Friday, 15 March 2013

A Riddle for Friday...

No jokes today but here's a riddle for you instead. My favourite one which I taught L years ago and he remembered it last week when he wanted something to fox school friends with...

Little Nancy Netticoat
Has a white petticoat
And a red nose.
The longer she stands
The shorter she grows

What is she? A candle, of course!

Happy weekend all,
CT x 



  1. I used to read that to my son when he was tiny. My version was 'Nan Netticoat, in a white petticoat. With a red nose...etc'. Funny how you get slight variations around the country.

    1. I love the ancientness of riddles. Would be interested to do some research on them- regional differences too.


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