Every now and then the dreaded "GRY" puzzle
makes the e-mail rounds. (And if you have
not done so cut and past the "GRY" puzzle above and
send to all your friends to drive them nuts.) I think
what confuses me, and I think most of you are the little changes
in the wording of the puzzle. Which can change the solution or
even make it have no solution at all. If you got any other
version than the one above, you were not sent the original one.
Solution to the real "GRY" puzzle can be found below.
IS THE REAL VERSION
"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. If you have listened carefully, I have
already told you what it is."
that end with "gry". Angry is one and hungry is
another. What is the third word. Everyone uses it every day and
Everyone knows what it means. If you have been listening, I have
already told you what the word is.
There are at
least three words in the English language that end in g or y.
One of them is "hungry", and another one is
"angry". There is a third word, a short one, which you
probably say every day. If you are listening carefully to
everything I say, you just heard me say it three times. What is
There are three words in the
English language that end in "gry". ONE is angry
and the other is hungry. EveryONE knows what the third ONE means
and what it stands for. EveryONE uses them everyday, if
you listened very carefully, I've given you the third word.
What is it?
Now it should be noted
that if you were to check the dictionary
find a few other words ending in "GRY." Even gry is a
word. But most of the versions of the puzzle state a common word
or it states that the word is in the puzzle or related to it.
The most common version (and correct version) is the one at the
top of the page. And here is the breakdown of the puzzle and
solution. My comments are in black and the puzzle in red
of words ending in 'gry'. Angry and hungry are two of
first two lines are a trick and mean nothing to the puzzle.
are only three words in the English language. What is the third
third word in "the english language" is LANGUAGE.
word is something that everyone uses every day.
use LANGUAGE every day if you talk.
you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it
word LANGUAGE appears in the puzzle.
to this puzzle, is that it has nothing to do with the letters
"GRY" except to throw the puzzler off track.