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jessie23
03-07-2003, 08:50 AM
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??

Govtcheez
03-07-2003, 08:54 AM
You phrased it wrong - it's a trick question.

jessie23
03-07-2003, 08:55 AM
it's not a trick question. there actually is an answer. i just dont know what it is.

Govtcheez
03-07-2003, 08:59 AM
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

Prelude
03-07-2003, 09:15 AM
>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".

-Prelude

jessie23
03-07-2003, 09:20 AM
ok if you guys say so. i swore that there was an answer though.

Prelude
03-07-2003, 09:22 AM
> i swore that there was an answer though.
There is an answer, as I said it's a trick question. The answer is "language".

-Prelude

jessie23
03-07-2003, 09:26 AM
i hate to sound stupid but my thick skull doesent get it. how does language end in -gry???

Govtcheez
03-07-2003, 09:29 AM
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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03-07-2003, 09:32 AM
read the page govtcheez linked... it will answer all of your questions...

jessie23
03-07-2003, 09:32 AM
beacause "the english language" is three worlds right?

Govtcheez
03-07-2003, 09:39 AM
Exactly. Rephrased:

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