Riddles 9

Why is coffee like an axe with a dull edge?
Answer: Because it must be ground before it is used.

What is the difference between a bottle of medicine and a troublesome boy?
Answer: One is to be well shaken before taken, and the other is to be taken and then shaken.

What makes more noise than a pig under a gate?
Answer: Two pigs.

When is a door not a door?
Answer: When it is a-jar.

What is the difference between a naughty boy and a postage stamp?
Answer: Because one you stick with a lick, and the other you lick with a stick.

Why did William Tell shudder when he shot the apple from his son’s head?
Answer: Because it was an arrow escape for his child.

What is that which the more you take from it the larger it grows?
Answer: A hole.

What is the best land for little kittens?
Answer: Lapland.

Why should a man always wear a watch when he travels in a waterless desert?
Answer: Because every watch has a spring in it.

Of what trade is the sun?
Answer: A tanner.

What relation is a door-mat to a dood?
Answer: Step-fa(r)ther.

What is that which you cannot hold ten minutes, although it is as light as a feather?
Answer: Your breath.

What is the worst weather for rats and mice?
Answer: When it rains cats and dogs.

What is that which never uses its teeth for eating purposes?
Answer: A comb.

Games for All Occasions by Mary E. Blain

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