house, sometime back, and told Mama he had a milking cow for $50.00 and said she could pay for the cow over time. Well, Mama didn’t draw but $14 or 15 dollars a month as
    a Government Check, but within a year she got him paid. That was a Lot at the time for poor folks and in Appalachia anyways. But we had Love in our Family and I wouldn’t take nothing for it. …Ken

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    July 20, 2019 at 10:16 am

    A cow with horns. I’ve had lots of experience with both ends — the front when she didn’t want me near her calf and the switch while milking.

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    Sanford McKinney Jr
    July 20, 2019 at 9:49 am

    A Hook and Ladder Truck?

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    Stephen Ammons
    July 20, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Not sure but thinking it might be a railway switching station.

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    Ed Ammons
    July 20, 2019 at 9:01 am

    A moo bull?

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    Ed Ammons
    July 20, 2019 at 8:59 am

    A moo cow?

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    July 20, 2019 at 8:47 am

    I was guessing all along the way, until I got to the last line. Is it a quilt frame? You got me, Ken Roper!

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    Ron Stephens
    July 20, 2019 at 8:18 am

    A cow with horns, maybe even a longhorn.

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    July 20, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Sad to say, but my coffee let me down this morning. Until I wake up good, I have to work with half a brain. The first part seems like eye glasses, but I will be looking forward to learning the correct answer. Meanwhile, I guess I need to prepare my day for the heat wave we are having.

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    Sheryl Paul
    July 20, 2019 at 6:18 am

    Tough one

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