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The riddles on this page come from

EIGHT ATE:

A Feast of Homonym Riddles

by Marvin Terban.

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What do you call an animal with a sore throat

that cowboys ride?

A hoarse horse!

Dear deer.

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The answers to these riddles are pairs of homonyms. Homonyms are words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings. Some people call them homophones.

How does a moose start a letter to another moose?

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