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Hand in Hand

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.


Puzzle ID:#8530
Fun:*** (2.22)
Difficulty:*** (3.07)
Submitted By:electronjohn*us****
Corrected By:phrebh




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.

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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

Uh... *drool*

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