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    another word puzzle

    ok this isnt homework. it is just an old puzzle that im trying to remember the answer to. i used to know but i forgot.

    there are 3 words that end in -gry in the english language. the first two are angry and hungry. what is the other one??
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    You phrased it wrong - it's a trick question.

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    it's not a trick question. there actually is an answer. i just dont know what it is.
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    It's an ugly damn site, but dictionary.com said basically the same thing (but I can't get to that site right now)

    http://www.geocities.com/loisnotlane/gry.html

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    >what is the other one??
    It's a common trick question, there is no other word that ends in "gry", but the wording of the question has to be very precise such that the answer is actually "language".

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    ok if you guys say so. i swore that there was an answer though.
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    > i swore that there was an answer though.
    There is an answer, as I said it's a trick question. The answer is "language".

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    i hate to sound stupid but my thick skull doesent get it. how does language end in -gry???
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    From the version on the page I posted:
    "There are three words in the English language that end with 'gry'. Two of these are angry and hungry. The third word is a very common word, and you use it often. If you have read what I have told you, you will see that I have given you the third word. What is the third word? Think very carefully."
    "the English language" is the important part there.

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    read the page govtcheez linked... it will answer all of your questions...
    I came up with a cool phrase to put down here, but i forgot it...

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    beacause "the english language" is three worlds right?
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    Exactly. Rephrased:

    There are three words in "the English language". (snip -gry crap meant to confuse). What's the third word?

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