Hand in Hand
Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.
Can you figure out a meaning for the following sentence?
Hand a hand a hand a hand and hand a hand a hand a hand.
HintHand has many meanings.
One possible meaning is:
Pass a hired worker your fingered appendage four inches and pass him a poker hand the same distance.
Did you find any others?
Nov 29, 2002
|can someone clarify that? I am compeeetely lost|
Dec 01, 2002
|it doesn't make sense|
Dec 02, 2002
|OK let me try to explain it better. ‘Hand’ can mean pass as in ‘hand me that pen’(call this meaning hand1). ‘Hand’ can also mean a hired worker (the answer has a typo, hire should be “hired”, sorry) as in ‘the rancher hired five more hands to round up the cattle’ (call this meaning hand2). ‘Hand’ can also mean a fingered appendage as in ‘I have two feet and two hands’ (call this meaning hand3). ‘Hand’ is also a unit of measure equal to four inches as in ‘the large black horse was 18 hands tall’(call this meaning hand4). ‘Hand’ can also mean the five cards a poker player is dealt as in ‘when playing poker the player with the best hand wins’(call this meaning hand5). |
So if we add the right meanings to the sentence we get the following; Hand1 a hand2 a hand3 a hand4 and hand1 a hand2 a hand5 a hand4. In other words it is saying move your hand (hand3) a short distance to the hired worker and pass him a poker hand (hand5) that same distance. Clear as day. Hand a hand a hand a hand and hand a hand a hand a hand.
Dec 02, 2002
|oooohhh.... pass a hired worker a hand four inches and pass a hired worker a poker hand four inches. I get it..... thanx a lot. its all clear. (btw, good riddle)|
Feb 11, 2003
|Perplexed as I don't know what. But you gotta love it. It's why we visit.|
Dec 13, 2003
|Whatever you ingested or inhaled to think this one up, Can I have some? Fun teaser.|
Aug 29, 2006
|Uhhh! Wow!! Huh!!!|
Jan 17, 2007
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