Homefun on Riddles:

According to Brunvand, "Folk riddles are traditional questions with unexpected (albeit traditional) answers--verbal puzzles (although some involve writing) that demonstrate the cleverness of the questioner and challenge the wit of the audience." Luckily, though there are countless riddles, the actual number of forms that riddles fall under are quite limited, and you should be able to briefly define and provide an example of the following basic forms:

 

After you are able to differentiate between the above basic forms, consider the following general questions about riddles:

Although we will discuss the significance of riddle jokes in a later section, you might want to begin thinking about humor in general. Consider the following as you collect the few jokes asked for. Collect a Blonde joke/riddle: ___________________________________________________

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Collect a lawyer joke/riddle: ___________________________________________________

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Collect an ethnic joke/riddle:____________________________________________________

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Collect a fad joke/riddle (about OJ, the Bobbits, George Bush, etc.). ____________________________________

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