Thursday, December 10, 2009

J-Word Play #5 (Answer)

So the riddle from Monday was:


And the answer is...


かめ (turtle)

First off, the meaning of the question. Read as it is, the riddle translates to:
"What creature is hidden inside cola?"

The solution to this one lies in the fact that コーラ, when katakana-ized like this, reads "cola." When written in hiragana, however, it is こうら(甲羅; shell). So what creatures hides inside a shell? And the answer is a turtle. I suppose anything along those lines, like hermit crabs or snails, would have been acceptable.

Unfortunately no winners this time, so no plugs.

Credit: This riddle was obtained from Nazo Nazo King.

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