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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
"Think of words ending in -GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day.
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
language ! there are no other words ending in -gry; only very old ones that are no longer used.
#2
language
#3
oh there are so many more:
aggry: aggry beads, according to various 19th-century writers, are coloured glass beads found buried in the ground in parts of Africa.
begry: a 15th-century spelling of beggary.
conyngry: a 17th-century spelling of the obsolete word conynger, meaning 'rabbit warren', which survives in old English field names such as 'Conery' and 'Coneygar'.
gry: the name for a hundredth of an inch in a long-forgotten decimal system of measurement devised by the philosopher John Locke (and presumably pronounced to rhyme with 'cry').
higry-pigry: an 18th-century rendition of the drug hiera picra.
iggry: an old army slang word meaning 'hurry up', borrowed from Arabic.
meagry: a rare obsolete word meaning 'meagre-looking'.
menagry: an 18th-century spelling of menagerie.
nangry: a rare 17th-century spelling of angry.
podagry: a 17th-century spelling of podagra, a medical term for gout.
puggry: a 19th-century spelling of the Hindi word pagri (in English usually puggaree or puggree), referring either to a turban or to a piece of cloth worn around a sun-helmet.
skugry: 16th-century spelling of the dialect word scuggery meaning 'secrecy' (the faint echo of 'skulduggery' is quite accidental!).
#4
:thumbsup:

Don't waste your time looking for the mythical 'third word ending in GRY'. If you have come here looking for it, read the explanation below and relax - you can stop searching. The story goes like this:

A riddle of this form is circulating widely on the Internet:

"There are three words in English that end in GRY, hungry and angry are two, what is the third?"

Much effort has gone into finding the word and various pseudo-medical or otherwise obscure words that purport to fit the bill have been put forward. The confusion comes from the fact that the version of the riddle in circulation isn't the original and misses a vital part of the wording. In its original form the riddle went like this:

"Think of words that end in GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is."

You will have realized by now that it's all a linguistic trick and the third word in 'the English language' is of course 'language'.

Just for completeness we ought to add that there are several other words that end in 'gry', not least 'gry' itself, although that does spoil the puzzle rather:

Gry (noun) - The smallest unit in Locke's proposed decimal system of linear measurement, being the tenth of a line, the hundredth of an inch, and the thousandth of a (‘philosophical’) foot.

For example, from 1679 John Locke's Letters to Boyle, 1679:

"The longest ... was three inches and nine grys long, and one inch seven lines in girt."

Gry (verb) - To rage or roar.

For example, from Richard Crew's Tasso's Godfrey of Bulloigne, 1594:

"The hearing this doth force the Tyrant gry, With threatfull sound."

So, now you can give up the search and move on to more useful pastimes.
#5
Ogry. To look ogrish, ie shrek-like. ;-)
#6
Shouldn't "the English language" be in quotes?

Also I don't use that word everyday.

Am I being a bit too picky?
banned#7
theres a member on here that wil probably list about 200 words that end in GRY :giggle:
#8
"The longest ... was three inches and nine grys long, and one inch seven lines in girt."

What was he measuring????:whistling::giggle:
#9
Old 'riddle', never liked it.
#10
:oops:omg... it took me sooooooooooo long to get that... what is wrong with me lol!
#11
Benjimoron
Shouldn't "the English language" be in quotes?

Also I don't use that word everyday.

Am I being a bit too picky?

You are on the button!

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