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Can you solve this riddle?

  1. Dec 10, 2015 #1
    What am I? Ice women a knack weary yum Andy tall thevish feud. Mine aim kennel sobe agree klet her?

    the answer is.............





















    "Siamese fighting fish"



    Can anyone explain to me how the hell this is the answer. My chemistry teacher gave this as a random extra credit question on our test. Im convinced hes trolling us.
     
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  3. Dec 10, 2015 #2

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    I can make sense out of the second sentence: My name can also be a greek letter (so beta in this case).
    Have to pass on the first one, but it'll be something phonetically analogous.

    Don't think your grade will be influenced by missing out on this one :smile:
     
  4. Dec 10, 2015 #3

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    Looks more like a code than a riddle to me.
     
  5. Dec 10, 2015 #4

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    I swim in an aquarium and eat all the fish food ?
     
  6. Dec 10, 2015 #5
    Siam is a Greek letter? He must meant psi.

    Well, I bet nobody got that.
     
  7. Dec 10, 2015 #6
    He should get his head checked. Seems like he fell on it.

    You can always respond with a question like "complete the sequence <insert random numbers>".
    It's similar since you can't answer it without knowing the context/rules you used.
     
  8. Dec 10, 2015 #7

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    You guys should look at this a bit more open-minded !
    If I google siamese fighting fish I immediately find the name betta fish. ##\beta## !

    So my best bet:

    I swim in an aquarium and eat all the fish food. My name can also be a greek letter.

    Improvements welcome, but I think I've got the main issue.
    Perhaps this once being a non-native english speaker is an advantage :smile: .
     
  9. Dec 10, 2015 #8

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    Great job, but I still call it at least half a code because you first have to decode the words before solving the riddle.
     
  10. Dec 10, 2015 #9
    If you like that sort of puzzle, look up Mad Gab.
     
  11. Dec 10, 2015 #10
    beta fish or "If the teacher wanted you to figure out what the riddle itself is" that would be a (phonetic cypher or code.)
     
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  12. Dec 10, 2015 #11

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    I got as far as " I swim in a ..... the fish food. My name ... " before you posted.
    Good one.

    Phoenetics is sounding it out. :)
     
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  15. Dec 10, 2015 #14
    Or maybe with "Ladle rat rotten hut".
     
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    Please post school related problems in the appropriate homework section.
     
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