|Posted by beth||08/30/02|
|I have been attacked by an eyelash and let me tell you they can hurt.|
|Posted by majd||08/31/02|
|Well, on a second thought, I do agree with you beth :)|
|Posted by ccccc||10/17/02|
|Posted by candyko_2||05/11/05|
|Posted by moriarty94||03/03/08|
|Good one Majd.|
|Posted by JessicaG||03/03/08|
:D :D :D|
|Posted by puttumup||03/03/08|
|how is youre eyes a gait???? :roll: :roll: :roll:|
|Posted by bradon182001||03/03/08|
|Not sure what I think of this one. It was a nice riddle. I didn't get it, so would have to say it was hard. After reading the answer, everything seems to fit pretty well, so will say good teaser. Thanks for posting. :o|
|Posted by jabdr||03/03/08|
|I didn't have a clue :o I was wroking with flowers,plant life, venus flytraps..surprised by the answer :roll: good one (be interesting to see if anyone 'gets' it. :)|
|Posted by doehead||03/03/08|
|I thought stand tall and lean backwards were very deceptive and not fitting for the answer.Sorry,but I think this was poorly written. :oops: :oops: :oops:|
|Posted by Aarghonauts||03/03/08|
|i would not have gotten that in one million years. make that a billion! :lol:|
|Posted by smartymarty||03/03/08|
|I liked it. I was thinking teeth till I got to the part about black paint, then I thought eyelashes. Thanks :D :D|
|Posted by phyllisa||03/03/08|
|I was way off, I thought of bowling pins (or something similar)!!!!!! :D|
|Posted by SSVillalobos||03/03/08|
|Nice riddle - well written and tricky!|
|Posted by Eugeniuss||03/03/08|
|I also thought teeth at first, but then also thought about the gates at a railroad crossing (being brightly colored, sometimes falling). The one clue that didn't fit was being covered in black.|
|Posted by bestgirl||03/03/08|
|Posted by auntiesis||03/03/08|
|Stumped me, I never would have gotten it. Pretty good riddle though. 8) :wink:|
|Posted by Kayla_Darkheart||03/03/08|
|At first I thought it was teeth. :oops:
|Posted by zaya||03/03/08|
|Gotta go with puttumup's point. Your eye is not a gate, hence the fact that after Clue #1 none of us would have thought of eye lashes. Poor teaser.|
|Posted by mondayschild59||03/03/08|
|I got it right off the bat. It's really self explanatory. I guess it's easier for women to get it right since the black is mascara and the paint is eyeshadow. Great teaser.
Monday~ :D :D :D|
|Posted by leroy_h||03/03/08|
|I wouldn't have guessed this in 100 years. Its a great teaser tho.|
|Posted by Bastet||03/03/08|
|I don't agree about eyes not being gates. The eyes are a gate between the outer world of visual stimuli and the brain. There's also the saying about eyes being the window to the soul.
I don't know about the "wearing war paint" since it is the eyelids, not the lashes, that wear eye shadow, but the rest is very good.|
|Posted by pigsrock09||03/03/08|
|Most of it was good, but your eyelids protect your eyes, not your eyelashes.|
|Posted by WECoyote||03/03/08|
|I thought nosehairs. :lol: :D
|Posted by shawneeo||03/03/08|
|Great teaser! This one was better than most, it was different, and well written. AND, I got it, yay!!!
Gee, some of y'all's criticisms are kinda harsh and petty! It's a riddle, so, something doesn't have to be LITERALLY a GATE in a riddle. It's part poetry! Any riddle uses metaphor, etc. Those that said it was "poorly written", are totally wrong. If you could only literally describe the thing, it wouldn't be a riddle!!!
Also, the "war paint" is totally valid, because people wear other colors on their lashes except black. Also, the lashes DO PROTECT the eyes, that's why they are there!!! The lashes AND eyelids, both protect the eyes.
Don't worry, maid, I think all the petty critics are just bitter because they couldn't solve it! If not, then I guess they're just bitter, because this was an EXCELLENT riddle, better than almost any I've read for a long time.
|Posted by shawneeo||03/03/08|
|Oh, sorry majd, I mistyped your username above.
|Posted by UptheHill||03/03/08|
|Sounds like a dumb blonde chick thought she was so smart, wait a minute I'm blonde, NOT!!!|
|Posted by avonma||03/03/08|
|I must agree with Bradon. It was a good one, but I didn't get it. Just a little dense, I guess. But, thanks for posting. :)|
|Posted by bbwild95||03/03/08|
Your eyelashes actually do protect your eyes. They help keep out dust and such out of your eyes.
Great teaser! I totally didn't get it but once I read the answer I felt that everything matched up|
|Posted by majd||03/10/08|
|Thank you guys for all the comments regardless of being positive or negative|
|Posted by crazy10man||03/03/11|
|No way I could get this one.
With that said, hasn't anyone heard the phrase, "The eyes are the gateway to the soul"?
While I understood that part, some of the rest is a tad ambiguous: The eyelids wear the war paint, not the eyelashes.
And yes, you have a certain poetic license as a riddle creator, but you should keep in mind what you're trying to make everyone guess. It's not an easy thing to do.|
|Posted by papiermeister||03/03/11|
|Great riddle! I got this one rather quickly, but really fun! :D|
|Posted by lukasiwicz||03/03/11|
|For those of you who carped about it being the eyelids, not the eyelashes, that wear "war paint," did you forget about mascara?|
|Posted by juju1946||04/04/11|
|I thought it was maybe some gnarly looking teeth at first. Eyelashes that grow the wrong way certainly do attack. Good riddle, but it needs a little refining, I think, before I'd call it great.|