Click here to skip to this page's main content.

New to the Open Library? — Learn how it works
Last edited by margie stein
January 3, 2011 | History

The handbook of conundrums 5 editions

Cover of: The handbook of conundrums by Edith B. Ordway
About the Book

from the INTRODUCTION...
A CONUNDRUM is a riddle in the form of a question, the answer to which involves a pun. Originally the term was applied to any quaint expression. It is thus, in its modern form, a union of the elaborated riddle and the impromptu pun.

from the book.....

Why is the old elm on Boston Common like the ladies of Boston? Because they are well hooped.

How long should a lady's crinoline be made? A little over two feet.

Why are ladies who wear large crinolines ugly? Because they are not even passable.

Why are washerwomen unreasonable? They expect soft water when it rains hard.

Why are they the greatest of coquettes? They wring men's ruffled bosoms.

Lists

You could add The handbook of conundrums to a list if you log in.

5 editions First published in 1913

Edition Read Borrow Buy
Cover of: The handbook of conundrums
1913, Sully and Kleinteich
The handbook of conundrums
in English
Cover of: The handbook of conundrums
1914, G. Sully
The handbook of conundrums
in English
Cover of: The handbook of conundrums
1915, G. Sully
The handbook of conundrums
in English
Cover of: The handbook of conundrums
1915, George Sully & Co.
The handbook of conundrums
Cover of: The handbook of conundrums
1971, Gryphon Books
The handbook of conundrums
in English

History Created December 10, 2009 · 4 revisions
Download catalog record: RDF / JSON

January 3, 2011 Edited by margie stein added excerpt as description and tags
May 11, 2010 Edited by EdwardBot add Accessible book tag
April 28, 2010 Edited by Open Library Bot Linked existing covers to the work.
December 10, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page