School: Béal Átha Conaill (2)

Location:
Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
M. Laing

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A Collection of Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0968, Page 003

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A Collection of Riddles.
Why does a hen pick a pot-stick?
Because she can't lick it.
What is the difference between a woman, and a man going to be shot?
One powders hen face and the other faces the powder.
What is black and white and hops on the road like a hail-stone?
A magpie.
What is black and read all over?
The newspaper.
Why does a hen cross the road?
To get to the other side.
Why is a school mistress like the letter C?
Because she forms lasses into classes.
What goes up the ladder with its head down?
A nail in a man's boot.
Patch upon patch without any stitches come riddle me that and I'll give you my breeches.
A cabbage head.
What never uses it's teeth for eating purposes?
A comb.
What makes a pair of boots?
Two boots.
What is a button?
A small event that is always coming off.
What is nothing?

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