Thursday, August 18, 2011

Two Tasty Riddles

I started off my Food, Folklore, and Tourism talk on Monday with these two riddles, and I figured I'd include them here for other lovers of traditional riddles:

Riddle One:

Flour of England,
Fruit of Spain,

Met together

In a shower of rain,

Put in a bag

And tied with a string,

If you tell me this riddle,
I'll give you a ring.

Riddle Two:

Pease porridge hot,
Pease porridge cold,
Pease porridge in the pot,
Nine days old.
Spell me that in four letters?

Guess away!


Babboes said...

Hey, I know that second one as a song! (Without the last line btw.) It always reminded me of the typical Dutch green pea soup or "erwtensoep". That's more than 4 letters though :D

Melissa M. said...

I'm guessing the first one is plum pudding? No idea on the second, though!