Conundrums, Puns and Riddles
by Rondo, bard, chorister and jokester.
It has been some time since I last took up the pen. Well actually, I didn't take up the pen, rather I relayed to the scribe the essence of my blog and demanded she mull it over, do the research and get back to me with a proper topic of discussion.
Unfortunately, she has come up short on the topic. This leaves me with a problem - or might I say, a conundrum?
Let me explain that word conundrum. It has two meanings. One is 'a confusing and difficult problem or question' while the other is 'a question asked for amusement, typically one with a pun in its answer; a riddle.'
So my conundrum (first meaning) is what shall I talk about in this blog? Shall I discuss my family and their mischief? That might not be wise as said scribe will be aware of the antics of the sibs and me. We cannot have that. We'd be grounded for sure. Well, then, if not our mischief, how about Grammy's itinerary? BORING! Scrap that idea. So that only leaves one thing to discuss... FOOD!
But what about food? How it is made? What it does to/for the body? Why we like what we like and dislike what we don't like? Why we boys are always hungry as bears? Oh my, how to decide! This is a conundrum.
Well, then maybe we should ignore that and move on to the word's second meaning.
Now remember, this is a question asked for amusement, typically one with a pun in it's answer; a riddle. As you know, I'm a poet at heart so I love anything to do with words. So let me share a few of these with you....
A Zookeeper notices that one of the orangutans is reading two books; the Bible and Darwin’s, Origin of the Species. He asks the Orangutan why he is reading those books. The orangutan replies, “I’m reading the Bible to see if I am my brother’s keeper and I’m reading the Darwin to see if I am my keeper’s brother.
It's a giggler for sure... but then I pose this question. When did Orangutans learn to read? Another conundrum? Okay, forget that. Three more...
There was a man who entered a local paper’s pun contest. He sent in ten different puns, in the hope that at least one would win. Unfortunately, no pun in ten did.
You want to clone yourself? Now wouldn’t that be just like you!
I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. It’s impossible to put down.
and one more.... just because they are fun...
Forward I mean something past, backward I am now. What am I?
For the answer to this go to the bottom. I've placed the answer there.
Enjoy, friends. That's all for today.
Comments are welcomed. Let's make them punny.
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2/4/2019 02:12:48 pm
Oh my MOUSES those were fun! I'm not very good at riddles, myself, but you're EXCELLENT at 'em, for sure. PURRS
2/4/2019 04:30:24 pm
Why thank you, kind sir. You are a wordsmith par excellence to whose level we all aspire.
2/4/2019 03:41:10 pm
You have outdone yourself again RONDO!A consummate wordsmith!Can't wait to read more!💖👍
2/4/2019 04:32:45 pm
teehee. glad you liked it , aunty Terry. Hopefully more will come soon.
2/4/2019 07:39:50 pm
Oh Rondo!! I do believe we need to send you to the pun-itentiary! 😂
2/6/2019 09:05:23 am
Oh that is hilarious, Aunty Emma. Will they deliver me in a puddywagon?
2/14/2019 11:17:02 am
Hello sweet Rondo you are a great at the riddles I am hopeless but I did have a good laugh at yours. Love you sweetie xxxx
2/15/2019 01:37:19 pm
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