Riddle 32

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

Can’t find it in ocean, or in ground,
Or in air, or in town,
Yet it’s here, and everywhere.


The last riddle I shared was from James Still:

Big at the bottom
Little at the top
Thing in the middle
Goes ker-flippety-flop.

Then answer: a churn.


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    September 18, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    I think it is a vowel. U

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      September 18, 2021 at 8:19 pm

      Well I messed that up. LOL

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    September 18, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    I don’t have a clue on this one Tipper.

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    Ron Stephens
    September 18, 2021 at 11:44 am

    Well, now that there have been two answers, I can’t get pass them to think originally that something else might work. This riddle looks to be a case of hiding in plain sight or – even more accurately – being hidden right before one’s eyes.

    Reminds me of the old “railroad crossing, look out for cars. Can you spell that without any “r”s?

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      Ed Ammons
      September 18, 2021 at 7:49 pm

      If you can include whole words then you have *her* and *ere*. And yes, for the younger folks, *ere* is a word, as in “Ere you left your room this morning”. If you don’t know that song then you are hopeless.

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    Ed Ammons
    September 18, 2021 at 9:22 am


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      Rita F Speers
      September 20, 2021 at 10:48 am

      that was my guess!

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    Denise R
    September 18, 2021 at 8:48 am


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    Miss Cindy
    September 18, 2021 at 7:00 am

    A churn! That never crossed my mind, and I don’t have a clue what this new one is. I guess I’ll have to think on it and see of something comes.

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    Patricia Price
    September 18, 2021 at 6:28 am

    The letter “h”

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