Riddle 26


I’m sharing another riddle from “Way Down Yonder on Troublesome Creek Appalachian Riddles & Rusties” by James Still.

“Why should a body mind his tongue in a cornfield?”


The last riddle I shared was from “Way Down Yonder on Troublesome Creek Appalachian Riddles & Rusties” by James Still.

“Why does Troublesome Creek get restless once in a while and flood its banks?”

The answer: It has rocks in its bed.


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    July 22, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    The corn has ears.

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    July 20, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Because corn has ears! I remember this from childhood!

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    July 18, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    Because little ears are present?

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    Ken Roper
    July 18, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Cause corn has ears. …Ken

    One time when I was in High School, Mama told me about Loosing her First Child. It was a Girl. She had 6 boys after that, me being the youngest. Mama never mentioned her name, cause she died a couple days later. She would have been around 20 years older than me.

    That’s why I call You “The Sister I never had.” ( And a Good One too. ) …Ken

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    Ray Potts
    July 18, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Because the corn has ears

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    harry adams
    July 18, 2020 at 11:40 am

    too easy. and I’m not good at riddles.

    How can you tell the train went by?

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    July 18, 2020 at 11:29 am

    Cause there is a a lot of ”ears” and if something really dangerous is heard ,they might just haft to call the chief”kernel” 🙂

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    July 18, 2020 at 11:14 am

    Because there’s a lot of ears around.

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    Earl Cagle
    July 18, 2020 at 10:45 am

    There are a lot of “ears” in a cornfield

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    Bob Jones
    July 18, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Is it because of all the ears?

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    Wanda Devers
    July 18, 2020 at 9:36 am

    I believe I finally know the answer to one! The corn has ears!! Hope that’s it.

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    Debra hall
    July 18, 2020 at 9:07 am

    The field has ears

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    July 18, 2020 at 8:53 am

    The corn has ears! Of course everything you post on here brings up some long ago memory. There is not much worse than trying to pick beans in corn. You go through that thick maze and come out on the other side covered with corn silk and probably lots of bugs. The great thing is you can have a meal fit for a king in no time flat. Nothing much better than roastineers.

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    Rooney Floyd
    July 18, 2020 at 8:51 am

    Because there are lots of ears around.

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    Ed Ammons
    July 18, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Well, in good years, the corn is all ears!

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    Don Tomlinson
    July 18, 2020 at 8:38 am

    Because there’s ears everywhere!

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    Sanford Mckinney, Jr.
    July 18, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Riddle: Tender Ears?

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    July 18, 2020 at 8:20 am

    . . . All those ears in the cornfield are listening!

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    Ron Stephens
    July 18, 2020 at 8:10 am

    Because it is full of ears!

    (And “a little bird will tell the matter,” )

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    Diane Tuttle
    July 18, 2020 at 7:59 am

    Cause corn has ears!

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    Miss Cindy
    July 18, 2020 at 6:57 am

    Because the stalks have ears!

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