Riddles

Riddle 30

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

“I have teeth yet can’t eat; Can’t crunch corn or bread of wheat, Still I’ll fix you fairly neat.”

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The last riddle I shared was from James Still:

“What travels the road standing on its head and never takes a drink of water?”

Several of you guessed something that made sense to me, but the answer from Still is a horseshoe nail.

Tipper

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23 Comments

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    Sanford McKinney Jr
    March 21, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    I am guessing a comb?

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    Jane D. O'Dell
    March 20, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    I think it’s a zipper.

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      Buddy Stonecypher
      March 21, 2021 at 7:34 am

      I think it is a comb…

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    Gigi
    March 20, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    I think a comb.

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    Tamela
    March 20, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    My first thought was a saw; but a comb makes more sense when you think about “fix YOU real neat”.

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    Cynthia
    March 20, 2021 at 10:59 am

    It’s a comb.

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    dee
    March 20, 2021 at 10:48 am

    I thought “comb.”

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    Sherry Whitaker
    March 20, 2021 at 10:16 am

    A zipper!

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    Ed Ammons
    March 20, 2021 at 9:22 am

    I said horseshoe nail for the last one

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      Tipper
      March 20, 2021 at 9:25 am

      Ed-sorry I missed that!

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    Ed Ammons
    March 20, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Would that be a comb?

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    Ron Stephens
    March 20, 2021 at 8:48 am

    I think a comb also. About that, I can remember “the ducktail” and guys carrying a pocket comb to keep it looking good. That was when the teenage ‘uniform’ was jeans and a white t-shirt. And since t-shirts did not have pockets then, the smokers put the cigarette pack twisted inside their sleeve. That was also when guys especially put a pack of Toms salted peanuts in their coke bottle to get sweet salty. Way cool!

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      Ed Ammons
      March 20, 2021 at 9:41 am

      Don’t leave out the heel and toe taps on your boots! Not only do they see you coming, they hear you too!

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        Ron Stephens
        March 20, 2021 at 12:52 pm

        Gee Mr. Ammons, I had forgotten those! The heel taps were actually useful though for slowing heel wear. Wonder if theycan even be found anymore?

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          Randy
          March 20, 2021 at 1:32 pm

          This reminds me of a high school classmate wearing penny loafers with horseshoe heel taps. During Christmas holidays the hall floors had been waxed and on one of the first days back when coming back from lunch we heard a commotion and it was Buck, he looked like he was completely upside down before he hit the floor. Nothing but his pride got hurt, but he took the taps off that night. Naturally, we laughed about as hard as we could, even the teacher had a grin on her face.

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    Ann Applegarth
    March 20, 2021 at 8:42 am

    A comb.

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    Gayle Larson
    March 20, 2021 at 8:09 am

    A comb

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    Janet Smart
    March 20, 2021 at 8:06 am

    Comb is the first thing that came to my mind.

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    carol harrison
    March 20, 2021 at 7:46 am

    A comb

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    margaret carter
    March 20, 2021 at 7:17 am

    andwer to riddle—-a comb

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    Larry Paul Eddings
    March 20, 2021 at 6:47 am

    A comb?

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    John Hart
    March 20, 2021 at 6:45 am

    A saw.

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    Cindy Pressley
    March 20, 2021 at 6:39 am

    A horseshoe nail never crossed my mind! Lets try a zipper for this riddle, it has teeth!

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