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Symbol

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#29290
Fun:*** (2.92)
Difficulty:** (1.87)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:i_am_hatedAus****

 

 

 



I am a world-renowned "symbol". In the English language, if I'm added to a noun, it turns to an adjective (in most cases).

If you put horizontal lines through me, I become a currency, but it is not used in many countries.

In Spanish, I am a "symbol", but also I am a word. I am used to connect words and phrases. If you watch your School House Rock, I go along with a junction.

What am I?




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Comments

OldChinaHand**
Mar 24, 2006

Well done, all it took was a little thinking and a little Spanish.
signmeup74*pl*
Mar 24, 2006

The first two stumped me, but thank goodness my Spanish kicked in.
Excellent Teaser!!
schatzy228*us*
Mar 26, 2006

staying current on currency exchange made it easy, but still very good
smartsy*
Mar 30, 2006

what are you talking about that was dumb he should have said a world renound letter
fem81uken*
Mar 30, 2006

D'oh! i had E! in my defence i dont speak spanish which made it a bit trickier.
Winner4600*
Apr 07, 2006

well, fem, in Spanish, y IS pronounced "e"...
Swordoffury1392*us*
Apr 09, 2006

I got it!!!
Swordoffury1392*us*
Apr 09, 2006

Yes, all bragging rights reserved. lol
calmsaviorAus*
Apr 12, 2006

heck i dont speak spanish and i got this right.

that was partly thanks to the yen, however.
irar1792Aus*
May 13, 2006

i thought it was L

dunno what i was thinking for the first part, but pound, "el," etc
GebbieRoseAus*
May 17, 2006

I watch School House Rock!
Onslaught*us
May 28, 2006

very good
OldChinaHand**
Oct 21, 2006

Interesting, easy and fun to solve. The AMers are going thank you, as I do.
marschie*il*
Oct 21, 2006

Easy and fun!
Badger*us*
Oct 21, 2006

Fun teaser. I liked it because there were a few different pieces in there that should give virtually everyone a shot at it. I didn't get the "world re-nowned thing" though! Thanks!
lmurray*cn*
Oct 21, 2006

EASY EASY EASY
Badger*us*
Oct 21, 2006

PS: ...and yes, this AM person thanks you!
learningchineseus*
Oct 21, 2006

"Y" is world renowned for.....?

"Y" is world renowned where?

Please fill me in, my inquiring mind would like to know.
bestgirl*
Oct 21, 2006

Y is a mbol???
schmedley9*us*
Oct 21, 2006

SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK ROCKS!!! But the teaser sucked, excuse me stunk!!!
wordmama*
Oct 21, 2006

Don't know about world...symbol but the Spanish kicked in and I managed to get another riddle--which I don't often!! Thanks for the fun!
bradon182001*us*
Oct 21, 2006

Sorry, this was way over my head.I did take Spanish in high school (many moons ago) and I still didn't get it. Learned something today, tho and that's a good thing.
jabdrAus*
Oct 21, 2006

Plain and simply didn't know this one. Kudos to you that did.
blondebookwormAus*
Oct 21, 2006

I love School House Rock! Great teaser!
jesus_freakAus*
Oct 21, 2006

YAY School House Rock!!!!!!!!!
Trishgal*us*
Oct 21, 2006

This was so cool and i learned a few things too thx and keep these teaserss coming.
suganue*us**
Oct 21, 2006

I didn't get the world renowned symbol thing either. However, I did like the teaser. I may be a little bias though. I like almost any riddle that I can answer .

Maybe the symbol thing is eluding to the YMCA. Their symbol is a big "Y".
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Oct 21, 2006

Got this fairly quickly, despite not knowing Spanish and School House Rock. The answer is easy once you eliminate S and L, which with two lines through them, stand for dollar and pound (currencies).
Y is perhaps a symbol for YMCA, but iYMCA s not known as Y in some parts of the world. A good teaser, though rather simple.
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Oct 21, 2006

Oops! In my previous comment, please read YMCA instead of iYMCA.
choptlivvaAus*
Oct 21, 2006

I liked it!! Good job!

For what it's worth....my two cents on use of the word "symbol". It's being used generically in this case, meaning simply that it "stands for something". The English alphabet, as well as those of other languages, all use "characters" or "symbols" to depict a sound or word. Therefore letters are also symbols.
OhEmGeeA*
Oct 21, 2006

wow i feel so dumb now i didnt get it though! im so dumb grrrr
jesus_freakAus*
Oct 21, 2006

YAY!
(user deleted)
Oct 21, 2006

Thank Japan for the Yen!! i dont speak spanish and the first clue stumped me, but the yen clue helped
eamonca*
Oct 22, 2006

I'm just a bill.
Yes - I'm only a bill
and I'm sittin' here on Capitol Hill...

Sorry. That one gave me an earworm.
luvdoritos706*ph*
Oct 24, 2006

nice one....
vlermaAus*
Oct 24, 2006

Great job. I got it! School House Rock made me think of I'm just Bill also, but am I wrong, isn't that where Mr. Freeman got his start as an alphabet pronouncer in shadow?
MalcolmReynoldsAus*
Oct 28, 2006

Lol, the Yen gave it away for me :-)

Nice one Andy.
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Oct 28, 2006

nice!
QrystalAca*
Nov 29, 2006

Cute riddle! I enjoyed it -- maybe because I got it~! The yen and spanish clues together made me certain I got it.

I agree with choptlivva about the interpretation of "symbol". All letters are symbols. Having "symbol" in quotes seems to emphasize that one must really keep an open mind about what it might be.
ptery**
Oct 21, 2009

I have to agree with the "What's the world-renowned part?" crowd. What's the world-renowned part?
dalfamnestAnz*
Oct 21, 2009

Maybe a symbol for a particular chromosome. Anyway, I've never trusted Y - it's a very crooked letter, as my mother used to say.
doeheadAus**
Oct 21, 2009

Was thinking Y after the first line. Knew it immediatly after the second,because I spent a two month vacation in Japan.
mikidollAus*
Oct 21, 2009

Wow. This was way too easy. I kept rereading the teaser like I was missing something.
patiencewithaP*us*
Oct 21, 2009

Fun!
auntiesisAus*
Oct 21, 2009

I thought it was kinda tough, for me anyway. Great teaser, took some thought. Loved it.
UptheHillA*
Oct 21, 2009

Nice1, good show!!!
wordmama*
Oct 21, 2009

I was initially distracted by the use of the word 'symbol', so I wasn't looking for a letter but a sign (like an ampersand), but that didn't fit the rest. Then a Spanish letter that's also a word kicked in and confirmed the answer. btw, I was quite surprised at all the people who were totally familiar with the symbol for the Yen! I was delighted to learn something new, which apparently an educated person should have known!!!
hubbamutt777tus*
Oct 21, 2009

I ♥ SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK! ! ! when i read the 'Schoolhouse Rock' part, i immediately thought of 'Conjunction Junction' and said to myself "conjunction!" i thought not about the 'one letter/symbol part, so i clicked 'show answer'. SOOOOO CLOSE!

i think the best part of schoolhouse rock was the skit about
"I'm a bill,
Yes I'm only a bill,
Sitting here on capitol hill......."

doesn't everyone?
precious1026Aus**
Oct 21, 2009

Perhaps I am annoyed because no matter what clues were given, I would not have gotten this Teaser. I like bascially all Teasers when the Teaser is accurate, learned and fun, but this was BOGus. Y is a letter in the ENGLISH speaking world not a symbol, no matter how many times you SLICE it. In my mind it could NOT mean Yen, Yo, or Yoddle. Of course people who got the answer correct are going to support it by cluing reasons for the Y answer, but this was Boring, and Difficult because it made no sense. However, I still loved this teaser, keep them coming. Never a Symbol. Gosh, I was real off; I thought of a dash.
jcann*us*
Oct 21, 2009

Aren't letters symbols that stand for sounds, just as numerals are symbols that stand for numbers?
avonmaAus*
Oct 22, 2009

I didn't get this one, either
I was thinking about the English pound. It is some kind of symbol, with a line through it, I think. Anyway, I was way off from the yen.
Good one, though!
ShriyaAin*
Oct 20, 2010

It was fun!
Babe*
Oct 21, 2012

Symbol threw a lot of us off. Lines thru it making it a money sign, gave me an inkling it might be a C or and S, but that did not fit the rest so I did not get it either and do not know Spanish. Oh well!
jaycr*us*
Oct 21, 2012

¥ikes, I missed this one. Ma¥be next time.
cutebugAus**
Oct 21, 2012

Knowing Spanish and spending time in Japan made this one pretty easy.
HABS2933Aca*
Oct 21, 2012

I don't really know much Spanish (aside from I learned on Sesame Street about million years ago) and the only time I've spent in Japan was 10 hrs at the airport waiting for a return flight to N. America.
I still should have got it though as I am a collector of foreign currencies and know what almost every country calls its money and what the symbol for it is.
30angel100tus*
Oct 21, 2012

Last time I checked, 'Y' was a letter, not a symbol.



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