School: Dromad (roll number 16781)

Location:
Drumod, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Millicent "Nuabhroinn"

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Local Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0214, Page 020

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What is the difference between a farmer and a dressmaker? The dressmaker sews what she gathers and the farmer gathers what he sows.
What is the longest word in the English language? Smiles, because there is a mile between the first and last letter.
How is a crow compared to a farmer? Because it gets its food from the plough.
What is it that is too short and when you cut a bit off it, it is long enough? A grave.
The man that made it made it to sell, the woman that bought it never used it, and the man that used it never saw it? A coffin.
If you had it you would have it but you would not give it for all the world? A bald head.
What is the difference between a tramp and a feather bed? A tramp is hard up and a feather bed is soft down.
When is a gander called a goose? When he is cooked and on the table.
What is higher and more handsome when the head is off it? A p

Collector
Albert Sloane
Gender
male
Age
10
Address
Drumod, Co. Leitrim
Informant
John Sloane
Gender
male
Age
55
Occupation
postman
Address
Drumod, Co. Leitrim
Language
English