Friday, August 23, 2013

Mr. Punch's Puzzles: The Riddle of the Week







Once, again, Mr. Punch, with my help, is offering up a true Victorian riddle. The first person to answer correctly--by posting in the comments--will receive public congratulations.

So, here's this week's riddle. We ask that you don't Google the answer. Mr. Punch would not find that sporting at all. Give it a shot and see what you can come up with. Here we go... No cheating...



What is the principal part of a horse?


And, the answer is...

The MANE part (main part).

Wonderful.  I rather enjoyed today's crop of answers, but I think the real stand-outs were Darcy, Dashwood and Shawn.  Well done, All!  Come back next week for another of Mr. Punch's Puzzles!









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25 comments:

April said...

Same as the principal part of me.

Joseph Crisalli said...

I'm not going to say a word.

Matt said...

My high school principal was part of a horse.

Joseph Crisalli said...

So was mine.

Gene said...

My mother in law.

Joseph Crisalli said...

I knew it!

Angelo said...

My cousin Angela.

Joseph Crisalli said...

I would have thought that you'd get along.

Carolyn said...

My first agent.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Not surprising.

Sam P said...

Gene's mother in law. That never gets old.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Never.

Kathy said...

The mouth?

Joseph Crisalli said...

Only when a gift.

Gregg said...

Glue.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Awww.

Darcy said...

I asked Bo Peep, and she said its the part you would leave in the bed of someone you wanted to understand that you mean business .

Joseph Crisalli said...

Makes sense to mr.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Me, I mean.

Barb said...

The sense.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Ah, horse sense.

Dashwood said...

The principal part of a horse is, when in a play about horses (that is, horseplay), is to convince the audience that he is a horse. Most horses know this. Many human actors do not.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Sadly true, not since Marie Dressler.

Shawn said...

The part of the horse that is holding the ruler to smack you across the knuckles...

Joseph Crisalli said...

A catholic horse?