Was; I not done, chopping, back some brush with my mitten; when I heard an angel say "You're; not going to see; much here"?
"Why won't, I see much?" I, said. "I; want to see something now!"
"My; aren't we in a rush?"; she, replied.
"Shouldn't; I be? It's my way;", said I.
"Oh yes; it is. I forgot you were Mr, X" she said.
Do you think the angel flew away with, X?
(In reply to Very Clever - (Spoiler)
Syzygy's posted "solution" gives a fair explanation of the hidden question -- though he missed (in his post) the final character in the cryptic message -- the question mark. The complete deciphered message reads:
What's a "henway"?
I do not know the origin of this "joke-riddle", yet, as suspected by Syzygy, one of the "answers" is the title itself -- "about two pounds." Other "answers" that I have found while Googling are:
"about two and a half pounds", "about two to three pounds", and "about three to six pounds," indicating the "joke-riddle" is not so uncommon as it has apparantly been told and retold, for its answer, unlike the solution to the cryptographic puzzle, is not definitive
Posted by Dej Mar
on 2008-03-24 09:58:59