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Small and Pause

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

 

Puzzle ID:#8112
Fun:*** (2.94)
Difficulty:** (1.33)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:sailingwrestler*ca**
Corrected By:rose_rox

 

 

 



I am so small, and sometimes I'm missed.
I get misplaced, misused, and help you when you list.
People usually pause when they see me,
So can you tell me what I could be?





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Comments

snaps*au*
Oct 24, 2002

Enjoyed this one very much.
duckie2*
Oct 25, 2002

that was cool
JTJS
Oct 28, 2002

Good one
Phily
Dec 11, 2002

thought it was a 'hint'
jellybean
Jan 10, 2003

cool riddle! how'd you come up with a riddle about a comma?!?! ur very clever good work!
saxophonechick13
Jan 18, 2003

I was sure it was a period! I'm not right all the time though. Good riddle!
julia
Jan 18, 2003

what a cute teaser!! This is going into my favorites.
Riss
Jan 18, 2003

hehe. nice one. very cute ^-^
electronjohn*us*
Jan 20, 2003

Not very hard but I liked it anyway. Good job!
moelizabeth
Apr 12, 2003

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
scobie21
Jan 18, 2004

Candymn007**
Jan 24, 2004

a little easy, but still good.
Riki
Jan 18, 2005

Very cute! Your hint totally gave it away for me. Very helpful!
strangelove
Jan 18, 2005

At first I thought of the word "is". But I have to agree with Riki, the hint gave it away. Hope I used this comma correctly.
CECK72
Jan 18, 2005

This one was really fun. Thanks!
cmcrider04
Jan 18, 2005

That was a good one!!!
BOOTS8
Jan 18, 2005

I love it !
suzygirl*
Jan 18, 2005

Clever! Very funny.
(user deleted)
Jan 18, 2005

A comma isn't a present!
knbrain**
Jan 18, 2005

But a comma is present

nice hint
bookworm696**
Jan 18, 2005

i feel proud , i got the answer. lol. well it was a great riddle. hope you write more
763ezileb*
Jan 18, 2005

cute riddle
saucyangel*
Jan 18, 2005

very easy. i got it right away!
(user deleted)
Jan 18, 2005

This was super easy. Everyone knows that it is a comma
Get-o-sprstr*
Jan 18, 2005

really cute, except the hint was pretty much the answer. it was still pretty funny.
saucyangel*
Jan 18, 2005

very easy. i got it right away!
fuzzie277
Jan 18, 2005

This is a good one. Was thinking of a pen or pencil. Gotta 'memeber my grammer.
mivich*
Jan 18, 2005

nice one
banana_gurl
Jan 18, 2005

this is awesome! i didn't get it but i do now. (I'm not that bright) shh don't tell!
Valphish
Jan 19, 2005

easy but fun and cute!
cuddlydawg*
Jan 19, 2005

I thought it was a period at first! LOL
bradon182001*us*
Apr 18, 2009

I never would have come up with the correct answer in a million years. I was thinking all around it. Really nice teaser. Enjoyed it. Thanks for posting.
glowtmickeyAus*
Apr 18, 2009

I would have never thought of that. Good one!
coolboi*
Apr 18, 2009

good 1
KarateGirl098Aus*
Apr 18, 2009

Great teaser, very well done. Good job!
ygtbjkn*
Apr 18, 2009

Piece of, pie easy, as, cake!,
LMAO
loveamberreneeno
Apr 18, 2009

i thought it was a penny(:
i would have never thought of a comma loll
ShelilahAde*
Apr 18, 2009

hehe cute, I missed the poor little comma
avonmaAus*
Apr 18, 2009

I finally came up with a "period," but then I realized it must be a "comma." You "pause" there and usually take a breath; and you are more likely to miss a comma than a period. Good one! Thanks!
EienNiKireiAus*
Apr 18, 2009

a comma? I think thats pretty cute. ^_^
Provlear*
Apr 18, 2009

Nicely done.
mamalemmaAus*
Apr 19, 2009

Without the hint, I think you could reasonably make a case for a colon or semi-colon, as well. I love the idea of grammatical teasers; it would be nice to tighten up the clues a bit to rule out all but one answer.
drussel3*us*
Apr 21, 2009

You made me think with this one.
Babe*
Apr 18, 2012

Very nice! It was the pause that gave it to me.
wordmama*
Apr 18, 2012

I needed the hint to eliminate 'colon', which precedes a list. Since a colon wasn't present, I said, "A-ha! Commas are WITHIN a horizontal list!" Got it!
tripleteam5*
Apr 18, 2012

A clever one ! Got within 10 sec. started w/ "period " then comma gave me PAUSE. I agree exactly with " babe " prior comment..
eamonca*
Apr 18, 2012

I pretty much agree with what mamalemma said above and include a dash (-) too. It is better to eliminate a myriad of equally good answers to any puzzle. As is, this one's just okay.
craniacAus**
Apr 18, 2012

"Help you when you list" was the clue that cinched it that this was a comma we were talking about -- you separate items in a list most often by commas. And if you were ever an English teacher, the parts about "missed" and "misplaced, misused" were instant clues -- missing commas are one of the most common mistakes made by young writers.
phyllisa*us*
Apr 21, 2012

I thought 'mouse' first, then I got it!
raisin99*
Apr 18, 2015

I also thought of colon or semi-colon; nice puzzle.
gaylewolfAus*
Apr 18, 2015

I got the correct answer. Good puzzle - thanks for posting!
auntiesisAus*
Apr 18, 2015

Easy as pie, but I love it. Thanks.

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