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Do you recall any? Here are some popular riddles from childhood:



The army, the army
They eat bread and salami

The navy, the navy
They eat bread and gravy

The marines, the marines
They eat bread and beans



Buffalo Bill
Went up the hill
To wipe his a**
With a ten dollar bill



What a face
What a figure
Two more legs
She'll look like Trigger


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I don't think those are riddles, Shelly. Just rhymes. Which, funnily enough, I was talking about yesterday - when I was at school the girls all played skipping games which all involved rhymes.
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I don't think those are riddles, Shelly. Just rhymes. Which, funnily enough, I was talking about yesterday - when I was at school the girls all played skipping games which all involved rhymes.
Thank you, Mike. I had no idea what they were called until your post. Funny what silly stuff one is able to remember over the course of a lifetime. The brain is a remarkable tool.


There is a famous Jewish delicatessen called Katz' in New York City (on the Lower East Side). A sign hangs inside the store: "Send a salami to your boy in the army." I would bet that sign has been hanging there since World War II. (Maybe WWI )

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Are the little pigs a rhyme . . . I still like that one

This little piggy went to market

This little piggy stayed home

This little piggy had roast beef

This little piggy had none


and this little piggy went wha wha wha all the way home . . .

got to grab that baby toe and give it a good shake
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I love riddles:

I have a mouth but never speak, I have a bed but never sleep, I always run and never tire. What am I?

Some are swift to take it.
Others must be coaxed.
Those who choose to take it
gain or lose the most.

What has four legs and a foot, but can’t walk
just one head, but can’t talk?
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Not too long ago, my kids and some of the kids in the neighborhood were playing in our back yard, and I heard -- "x" and "y" sittin' in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g...

I guess some of these rhymes are destined to endure.
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