what are the 3 words in the English language that end in the letters gry?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The puzzle is essentially this: There are three English words ending in "-gry". Two are "angry" and "hungry". What is the third one?

    There is no other common word ending in "-gry", so how did the puzzle come about? It first appeared in print in 1975.

    Perhaps the answer to the original version of the puzzle was meagry or aggry (as in "aggry bead"). There are over 100 obsolete words that end in "-gry" and these two were in use until fairly recently. However, since there is no longer a real answer to this, modern versions of the puzzle have turned from being puzzles to being riddles. There are perhaps as many as a dozen versions in circulation - each with a different answer!

    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.

    The answer is language.

    It is the third word of "the English language". The question needs to be spoken, otherwise the quotation marks give away the trick. This version apparently originated in 1996.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You're not asking the question right, the way you've worded it doesn't allow one to come to the proper conclusion. It has to go,

    "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?"

    And then you can conclude that the third word is 'language', however the way you've asked it is too specific, so that it's actually asking indeed what are the three words ending in gry? Of course, there's actually hundreds of words that do, but most of them are obsolete. For example, 'aggry'.

  • Kyrix
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Depends on what trick you're going for... since you spelled out "gry" I'd go for angry, hungry, and energy.

  • 1 decade ago

    You will only really find 2. I boggled my mind with this question for years, and it's the joke that's worded wrong. Somehow it should be worded so that the answer is language. It's a play on words. Kind of a stupid joke.

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  • 1 decade ago

    how about.......Hang, Color, and Envy....those are 3 english words that end in g-r- and y.

    This old riddle has been seen so many times and it still catches people. There are only 2 words which each end in the three letters g-r-y (hungry and angry) !!!!!

    Thanks for the fun.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This question has been asked and discussed a lot on this site. Just do a search.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    hungry,angry, ugry

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Angry hungry agree?

  • T J
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Angry, hungry, and puggry.

  • 1 decade ago

    hungry, angry... sorry that is all I can think of at the moment

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