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These brain teasers rely on your ability to recognize groups of common attributes. For each of these puzzles you'll need to figure out why the words or letters are grouped as they are. Sometimes you will be asked to pick the odd-one-out or to place a new word into the correct group.

 

Puzzle ID:#38885
Fun:*** (2.56)
Difficulty:*** (2.26)
Category:Group
Submitted By:tonksrulezAen******

 

 

 



Which of the following does not belong?

Sorrow, Gold, Joy, Girl, Secret, Silver, Diamond, Boy.


Answer

Diamond.

The rest are all featured in the nursery rhyme which accompanies the sighting of a magpie, which would supposedly predict the future.

1 for sorrow,
2 for joy,
3 for a girl,
4 for a boy,
5 for silver,
6 for gold,
7 for a secret never to be told.

Other similar rhymes include:

One for anger
Two for mirth
Three for a wedding
Four for a birth
Five for rich
Six for poor
Seven for a witch
I can tell you no more.

One for sorrow
Two for mirth
Three for a funeral
Four for a birth
Five for heaven
Six for hell
Seven's the Devil his own self

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Comments

zigthepigAen*
Oct 22, 2007

YAY

I got this ages a go, and :O:O:O I got it again.

Fun to sing out loud, haha.
HarryPutter*ca*
Oct 22, 2007

That was quite the thinker to get you thinking about those who think about thinkology!
974999gecAus*
Oct 24, 2007

lol nice teaser. I didn't guess, but whatever
tricky77puzzle*
Nov 01, 2007

I remember one that read,

"Five for England, six for France".
tonksrulezAen*
Oct 14, 2008

Seven for a boy in really dirty pants?
bradon182001*us*
Jun 16, 2010

Good teaser. Thanks for posting.
goodluck1923us
May 05, 2013

Great!



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