Spelling it Right

Roger Smith
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    I often receive emails asking me to solve a puzzle. The person has been asked a question about the third word which ends in -gry.

    They have been led to believe that there are three common words in the English language which end in -gry and have been asked to think of the third one.

    Three things you need to know about this puzzle are:
    1. There are only two common words ending in -gry. They are angry and hungry. There are several other words which end like this such as aggry, meagry, puggry and some others. But none of these could be described as common words.
    2. This is a riddle rather than a genuine question - so you need to be on guard for some trickery in the wording of the question.
    3. Sometimes this riddle is misquoted. If you don't have the correct wording it becomes impossible to solve. This how it should be worded:

      Think of words ending in -gry. Angry and hungry are two of them. There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is.
    • Think of words ending in -gry. Angry and hungry are two of them. There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is.

    • Now that you know that it is a riddle and you have the correct wording, why not spend some time trying to solve it?

      But if you want to see the answer straight away then click here.

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      Roger Smith



      Now that you know that it is a riddle and you have the correct wording, why not spend some time trying to solve it?

      But if you want to see the answer straight away then click here.