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. There are three common words in the English language.If you read the question carefully, you'll understand what it's actually asking you, and why "language" is the answer!
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!" It's similar to the joke:
What is the third word?
"Supercalifragalisticexpealidocious" is a very long word. How do you spell it?You spell 'it' I T!
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]