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a little riddle was developed which has caused many
people to ponder endlessly for its solution. The origin
of this riddle is unknown to us (at "Just Riddles
and More...!) but it is probably the most frequently
submitted riddle with no solution and because of this, we
offer here what we think is the best solution. If you have a better one
or different one, see below. To understand the "GRY"
riddle, it is essential that you accept that riddles are
simply brain teasers using word tricks. To be a riddle,
there must be a trick in the wording or usage of words in
the riddle. A riddle is not generally answered by a fact
or information found in a reference book. Also, a riddle
often uses a trick from magic - that is, misdirection
- some of the words are there to mislead
you to thinking about something else.
Now, the problem with the "GRY" riddle being circulated currently is
this: the riddle has been mutilated and re-worded
(presented here below - read it and see if it is the
version you have been pondering) to something that
absolutely cannot be answered. There is no answer to this
version of the "GRY" Riddle - and rightly so,
seeing as how it is not the correct
version! This is the most commonly (though incorrect!)
version of the "GRY" Riddle:
So, what is the riddle here? What is the puzzle? If the above is NOT the correct version, what is?? The following is what we believe to be the correct version of the "GRY" riddle:
OK, now let's take this riddle apart and solve it as a riddle. Remember, that a riddle has a trick with the words or usage of the words. The trick in this puzzle is misdirection. There are words here that are meant to mislead you and they do just that. The first two sentences in the puzzle have nothing to do with the question being asked: "Think of words ending in -GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them." Ignore these two sentences. They are there to mislead and distract you. Works doesn't it??? Now, what is left is the "meat" of the riddle: "There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is." In the phrase, the English language, the third word is simply the word 'language'. There you have it!! Get it? 'Language' is definitely something everyone uses every day and in the phrase "the English language" is the third word! OK, now you're saying, "That can't be it; too easy!!" But remember what a riddle is and that the "GRY" riddle is a riddle - NOT a trivia question. "Ok", you're saying, "But that is really stupid!" Hey, we didn't write this riddle - but we do believe that we have the solution, stupid or not! We don't have actual statistics, but we can say that the "GRY" riddle has really gotten around over the last twenty years or so and we get MANY requests for the solution. As is the case with riddles, you need to listen or read them carefully before solving and before passing them along. Somehow, the "GRY" riddle got really distorted - hopefully this explanation will help and satisfy all of you who have been racking your brains for the answer!
By the way, there really are words in the English language that end in -GRY. However, they are definitely obscure and to most of us unknown and rarely used. When have you used bowgry, hogry, hangry or aggry in everyday circumstances? (Remember the riddle clearly states that the answer is something used every day by everyone.) So forget about using any of those obscure words! Instead, start repeating the riddle in its correct version and be happy that you now know the solution!
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David Yates writes: I'm not sure how much
research you did to solve the gry riddle but I believe your answer is incorrect.
First all the words you provided as ending in gry ( hangry, bowgry, hogry, aggry)
I could only find "aggry". Quoted from your site:
"Think of words ending in -GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. There are only thee words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is. "The answer to the riddle is "GRY" definition: Anything very small, or of little value. (we use this everyday) not the word but the meaning of the word.
"The WORD IS SOMETHING that everyone uses every day" This statement doesn't say "everyone uses the word everyday". You said in your own definition of riddle that the statements are misleading, and possibly when this riddle was developed the word "GRY" was used more frequently then it is now, or maybe this riddle was made for English majors, or scrabble champions. You were correct in saying ".... ending in -GRY. Angry and hungry....." "Ignore these two sentences. They are there to mislead and distract you" they make you think that you're looking for a whole word.
Well anyways there are my two bits. Maybe you can post more then one solution since "the true answer is unknown", and let people decide the correct solution to use.
From The Riddler: I am the originator of
the "GRY" riddle
True, Language is the third word in the phrase "the English language",
but that is not the answer to the original riddle .
You have some typos on your solution page but here is the solution to the
The trick to this riddle is it was designed to be read aloud. The trick
is the usage of GRY vs. G or Y (pronounced G R Y) Now you should be able
to figure out the answer
"Think of words ending in -GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. There
are three words people say in the English language that end in G "or" Y.
What is the third word? The word is something that everyone will say every
day. If you listen carefully to what I say , I have already told you the
answer three times."
From Lloyd&Rachel: Couldn't the answer be.. GEE or WHY?
Mick Royston writes: Look at the way "The Riddler" stated the riddle.. Think of words ending in -GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. The riddler explained that it was G or Y, in other words either one...Now the 3rd word could end with a G or a Y.. He told us the answer three times and if you look, the word SAY is in the paragraph three times AND it ends with Y...Read it aloud and the answer is (now) obvious...I had not figured this out until the Riddler gave the hint about G or Y.
From Anthony Wagenseil: This is the version of the riddle he received: This is going to make you so MAD! There are three words in the English language that end in "gry". ONE is angry and the other is hungry. EveryONE knows what the third ONE means and what it stands for. EveryONE uses them everyday, and if you listened very carefully, I've given you the third word. What is it? __________gry. Now, I spent a good time on this, fiddling around with every possible trick, every possible misdirection, every possible word play, and in the end, the answer I came up with just seems obvious. This is a version of the riddle you don't have on the website, so maybe the answer's going to be incorrect, but I think there just is no right or wrong answer; it's all in how the riddle is said and interpreted. Look at it this way... Let's take it sentence by sentence first. The first sentence can either be overlooked or the capitalized "MAD" can be taken as a hint. In the end, however, the "MAD" is not a hint, so let's just ignore the first sentence entirely. The second sentence clearly states that it is the sound or spelling of "gry" at the end of a word we are looking for, not some "G or Y" possibility. The third sentence tells us that two of the three words are "angry" and "hungry," so we are led to believe that the third word will be "something-gry." So we dig in our brains to find this word. USELESS! Look at the entire riddle, and notice that every instance of the word "one" is capitalized. Unlike the "mad" being capitalized for emphasis, the "one" phonetically and emphatically makes no sense, so it must be assumed that the capitalization is a clue! So I thought, maybe the word is "onegry," or "fouronegry" or something, but none of those work. (I also thought that maybe the SOUND of "gry" in the third word was not like the "gry" in "angry" or "hungry," but more like a "gree," so that "onegry" would sound like "on-e-gree," but this path didn't lead anywhere and was incorrect anyways, so let's get back to the real solution.) The "ONE" is definitely a clue. The "everyONE uses them every day" clearly opposes the interpretation that "language" is the correct answer, as the quote refers to the three words, the third one being the answer we are looking for. Now, there is a word "gry" which means ***a measure equal to one tenth of a line, or anything very small, or of little value***. I do believe "ONE" is a good clue to this definition! "1" is very small or of little value! Then, the riddle direction of putting something in the blank spot... but can't the blank spot be blank intentionally!? I think so! So, my answer (also deduced by my friend Scott Minkin) is that the third word is simply "gry"! The only part of the riddle that does not make much sense is the part saying that the word is used everyday and everyone knows what it means. I'm sure it's not a common word today, but maybe when the riddle was originated it was. So, voila another possible solution!
Sarah from Canada writes: Find a huge dictionary. The word "gry" means 'small and miniscule'. It definitely ends in -gry. It is said in the question.
pentony offers this answer: POWER-HUNGRY! ENDS IN GRY!!!!!!!
Mishayla offers this information: gry is a middle english word that has been out of use for around 300 years. It was roughly equivalent to 0.0008 of an inch, thus its 'something very small' definitions elsewhere on your page.
Beth writes:The answer is Language.....if you read it carefully..it does not ask you to find another word ending in "gry"....it says there are 3 words in "the english language".... what is the 3rd eword...it is LANGUAGE....duh..lol
Tony Palin solves it this way: The Riddler wrote that the trick was that this riddle was designed to be read aloud. If you aren't looking for correct spelling (gry), but rather the sound, the answer is simple: Agree.
Here is a new way to look at this riddle! Lakshmiraj suggests: I think the answer to the GRY riddle is "what" because if you take a look at the fourth sentence...What is the third word?...it makes sense. I think the question mark is supposed to be misleading and it is actually supposed to be a period. With this in mind, I think this is the answer.
From Tony: I think a better solution is the word "WORD" which is the "THIRD WORD" in the paragraph. Or in other words this "What is the third word " can mean the third word in the paragraph.
William Powell writes: This answer makes a lot more sense to me than your answer.... but take a look, tell me what you think, I don't know if you've gotten this one before.... but it goes, there are 2 sentences that you focus on, and forget the other two. first: There are three words in the English language that end in -GRY second: What is the third word? forget the rest... and what is the third word in the first sentence (or in terms of the whole riddle)? its three going by what you said, that it was created without a given solution, I don't know for sure if this is right, but it definitely seems to make the most sense to me
hi im Gabi from Israel. my answer combines a few of the leads i read on this page. 1st the Riddler's suggestion that GRY actually means g "or" y.. then the assumption that a few sentences are misleading.. finally the last sentence says "i already told you what it is". all these combined makes the answer so very simple! look at the 5th sentence: "THE WORD IS SOMETHING..." SOMETHING...that's the answer...it ends with a "g", and the writer TOLD us what it is...
From ChrsChrisa: Even though the Word AGREE doesn't end in GRY maybe the GRY is there to throw you off because if this riddle is said aloud then you hear GRY not G-R-Y.
From Alien5880 - I am not sure but it might be Y. It can be a word.... why. And look at the sentence everyone uses every day. y is used 3 timEs in three words. and everyone knows what why means. It is only a guess.
From Lori: I think there is no answer. In the original riddle it says "There are only three words in the English Language." In that quote alone I used 9 words, therefore it is a fake. There is no real answer.
Chris offers this: It took me a few time to read. I read the version that The Riddler sent. I guess he made a few corrections. If you read it and follow every word and as he stated, read it aloud, the answer is clear. The riddle SAYs three time. The word "SAY" was stated three times and ends in the letter "Y", as in YRG or Y or G. SOooo... I'm guessing and assume, and am very sure, the answer is "say".
Here is a great solution for this riddle; read carefully, it makes sense- From Mike: The answer is "and". The three words are "hungry and angry". The phrase as a whole ends with gry. The riddle never stated that each word had to end in gry, just that the three words do. The fact that hungry ends in gry is just misleading. The third word - and - is a word that everyone knows and uses every day!
From Dave: It never said to find another gry word it just said there are three words in 1 the 2 English 3 language. I hope this helps. So in conclusion I think that the riddle is not really a riddle. It is just a silly sentence.
From Sean: okay if the riddler is the originator of this riddle, and s/he truly intended the gry to be read out loud g or y, then the only answer is say. however the whole riddle doesn't make any sense because gry read out loud translates to g are y not g or y. with that in mind say the riddle out loud to yourself. "think of words ending in g are y... there are three words people say in the English language that end in g are y." it no longer makes any sense anymore.
From MRSSC13- I read everyone's "answers" and the one I'm leaning more to is that the answer is "say", it is the only word that the riddler put in "three times", and he/she does say "if you have listen carefully I have already told you the answer three times", so I think the answer is "say" , because unless you're a mute, a slob that sleeps all day, in a coma, or purposely force yourself not to talk, you WILL... "say" something every day"..... (but hey, even some of us say things in our sleep!) What do you think?
From Murrae: I tend to agree with Lakshmiraj, with regards to the solution being
"WHAT". It would be the solution to both versions you supplied.
The question "What is the third word?" isn't a question rather a
statement, giving us the answer - what. Also, I believe that the text
"I have already told you what it is" should be "I have already
told you what is it." Just a thought.
*Note: good idea!!
From Jaysprock: did it occur to anyone besides me that gry is actually a word? it is a measure equal to one-tenth of a line or anything very small, or of little value (dictionary.com).
From Paul: Having Heard what the originator of the riddle had to say the answer is clearly three. He said he told us three times and different versions of the word three appear in the riddle.
From Gimmy Jon: I'm not much on riddles any more. But it seems to me (except for the told you three times' clue or statement in one of the riddle versions) the following is the solution:
Don't read "What is the third word?" as a question, but as the answer: "'What' is the third word." The "third word" is "what." Therefore, "what" is the answer. Like the old Abbott and Costello routine: Who's on first, What's on second, I-Don't-Know is on third. I can't imagine going through a whole day without asking at least once: "What time is it?" or "What do you want?" or "What happened?" or just "What?" for clarification. Therefore, "what" is used by everyone, daily --probably.
From Bryan: Actually I always figured that the answer to the riddle is "what". Since they tell you that Angry and Hungry are the first two... then goes on to say "What is the third word...if you listened carefully I already told you the answer" Take that to read I already told you the third word that they are looking for is What. Agree or not that is the answer that I came up with when a friend tried to stump me. It is still a good riddle.
From Susan: Well, I think the
originator of the riddle should just come out and tell us,
before we all go nuts! My guess is the answer is "gry". First of all, he/she says
that THERE ARE THREE WORDS...he doesn't say that they
are the only words...just that there are 3...there could be 3 or there
could be more...but there are 3. Then "GRY" is used in the riddle...and as it's been pointed out...gry is
a word...not a commonly used word, but it's still a word. And he told us what it was, because he
used it in the riddle. The originator told us that it was intended to be read out loud...and implied
that if we read the word GRY out loud...pronouncing each letter...then
we would come up with G or Y. (Maybe he has a bad accent? Maybe
he pronounces his r's as "or" instead of "are"?-who
knows...) Well, then he says that the word is something that everyone uses every day, and
that we know what it means...Well, I think that in everyday conversation
(unless you just don't say anything) we all say at least one of
those words... "Gee", "or", "why"...and if we all
have a bad accent, like the originator...we would spell "GRY" if we said those 3 word together...and
again, he told us what it was...because in the riddle, he used
the word "GRY" (GRY is what's misleading...) So,
GRY is the answer...either that, or we are all right...depending on how you
interpret it. Maybe there's more than one answer... I
think the originator of the riddle has WAY too much time on his hands!!! :-)
P.S. The originator indicated that the clue was in "GRY" and if you count...he did say GRY 3 times...
I still think that what I said before is true...but here are my other reasons why I think it is GRY... The message that I originally received ended with: Send this to 5 People and the answer will pop up on the screen automatically. Well, being gullible...I did send it to 5 people...but nothing popped up on my screen. Get it? NOTHING And according to David Yates...the word GRY means "Anything very small, or of little value" Well NOTHING is very small...and it's also of little value... When the originator wrote in...he told us that he told us the answer...but he didn't tell us anything...he just told us another riddle...he told us NOTHING. And he said that it was something that everyone used every day...well...who can go through a day, without using something small or something or little value???-thus the meaning of the word, GRY. Gry was used in the sentence in the riddle...so the riddler did tell us the word...because he used the word...but not in the way that we thought... The answer is GRY, without a doubt!!!
Any one else? Think I'm right? The message said I would get the answer when I passed it on to 5 people...but I got GRY...I got NOTHING!!!
From Ravin: I believe I have come up with a solution to the -GRY riddle, possibly THE solution. Part of the riddle suggests the answer bright as day, it reads "Think of words ending in -GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. THERE ARE ONLY THREE WORDS in the English Language." Angry, and, hungry. Those are only three words in the English language. At first glance it reads "angry & hungry" (angry and hungry as the two words "and" being the conjunction) but after awhile you begin to see "angry, and, hungry" (each as a seperate word). There for angry + hungry are two words, leaving "and" to be the third. This is my interpretation of the puzzle, I'm sure others will see it as I do. Hopefully this solution will at least offer grounds for others to revise and come up with a better one.
Soulfly writes: I think I have figured something out think about this we use (SLANG)everyday it said There are only three words in the English launguage there is the word English, the word language in between both words is the 3rd word Engli s h lang uage (slang)
From C. W. - This may help with the solution to the gry riddle. As the Riddler stated it is meant to be read aloud and that is the key. Another example is, "If you have thirty sick sheep and one dies how many do you have?" When read it is easy, twenty nine but it you say it aloud it sounds as though you are saying thirty six sheep not thirty sick sheep just like "gry" or "g or y". Just trying to help.
Jason writes: I am just going by the riddle that the site
claims that is the correct version, ignoring any other variations because they would make things more confusing.
What the people on the board seem to be doing is looking too hard
for the answer to the riddle. If you have to look at something besides
the riddle itself then it is not the answer. So, you can stop thinking
about the actual word "gry" being the answer or the old English
version of dictionary, "Dictionagry." The only way that these would even be a
possibility is if the question was very old, and if it truly is that old
then the riddle would have most likely lost any possible answer. Next off,
other people have talked about "what" being the answer. I find this
to be unlikely, because riddles will use correct english in a riddle. So, to say that,
"What is the third word?" is actually a command is in reality cheating,
because now you are warping the riddle by adjusting punctuation. "What
is the third word?" is a question due to it's use of "what" an
"There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is
something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened
carefully, I have already told you what it is."
First, the riddle tells you to listen carefully so the answer must be inside these lines. Second, it says that there are three words in the English Language, so then it must one of those three. Finally, it gives you a logical hint of which one it is by saying, "The word is something that everyone uses everyday." All people uses language in one way or another.
In Conclusion, the answer to the riddle (if there is one) is most likely to be "Language" as this answer stays within the rules of riddle logic and it is actually found in the riddle. So, I whole-heartedly agree with the website and their answer.
From Thirsting- Your version of this riddle seems logical to have been the original. First of all, as you state, it is a 'riddle' not a trivia question. Therefore, your answer, 'language' makes the most sense as to being the right answer. When doing crossword puzzles that are riddle based, the answer being in the sentence of the clue in this manner is standard. The way your version is worded, the answer pops out at you quite easily. That doesn't necessarily mean it isn't the right version, just that it is a very simple riddle to figure out if you look at it as a 'riddle'. The "Riddlers" answer being 'say' makes no sense because for one thing, as someone else also noted, even if you read the letters separately, G-R-Y, you are reading Gee, Are, Why, not Gee, Or, Why. And he says the original version is worded "something we 'say' everyday". Well, a one of the rules of a riddle is that it is a true statement. And that would not be, as I might Not use the word 'SAY' everyday. Anyway, yours seems the most logical to be correct, and all these in-depth theories about this 'riddle' makes me think these people have too much time on their hands.(Just joking here, nothing personal)
Ronski writes: just to help along the gry explanation - wouldn't the answer be even more simple.. as in a word that SOUNDS like "gry"... like the word AGREE?
From Stephanie - Darons right. The answer is Dictionary. "You use it everyday and you know what it is. If you have listened carefully, I've already told you the answer." The OLD ENGLISH DICTIONARY was spelled DICTONAGRY. I never would have thought of that. I guess if you say the riddle wrong, you never will come up with the correct answer. Say the riddle again but use, "In the old English dictionary there are three words that end in GRY. You now have the answer! Cool.
Here's a different way to solve it from Manny- Has anyone ever suggested that GRY was an acronym? And the object used every day is a stoplight. Therefore GRY stands for Green, Red, and Yellow.
From Mark- well, 2 possible answers, in the first version that is wrong, the answer is Three, three is the 3rd word, and that is so convenient. However, In your version you say is the original, the third word in the entire puzzle is "words" and everyone in the world uses words except for the click languages in Africa I think.
geoff has researched words ending in the letters g,r,y and if you'd like to see his list, click here
Nancy writes- Maybe Dictionary.com isn't as great as they say. A lot of dictionaries leave out some words as they did for this one. The answer is Onegry. It's a real word. The one is a big clue, huh? :)
BC has a little different way to look at this riddle - The Answer To the GRY
riddle is Say. The only word used 3 times in the whole thing in the original version is SAY here's the
original version. I will underline the important sentence in #1 then the answers in #2 will be
capitalized and underlined.
#1.) "Think of words ending in -GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. There are three words people say in the English language that end in G "or" Y. What is the third word? The word is something that everyone will say every day. If you listen carefully to what I say , I have already told you the answer three times."
#2.) "Think of words ending in -GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. There are three words people SAY in the English language that end in G "or" Y. What is the third word? The word is something that everyone will SAY every day. If you listen carefully to what I SAY, I have already told you the answer three times."
Well there's the original version that I have found on at least 5 or 6 different sites word for word and there is my answer. Hope it Helps...
Steve writes: I think it is "language" too because there are a bunch
of clues........ Like alot of people said first blow off the first sentence.
There are only three words in the English language.What is the third word? duh...1)the
The word is something that everyone uses every day.
once again LANGUAGE!
and....If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is. and again..... language because he mentioned it in the second sentence!
From Darren: I find it hard to believe that no one has come up with this "word". Everyone knows what this "word" means. Everyone uses them every day. The English language is full of them (whether they end in -gry or not). If you listen carefully, you will hear them. If you send this to 5 people they WILL pop up on your screen. What is "it"? A "word". What is the third "word"? Another "word". Of course, all of the possible answers to this riddle are also more"words". "Words" will make you so MAD!
From The Riddle Nut: The answer is language. There are some sentences in the riddle to trick you. I did this riddle in my class room, and my teacher helped us figure it out. I will highlight the words to help you in blue and the ones that don't in green. "Think of words ending in -GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is." If you looked at my hints you will see that the third word in "the English language" is language.
From Robin: this only really works with this version. the answer is 'AGREE'. As a spoken riddle this works very well. The line 'The third one everyone uses every day and knows what it stands for.' describes the word, i.e everyone 'AGREES' about the words meaning, and it is a common word, either in the form 'AGREE' or any other way we show we agree with people.
From Onechatterbox98- The riddle is misleading a lot of you. It can't be GRY because it is to small. Something that small would be lost and the word has not been used for centuries! It is not English language either because it is TWO words! Also everyone does not use it everyday! There is French, German, Italian, ext. So that is not the answer either. So you ask what the answer is? It is simple. There is no such thing. Because no one uses the same thing everyday. It is meant to give you a headache. It is like the riddle of the lying man. " I man walks up to you and says everything I say is a lie. Is he telling the truth?" The riddler had lots of brain to send that. He canceled everything and all words out of the definition! That is my answer to this riddle.
Pchacker- the answer is onegry
Kelly writes- the way I received this riddle it is written like
this.... There are three words in the english language that
end in "gry" ONE is angry and the other is hungry.
EveryONE knows what the third ONE means and what it
EveryONE uses them everyday, and if you listened
very carefully, I've given you the third word. what is it?
I believe that this is playing on sound and not spelling.... gry as in gree.... I also believe that the ONE is capitalized for a reason..... The word one is used as an amount....saying one gry or "a" gry... hearing the riddle and seeing the riddle is what makes the difference as the riddler said.... so you use a as in "a tree" or "a lightbulb" meaning one tree or one lightbulb..... therefore one gry would be a gry... and using the sound gry as in angry or hungry you would deduce the word is "AGREE"
...and ... something else I forgot to mention, in the riddle it said if you LISTENED carefully again telling you that it is the sound and not the spelling........
From Josh- I just wanted to say that the answer has to be language because it's something
that is used everyday....even if you write instead of say it, it is
still being used and it cant be "say" or "what" because
there is no guarantee that you use those words everyday but you have to use language everyday
so I'm just tell all of you that the only possible answers is "language"
or daron might be right and it might be "dictionary" but it can't
be anything else because if it was "and" then why would it say that angry and hunry are TWO of them??? this is my
PS: didn't the creator tell anyone the right answer?? (i doubt that the riddler is the creator)
oh yea i forgot to mention that even if the riddler was right and you are meant to read it out loud then when you got to the part where it says "what is the third word?" then you wouldn't read it as a question and "what" would have to be the third word and that part that he added in the riddle that says "i have already told you the word three times" is not in the correct version
Corbin writes: I have figured it out completely and it all makes since all you have to do is read the riddlers solution or hint in the riddle these phrases are stated," there are three WORDS", what is the third WORD" (in the riddle), "and i have told you the answer three times already" (the word WORD is said three times, in think of a word, and the third word, and the word is something. so simply the answer is WORD!!!!!
And from Cheese2264- STOP!! you're all right. Riddles change a lot, which often changes the answer, thus making it a completely different riddle. furthermore, many, many riddles have more than one answer. all of the above answers CAN be correct, so this particular riddle has many different answers, each of which probably says quite a bit about the person who gives that particular answer. There is no one correct answer. deal with it.
Jerry writes: It is too confusing. How do you know that the key phrase is "the English language" Clearly the correct answer is the third word in the riddle, words. Obviously everybody uses words.
From cc lam: i reckon its the word "everything" because u uses everything everyday i think lol The word is some[THING] that [EVERY]one uses every day If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is .. thin-G eve-RY well it a good guess =D
Bullseye writes: if you look at the first answer to the riddle that you gave, you said that there were other words like bowgry, hogry, hangry, and aggry. than if you add those words to angry and hungry there are more than three words. i still agree with your first answer: language because ive seen that on a couple of other websites too. another opinion that i have is that the riddler's answer is wrong because it wouldn't be g or y. r doesn't even really sound like or unless your like from Texas or something. he also says he invented the riddle, yea right! he's probably 1,000,000 years old then. i also think the answer: gry is wrong because the riddle says -gry not gry. the - clearly states that there is more behind the gry.
From Mike: The answer is "NO." All of the "GRY" riddle versions ask the same question, and the question is - "What is the third word?" and "What" is not the third word.
From Avalon - THE ULTIMATE ANSWER: As the Riddler has said that "The trick to this riddle is it was designed to be read aloud. The trick is the usage of GRY vs. G or Y (pronounced G R Y) Now you should be able to figure out the answer." What the riddler means is that we should not think of GRY as one word but two letters which is "G" or "Y". so we should not look for GRY but words ending with letter "G" or "Y". ANGRY and HUNGRY are two of them which end with letter "Y". Therefore the word which he has used in the riddle is of course "SAY" which he has used three times and also ends with the letter "Y". So finally the ultimate answer is "say" and there cannot be any better answer then this. I would request the Riddler to come forward and please let us know if we have found the answer by now or Not.
Samantha writes: The answer to the GRY Riddle... There is absolutely no exact or correct answer to this riddle. Don't you get it? The answer depends on how the riddle is interpreted and there is no correct way for riddles to be interpreted. It's like a math problem that gives you too little information, so that there are many possible answers. Everyone's answer was correct because the information in the riddle led them to a conclusion that made sense. But, that same information along with other information could have led you to another conclusion that also made sense, which is why almost all of the answers (that were backed with with facts from and not from the riddle and were understandable) are correct.
From Jeffery: I'm not much of a riddler, but have not been able to avoid the gry thing since I was the developer of both the OED Online and the Century Dictionary Online, and it keeps coming up as a search term. I was inclined to go along with the cleverness of "language", but it seems that may depend on the wording that many people don't accept. I recently saw your site and the discussion of S or Y and say, This intrigued me, as the many of the early forms of say end not only in y, but in g or a yogh, the middle English letter that resembles the number 3 and developed into modern forms with either y or g. I'm not offering this as a solution, but in light of the "3 times" hint, it might be interesting to consider.
From Jack - Hi, first of all I'd like to say that if I knew how much debate existed surrounding the -gry riddle I would never have accessed the site! I would never have thought so much debate over a silly riddle could be so addictive to read! Anyway, joking aside, I just wanted to add to the idea that the "-gry" aspect of it could mean "g or y". If this were the case why would there would be a hyphen, "-". This suggests it is a suffix, so doesn't this indicate it the stem of a word, rather that a "g or y" type thing. I may be wrong, but thought it worth considering.
Lori in Ohio writes: Simplifying everything, what I hear, see,
and what just makes sense to me in this riddle are two lines: WHAT is the third word
If you have listened carefully, I have already told you WHAT it is. Therefore, I think WHAT is the solution.
The only other solution I tend to lean towards is language, the third word in the phrase "the English language. "I believe that this is all intended to provoke multiple answers depending upon how it is read, said and written.
Hey this is what I think is a pretty good solution to the 'GRY'
riddle. (in my opinion) well you posted the two different 'GRY' (reworded) if
the you look at the second one it starts off with "Think of words ending
in -GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. That is just something to make you
think about, but after that the second sentence say's. There are only three
words in the English language. that is the real riddle see There are only Three
words IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Then it says What is the third word? that is
referring to the second sentence so of coarse the answer is LANGUAGE
Well that's what i believe the only reason its called the 'GRY' riddle is because everyone is thinking the third word is going to end in GRY or G or Y
well it might not be as good as anyone else's answer but hay .kyal
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