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The 3rd Word Ending in -gry
I've received countless e-mails regarding a puzzle that asks what the
third word in English is that ends in "-gry."
Well, here's the answer:
How Can That Be!?
What am I talking about? "Language" doesn't end in "-gry!"
Ah... but you must not have been paying attention to the puzzle if you
don't understand how "language" is the answer!
The puzzle is written like so:
Angry and hungry are two words that end in -gry.
If you read the question carefully, you'll understand what it's actually
asking you, and why "language" is the answer!
There are three common words in the English language.
What is the third word? Everyone knows what it means, and if you've
listened carefully, I've already provided the answer.
But Language Doesn't End in -gry!
Think of the question as if it were written like this:
There are three common words in: "The English Language."
Well, now they're asking "what is the third word in the phrase
'The English Language.'" And, of course, it's "language!"
What is the third word?
It's similar to the joke:
"Supercalifragalisticexpealidocious" is a very long word.
You spell 'it' I T!
How do you spell it?
But Aren't There Other Words Ending in -gry?
There are actually more words in the English language that end in
"-gry." Here's a list:
Applied to a kind of variegated glass beads of ancient manufacture
A Shakespearean variant of "hungry"
Feeling or showing anger; incensed or enraged
Experiencing a desire or need for food.
A light scarf wound around a hat or helmet to protect the head from the
sun [in India]
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The other word ending in -gry.
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