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More ways to get Braingle...

How Many?

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

 

Puzzle ID:#30270
Fun:*** (2.95)
Difficulty:*** (2.58)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:warmonkey318Aus****!

 

 

 



My first is a number, my second another,
And each, I assure you, will rhyme with the other.
My first you will find is one-fifth of my second,
And truly my whole, a long period reckoned.
Yet my first and my second (nay, think not I cozen),
When added together, will make but two dozen.

How many am I?


Answer

Four Score.
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Comments

OldChinaHand**
May 04, 2006

It took a couple of reading before I got it...a good one for sure.
warmonkey318Aus*
May 04, 2006

Thank you!!
zonarita*us*
May 04, 2006

GR8 Teaser and a fun read.
spudsAus**
May 04, 2006

I liked it
blablablaAus*
May 04, 2006

DUH!!!! i can't believe i didn't get that!!!! ya got me!
Mellew*us*
May 04, 2006

WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!wtg gurlie
o2bfishn
May 05, 2006

very nice indeed. i got the 4 and 20 but didnt get score...duh
warmonkey318Aus*
May 05, 2006

Haha..ty people!!
PnutWuman77*us
May 05, 2006

Good one!
monkey93*us*
May 06, 2006

I had to read it at least a couple of times to get it, but great teaser!
warmonkey318Aus*
May 06, 2006

yay!!
coltonr1Aus*
May 06, 2006

great 1 hannah
warmonkey318Aus*
May 07, 2006

yay...
hottiegurl99Aus*
May 07, 2006

Had to read it about 4 times, but awesome teaser!!!! One of my favorites!
Psychic_MasterAnz*
May 07, 2006

Awesome teaser, Hannah!
(user deleted)
May 07, 2006

Classy all the way.
warmonkey318Aus*
May 08, 2006

Thank you people!!
PineappleMamaAus*
May 08, 2006

Lincoln woulda loved it!
warmonkey318Aus*
May 10, 2006

haha, cool!!
(didnt expect people to like it)
blaghau
May 11, 2006

Who's Lincoln?

Sorry, I'm from overseas.
warmonkey318Aus*
May 12, 2006

(President)

Thats ok..
osunale*
May 14, 2006

Wonderful. One of the best teasers I've seen in quite a while.
yoichiro
May 15, 2006

i didn't get it but good job
warmonkey318Aus*
May 15, 2006

Thank you!
potch74*mt
May 23, 2006

best teaser i came across so far... got the 4, and the 20 but i missed the score.
warmonkey318Aus*
May 24, 2006

ok, Fair enough!
mmmcla01A*
Jun 29, 2006

how does it it make two dozen...I don't get it................
surfxlikexaxgrl*pr*
Jul 01, 2006

I DONT GET IT!
surfxlikexaxgrl*pr*
Jul 01, 2006

I DONT GET IT! IF U DO CAN U PLZ PM ME?!
mmmcla01A*
Jul 01, 2006

Me Too............
schatzy228*us*
Jul 05, 2006

EXCELLENT!
warmonkey318Aus*
Jul 08, 2006

thanks
sho_shao*us*
Jul 24, 2006

i think it wuz alright but still fun
tintiniscoolAus*
Aug 02, 2006

Fun!
warmonkey318Aus*
Aug 15, 2006

RaD
mmmcla01A*
Dec 28, 2006

I totally do not understand...can someone please explain!!!
After reading all the comments I get how it would be 4 and 20 but I still don't see where 'score' fits into that
lukeschettAus*
Jan 25, 2007

score is 20 and score rhymes with 4
vbguy101*us*
Feb 17, 2007

Nice!
craniacAus*
Feb 17, 2007

To those who don't get it, especially those who aren't USA citizens -- a "score" is an archaic English term for 20 of anything, and 4 score means 4 times 20, or 80. A famous speech by President Abraham Lincoln after the Battle of Gettysburg (during the US Civil War) began "Four score and seven years ago, our forefathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation. . ." -- so every USA school kid learns in history class what "four score" means. If you're not from the USA, you probably won't know that, nor can you be expected to. But it makes a good teaser, and even knowing all that is no guarantee of solving the riddle. I got the 4 and 20, but didn't come up with the phrase four score on my own.
PhalanxAlu*
Feb 17, 2007

Thanks Craniac for that explanation... I was wondering myself about that score!

Making out the 4 and 20 was easy... But I had no idea how I was supposed to have both rhyme!

Great!
shawneeo*us*
Feb 17, 2007

Gosh, I sure do feel like a wet blanket... I'm so glad so many people love this teaser. I just , well, I also thought "4" and "20", but it said "my first is a NUMBER, my second ANOTHER" and so I didn't understand that it would have a WORD like "score" in it, although technically it's not wrong, since "score" is 20. But, I think that if it gave some indication that it's not necessarily two numerals, I might have enjoyed it more. But it's a great idea, and I think the "riddle poem" itself was excellent! Thanks for the hard work!
bestgirl*
Feb 17, 2007

good one! enjoyed it.
marschie*il*
Feb 17, 2007

That was wonderful! Thank you!
sftball_rocks13*
Feb 17, 2007

That was really creative
Great teaser
katjojoAus*
Feb 17, 2007

You got me on tht one!!
campfirecutieAus*
Feb 17, 2007

Great teaser!! It took me back to my school days in history class!! Way to go!!
bradon182001*us*
Feb 17, 2007

Good teaser. I didn't get it, but after seeing the answer, makes sense. Isn't that the way it always is?
speedqueenkmwAus*
Feb 17, 2007

well, I didn't get it but I'm glad for the explanation. Nice job.
brainiac9865us
Feb 17, 2007

It was so good,I sent it to five people.
vlermaAus*
Feb 17, 2007

Very nice job. I got the 4 and 20 right away, but had to think a while and put on my stove pipe thinking cap. Ha ha. Neighbor kid hit my cap off my head with a snowball and yelled "Score!",, Aha says me.
Not really, but this one was very good.
FatHeadAus*
Feb 17, 2007

The third and sixth lines turned it into an algebra problem, and gave it away. Now I just had to find out how 4 and 20 rhymed. That wasn't too hard.
yuki2396cu
Feb 17, 2007

You lost me
HScott13Aen*
Feb 17, 2007

Fun and well written, but as the term 'score' meaning 20 is not used very often the answer could do with an explanation.
larkepus
Feb 17, 2007

Excellent! I didn't get it but that was half the fun! I shoulda!! Well done! Keep 'em comin!
lmurray*cn*
Feb 17, 2007

XIN NIAN KUAI LE! (HAPPY NEW YEAR)

HEN HAO! (VERY GOOD!)
breathesunshineAus*
Feb 17, 2007

I couldn't for the life of me find a rhyme to go with this and then was kicking myself when I saw the answer. Great stumper!
wheesmack320*
Feb 18, 2007

great
tonjawithaj*us*
Feb 20, 2007

good one!
QrystalAca*
Feb 26, 2007

Yayyyy I got it I got it!! (and am not American, though I guess I get some of their culture, living right next door)

I was so sure that the algebraic approach wouldn't work, but I went for it anyways, because I couldn't see anything else to try... and then like FatHead said above, I just had to find out how 20 rhymed with 4 -- and then gleefully, I saw how it would! SCORE!!!!!
coltonr1Aus*
Mar 17, 2007

Awsome Hannah one of the best I loved it.


~Coltonr1~
elentirAus*
Feb 18, 2010

I realize that it is probably to late for this, but it would have probably benefited to somehow incorporate into the riddle or as a hint that four score also equalled 80. Just a suggestion... great riddle otherwise!
doeheadAus*
Feb 18, 2010

Poor selection for a teaser, If you are not American you probably have no idea what four score is!!!
fatster
Feb 18, 2010

Great teaser!

Doehead obviously believes any teaser she gets is too easy and if she doesn't get it, its horrible.
patiencewithaP*us*
Feb 18, 2010

You got me! Great teaser and well written!
TallTimberAus*
Feb 18, 2010

Very clever.
auntiesisAus*
Feb 18, 2010

Great teaser.
gargphtca*
Feb 18, 2010

I've never heard of 'score' before..
jaycr*us*
Feb 18, 2013

Clever.
cutebugAus*
Feb 18, 2013

I have to agree with doehead,although I got it.
gaylewolfAus*
Feb 18, 2013

I didn't get the riddle, but I *LOVED* reading the comments!
Maggiethe8th*us*
Feb 18, 2013

I was with BreatheSunshine-didn't take the time, but appreciated it once I knew!
thedavincigameA*
Feb 18, 2013

Brilliant riddle, took me a long time to get the 4 and 20 as I focused on the rhyme rather than the maths, then when I realised the only answer was '4' and '20' I suddenly thought '4 score'!

Very clever!
allythebuterflyAus*
Feb 18, 2013

Haha, like many others I missed it because I didn't know score meant 20. After I googled "fourscore" it made much more sense! Learned something at least!
gghali*
Feb 18, 2013

Good teaser! It took a second reading to really get all the nuances. Very well done!
thecatladycac**
Feb 18, 2013

I came up with the 4 and 20 also - but I rationalized by reciting "four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie!"
Since that is part of a poem - that should satisfy the rhyming part!
I know - that was a stretch of the imagination! Great Teaser!!!
jaycr*us*
Feb 18, 2013

Sybil.



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