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English Riddles

"She who laughs last,
laughs best!"

"Laughter is the
best medicine."

"Laugh and the world laughs with you, trip over a big bag of garbage and fall on the sidewalk breaking a bone or two and you fall alone!"

Riddle Eight: Does More Equal Less?

Question: What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

Hint: Don't think of the actual meaning of the words. Try to think of another way to read the question. After you think about it, look at the bottom of the page for the answer...

Answer: Short .

Explanation: The word "short" does not become SMALLER when two letter are added, but if you add "er" at the end of "short" it becomes "shorter". Got it?

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