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Pertaining Interest

Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.

 

Puzzle ID:#3750
Fun:*** (2.92)
Difficulty:** (1.94)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:arij****
Corrected By:Mysterious

 

 

 



What is short enough to gain interest and long enough to cover the subject?


Answer

A miniskirt
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Comments

rayneeday
Apr 29, 2002

Oh yeah, I'm smilin'. Good one --RAYN
Mogmatt16Ava*
Apr 29, 2002

Ya know, my teachers always say that about reports and essays. What a lack of creativity.
mad-adeAhu*
Apr 30, 2002

and what an interesting subject it is as well, very clever. well done
missjinks01
May 09, 2002

BOEING
shyrou2002uk
May 09, 2002

BORING
dumbass
May 12, 2002

HAHA good one!
webbtrump*
May 13, 2002

i like it. good teaser as well...
O_wise_one*
May 22, 2002

So does mine, Mogmatt, except she says it about paragraphs. I say I like my paragraphs short.;)
(user deleted)
Jun 03, 2002

Ha Ha Very Good!!
jatin13
Jun 06, 2002

easy, brought a smile to my lips.
odcsurferchick
Jun 16, 2002

me likey! i add 2 my fav list
WizardMagus
Jun 19, 2002

:-D
NotSoLilGeorge*
Jul 02, 2002

Oh yeah, I'm lovin' my thoughts about this.
(user deleted)
Jul 09, 2002

That's a good one!
zangel3000
Jul 29, 2002

I'm with u, lovelyaznpnay38.
NuttyPrince*
Jul 31, 2002

Mmmhmm- Nutty
Bekki
Aug 18, 2002

oooooh! good one
dragon6786
Nov 04, 2002

hahaha!!!!!Funny in a stupid way
jimbo*au*
Apr 23, 2003

Good teaser but the title "Pretaining?"
strathconn*
Jun 05, 2003

I had a teacher who said it was like a woman's bathing suit.
Millionaire*
Jun 05, 2003

LOL, clever I thought it was a summary. but that was a good riddle
jcjcisdabomb
Jun 11, 2003

I think that that teaser wuz totally innapropriate!!!!!!!
Maria4Tony**
Dec 13, 2003

Why do u think it's inappropriate? I couldn't see anything porno about it at all. My first thought was 'opinion' but when I saw the answer I was thinking DUH!
Mastermind90
Feb 26, 2004

Hehehehehehehe!!!!!! Hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehhehehehehehehehehehehe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very Cute!!!!!!! Forget what everyone else says, I love it!
lucylizzy*
Jun 05, 2004

Hmm that's certainly...different! What an interesting 'subject'.....
yoda818
Jun 05, 2004

a little sketchy.........but good one!
vbfreak55
Jun 05, 2004

that was a pretty good one. funny!
thegermangemini*
Jun 07, 2004

Absolutely funny!
wizecracker55A*
Jul 01, 2004

wouldn't "an account" be a suitable answer for this question as well?
crystalstar*
Jul 14, 2004

Wooh, how did that get on the site? Hehe, cute.
rugbys_girl
Jan 17, 2005

Unfortunately, I have heard this one far too many times....it has lost its humor...very trite
charlile*
Feb 24, 2005

gbl_08*
Mar 21, 2005

Good one, I like it. My math teacher said that about tests.
DummyisDumbAus*
Apr 16, 2005

That's not right...
Question_MarkAsx*
May 21, 2005

Wait a minute ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
darthforman*
May 22, 2005

I like seeing girls in miniskirts.

acidgoddess**
Jun 05, 2005

LOL! I was stumped!
sueintexas*
Jun 05, 2005

I thought it was funny and really cute, had to look at the answer but don't feel bad about missing it
Frogtvjr*
Jun 05, 2005

Like a lot of others, I went in other directions. It was a nice break, despite other comments. LOL
Chakoteya*en*
Jun 05, 2005

That is a very, very old joke. Circa 1965 vintage probably.
musiikki**
Jun 05, 2005

I didn't think that was very appropriate. Sorry.
redneck_woman**
Jun 05, 2005

I thought it cute! And Sameersingh...ya gotta lighten up. This is a fun site good for a chuckle or two. If you didn't think it "up to your standards" fine, but don't be mean-spirited and attack someone. Sheesh!
deadeye823**
Jun 05, 2005

Great teaser! I wqas going in the total opposite direction
jflan
Jun 05, 2005

This is just a very old joke. I'm unimpressed.
Curtis*
Jun 05, 2005

Huh?
nikapoohAus*
Jun 05, 2005

Ok people lighten up this one is good for a little smile. I was thinking a bikini. Not offensive at all. Not all brain teasers need to be serious. Good job Arij.
Blaque1Ajp*
Jun 05, 2005

OMG i love it, i love it, i love it

GOOD JOB!!!!!!!
FoxxyBrown1660**
Jun 05, 2005

Hilarious!! I loved it!
Neferjeane*
Jun 05, 2005

My teacher also used this analogy when talking about our papers.
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Jun 05, 2005

HA HA HA!! I loved this!!!!!
riddlelover**
Jun 05, 2005

Very true...
cola_vixen**
Jun 05, 2005

lol thats a great great teaser! i wouldnt have thought about that... and im a girl so you rhink i would have but i think the "subject" part threw me.....oh well i like it! lol.

Britt
sorry i sign alot of stuff and so i though i would this too!
Red_Baron
Jun 05, 2005

Heh heh heh... this is definately a good one to get someone to shed a little laugh.
cookeechick05Aus
Jun 05, 2005

It was funny I heard it b4 wnhen my club was discussing our dress code for a dance
(user deleted)
Jun 06, 2005

who says it has to cover ( and i'm a girl! )
bigSWAFF_69_Aus**
Jun 06, 2005

i would like to get to know u Mtpanthersrock (isnt that ur name?) haha, ive heard this alot from teachers when we ask how long a report should b.
Ozzy**
Jun 06, 2005

How is this even remotly inappropriate in the least bit... It was a good teaser and rather funny. Keep em commin
saites2001**
Jun 07, 2005

"Who likes short shorts?"
Ozymandias**
Jun 08, 2005

I though it was a sound bite. Oh, well!
Lunar_Light
Jun 24, 2005

Heard this one thousands of times.
toobsie*
Jun 24, 2005

pretty cute. i like the title - it covers it all. LOL. its not so much a riddle as an old joke but i like regardless.
good one!
deepseaAus*
Aug 13, 2005

i said a short riddle
johnnydeppfan
Oct 02, 2005

Ahh! That was so funny and surprising!
peppamintp*us*
Nov 20, 2005

Wow, how critical some can be. I thought it was funny and I was totally on the wrong track. Good one
smilingpatienceAus*
Dec 19, 2005

Ah, I love that one!
EnderofGamesAca*
Dec 20, 2005

Euww...

Great one!!!
sugarnspice4u7*us*
Jan 02, 2006

Cute!! I like it! (Although I dont think my parents would like it!)
Great job
Great Creativity!
PunnettSwears*au*
Jun 11, 2006

Wow, very good!
GebbieRoseAus*
Jun 11, 2006

Cute one!
starnz*us*
Jun 11, 2006

How true!! Cute!
coachpisco*
Jun 11, 2006

...but there aren't enough of them
Crazycriely*
Jun 11, 2006

umm this is a joke and shouldnt have been accepted =(
OldChinaHand**
Jun 11, 2006

What is short enough to gain interest and long enough to cover the subject?
A good sermon.

It't not really a joke but from a quote by Ronald Knox. ' A good sermon should be like a woman's skirt: short enough to arouse interest but long enough to cover the essentials. '

As for a miniskirt, the hemlines seemed to be good economic indicators. The hemline index portends that the more leg we see, the higher the stock market will be. If Vogue magazine's spring 2006 collections at www.style.com are right, shares could be dragging just off the knee this year with a greater propensity for exposed midsections.

It does make a good teaser. Thank you 'arij'. :
utnative*
Jun 11, 2006

hey guys lighten up what is wrong with an old joke? i'm old and i still didn't get it. lots of fun no banks or investments but lots of fun very good job Arij
feste*
Jun 11, 2006

Gain interest for whom?
nu_rob_roy*sx*
Jun 11, 2006

It's piece o'Bun...a kilt.
nameisiena*
Jun 11, 2006

interesting...
bradon182001*us*
Jun 11, 2006

Another oldy but goody.Does anyone wear miniskirts anymore?
Billopoulos*gr*
Jun 11, 2006

Really nice
maka10*
Jun 11, 2006

Very cute! Made me laugh!
kistin14Aus*
Jun 11, 2006

Funny! And TRUE!!!
BeckyD*
Jun 11, 2006

Yeah, this was a good one alright!! My first thought was "a pun" but my hubby's answer was "lingerie." HAH!! I know where HIS mind is this morning!! LOL
jazzmusician46Aau*
Jun 11, 2006

How could that very old joke possibly be classed as a brain 'teaser'???
1blessedgirl*us*
Jun 11, 2006

I don't remember the username I just know I appreciated this comment. It read, "Gain interest for whom?" The only ones who are interested are flakes. A couple of other comments led me to believe that some guys had some very unnecessary thoughts go through their head. I didn't care for this one at all.
AwwwSweet*
Jun 11, 2006

Hmm. And here I was thinking it was a financial bond of some sort...
xeses*us*
Jun 11, 2006

is this the brain teaser of the day or the milton berle joke of the day?
noladudeus
Jun 11, 2006

omg bad
marschie*il*
Jun 11, 2006

When I was teaching Math, back in the 70's, one student had a whole crib sheet under her miniskirt. I caught her and bawled her out; from then on I had an excuse to look at the entire classes thighs. It was an exciting semester!
xeses*us*
Jun 11, 2006

marchie, you just made up for that lame miniskirt joke! nice story.
auntiesisAus*
Jun 11, 2006

I thought it was easy, but funny.
kcheer2493us*
Jun 11, 2006

HAH!
xxilove_ihatexxAus*
Jun 11, 2006

wow u are a perv!!!
TherulerofthemAca*
Jun 11, 2006

heh thats funny
sftball_rocks13*
Jun 11, 2006

*laughs like physco freak*
That was really funny--I likes it!!!
kman613**
Jun 11, 2006

couldn't get it - and liked it. hadn't heard it before
Neek*us*
Jun 11, 2006

Cute!
flawlisslollis
Jun 11, 2006

For those who didn't like this or had a problem with it-is it really that hard to loosen up and have a good time every now and then? Not everything has to be thought provoking.
Musikman212*ca*
Jun 11, 2006

Cute little riddle.
1blessedgirl*us*
Jun 11, 2006

It's not the joke I have a problem with but rather the thoughts it put into peoples mind. As 'marschie' proved my point it caused 'marschie' to remember, and unfortunately share, an unnecessary story.
patm*us*
Jun 11, 2006

I thought it was a CD (bank and audio). I didn't like this one.
jabdrAus*
Jun 11, 2006

Cute, but un-gettable unless you had heard the earlier vesion.
POPSca*
Jun 11, 2006

Depends HOW SHORT it is HAHA Kinda cute.
syncmaster_212
Jun 11, 2006

very creative
amygurl101*us*
Jun 11, 2006

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tdbrsun*
Jun 11, 2006

Funny I did not guess it!
kaya1293Aus*
Jun 11, 2006

i thought it was a title
title=money you get inteest on
titel=the heading of a paper
syracuse945*ph*
Jun 11, 2006

haha... nys...

ShaelaEsther
Jun 11, 2006

I thought: "A Sentence" because a thesis statement, or an opening sentence in a report, is supposed to peak the reader's interest, and topic sentences are supposed to cover the subject of the paragraph.

Can you tell I'm an English minor?
vlermaAus*
Jun 12, 2006

Sad to say I am old enough to have worn the miniskirt, so, new teaser or old joke, this was cute, but easy.
scallioAus*
Jun 12, 2006

Tee hee hee... very funny!
I was on the serious side guessing SENTENCE.
FatHeadAus*
Jun 12, 2006

I was thinking a "principal"; first in banking, then in school.
jazzmusician46Aau*
Jun 12, 2006

I agree with Blessedgirl1....As a professional teacher of many years, I certainly would not be looking at every girls' thighs simply because one had 'hid' information under her mini skirt. It says much about the author of that comment - one which was not warranted on a website such as this and one that has school children accessing regularly. NOT IMPRESSED! 
Thumper_rox*
Jun 12, 2006

it's just a good joke. calm down. I thought it was funny!
tonjawithaj*us*
Jun 12, 2006

LMAO This is great! I love it!
hottie726
Jun 12, 2006

I DIDN'T LIKE THAT ONE BECAUSE MOST GIRLS AREN'T GOING TO LOOK AT A GIRLS LEGS
doka13*ml*
Jun 13, 2006

true true... most girls don't look at girls...*clears throat*...legs. but it was kind of cute, i'll HAVE to admit... clever, not witty, but clever.
mmmcla01A*
Jun 19, 2006

First of all, that's a joke....not a teaser. Second, it's not a very funny joke....I agree with everyone who said it was 'inappropriate'....VERY!!
learningchineseus*
Jun 20, 2006

This is a very old question.
mmmcla01A*
Jun 20, 2006

arij--you know, that says a lot about your mentality......as well as that of everyone who enjoyed this teaser
BPKANERVAAus*
Jul 17, 2006

That was so Booooooooooooooring
dolphingurl12Aus*
Aug 26, 2006

My English teacher uses that when we ask how long our papers should be...
akl21Aus*
Nov 18, 2006

That is an old joke, so I wonder how it managed to get on a teaser website.
CountdownCrispyAen*
Nov 25, 2006

Excellent one if you ask me!
snoopunicornAeg*
Mar 18, 2007

ooooweeeeeeeeeeee haha wat kind of intrest and from who???
LeafFan4life*
May 28, 2007

you can say that again
cloughmeAws*
Jun 11, 2007

Hmmmmmm... not really very funny and a tad inappropriate.
irar1792Aus*
Jun 11, 2007

This feels like something that would be more appropriate for Wocka. If anything, it is a joke, and not a teaser.
As a joke, it is ok.
HadleighAau*
Jun 11, 2007

Not bad
coolpainter*
Jun 11, 2007

How about a Novelette?
lmurray*cn*
Jun 11, 2007

HARDLY WORTH A COMMENT. IT IS OLD AND LACKS ANY INTELLECTUAL QUALITY.
Corina*us*
Jun 11, 2007

True, very true.
puttumupus*
Jun 11, 2007

must be joke day i thought that this was the teaser section
MurfQ*ca*
Jun 11, 2007

I generally try to find the good in everything, but I gotta say, that was pretty sad. That was no teaser, just an old joke. And what was it doing in the trick category???
doeheadAus*
Jun 11, 2007

YAWN
salepriceAca*
Jun 11, 2007

Got it in 1 second, too easy even for an old duffer like me !!
tommysmo*
Jun 11, 2007

fun but easy. it's an old joke
BrockAus*
Jun 11, 2007

LOL
lez93Aus*
Jun 11, 2007

Cute, made me smile
katjojoAus**
Jun 11, 2007

Very cute!!
kauphi1976Aus*
Jun 11, 2007

lol i knew it as a joke but i didnt expect to see it in the teaser section. I think monday mornin my brain was tryin to think more
oddreyus*
Jun 11, 2007

How do you come up with something like that?
syberchicAca*
Jun 11, 2007

This teaser was a waste of time. It's a *very* old joke and not particularly clever.
2ndhandroseca*
Jun 11, 2007

Good comment RobRoy.
I was going to Bank interest then
a short skirt but.......
WHAT ABOUT BRIEFS??

Doesn't that fit. Don't be so prudish, I'm 50+ and I had a good
laugh. Thanks.
mondayschild59Aus*
Jun 11, 2007

That was just too cute. I loved it. Thanks for my laugh for the day.
2ndhandroseca*
Jun 11, 2007

Hey nikapooh

I thought of a bikini in there also.
barf314*
Jun 11, 2007

From my experience, a 'trick' teaser is supposed to make you think and then be something that you've intentionally been made to not think of. Fits the category to me.
auntiesisAus*
Jun 11, 2007

Got it easily, and I never wore a mini-skirt in my life.
Very cute, and funny.
dstarbirdAus*
Jun 11, 2007

I had a teacher who used to say that about field hockey kilts when asked how long a paper should be.
ShikamaruAus*
Jun 11, 2007

im sure there are plenty of other answers, but this one is great!
jjj055*
Jun 11, 2007

That's just sick.
LeafFan4life*
Jun 11, 2007

i think all guys everywhere can agree with this teaser so i dotn see what all the problem is.
SmeraldinaAus*
Jun 11, 2007

Eh. I agree that it's more of a joke than a teaser. I don't really get the "trick" to this.
cooltigerr1Aus*
Jun 11, 2007

haha thats a good one!
cashewnut801us
Jun 11, 2007

That's a Joke, Not a riddle.
cheeny13Aus*
Jun 11, 2007

While I agree that this is more of a joke than a teaser, it still was very amusing and I don't see what the problem is with all this inappropriate stuff. Have a sense of humor, people!!! Anyway, a good joke that I had never heard before, so Good Job!!
_brynnAus
Jun 11, 2007

haha i was thinking a thesis statement...
air_up_there_jrca*
Jun 11, 2007

HAHA.. nice one
hockeyfan94us*
Jun 11, 2007

It's gaining my interest!
saradoveus*
Jun 11, 2007

Never heard that one before but I did not think it was great.
Keep Trying
BrenBeadSP**
Jun 11, 2007

it make me giggle, thanks
colewrecks
Jun 11, 2007

Loved it, if I hadn't known it I never would have figured it out
jazzmusician46Aau*
Jun 19, 2007

To me this 'teaser' is simply a joke!
jasmin215**
Oct 30, 2007

had to be a guy to come up with something like this...
Fire_Shell96*us*
Dec 07, 2007

very good teaser. this goes to faves. btw...
petey127Aus*
Feb 03, 2008

Whoa Arij... good teaser
stephiesd**
Mar 27, 2008

Haha.

...I totally missed it...

Funny, though.
here2A*
Feb 04, 2009

Yes it is.
Malika123tph*
Feb 09, 2009

A miniskirt? Interest for whom? You?
Malika123tph*
Feb 09, 2009

And also, add this, I'm a child. What "subject" do you mean?
choirgirl926Aus*
May 16, 2009

Uh... I'm a girl. Miniskirts don't exactly gain interest from me. I was thinking something with the stock market because of interest.
coinjar876tus**
May 13, 2010

I don't get it.....
doeheadAus*
Jun 12, 2010

I've seen some mini skirts that didn't cover the subject.
labgeekus*
Jun 12, 2010

A headline was my answer.
thebrain789tus*
Jun 20, 2010

I thought a short story.
braniannd*jm*
Jun 26, 2010

RUDE!!!
Asia45*us*
Jul 14, 2010

inoporiate stuff. u do not have no respect for any anbody
crocodiletca*
Aug 18, 2010

Ooh, I'll say...
GreenApples27*nz*
Mar 19, 2011

Very clever.
Babe*
Jun 18, 2013

Cute one! It made me smile also. I do not care how old it is, it is the first time I have heard it so it was funny.
thecatladycac**
Jun 18, 2013

Like many others, I was thinking along the lines of an opening paragraph! - It's been a looonngg time since I wore a miniskirt!! But I retired from teaching not all that long ago! Fun Teaser!
cutebugAus*
Jun 18, 2013

Just like the stock market. The higher they go, the more interesting they are.
eighsseAus*
Sep 17, 2013

What is fairly funny yet inappropriate for this website? This teaser.



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