If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Friday, March 18, 2011

Brain teaser

Riddle:
In and out, like the tides, I go.
Past the jaws, I move to and fro.
If you lose me, find me fast,
Or else my loss will be your last.
What am I?

***Answer:
                 Breath.

I will post the answer after 5pm today. I'm using the honor system here- just for fun, post your answer in the comments.

20 comments:

Joanne said...

Hm, I had to read this a couple of times, but my guess is ... your breath?

Budd said...

breath

Carol Kilgore said...

Your tongue?
Happy Friday!

Carol Kilgore said...

Can I have a second guess?
Your breath.

Mara Nash said...

Breath!

N. R. Williams said...

No idea, but I will guess a shadow. I have a feeling thought, that that isn't it.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

Old Kitty said...

Erm.. a tongue!?!?!? LOL!! Sorry, I haven't a clue!!! Take care
x

Talli Roland said...

Do you have a braindead version of this I can do? :)

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

You threw me with the last line. Up until then I was going to say 'tongue'.

Elena Solodow said...

Some kind of small fish?

Jennifer Shirk said...

I was going to say tongue until I see people are syaing breath. That sounds better. LOL

The Golden Eagle said...

Is it your breath?

erica and christy said...

My first thought before finishing it was dental floss. (before reading past the jaws...)But after reading it in its entirety...breath. Like everyone else! :0)christy

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The tongue? And I didn't look!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Darn it. I didn't get here before the answer was posted. And at 5 am when I was blogging, I can guarantee I wouldn't have guessed it. ;)

The Words Crafter said...

Honestly, I figured it out before I saw the answer! I love brain teasers :)))

Have a great weekend!

Michael Di Gesu said...

I thought it was the tongue at first, too.

Very good teaser, Summer.

Jules said...

Here I got up early before my eyes swell again and you are messing with my mind with brain teasers. Bad fairy :)

Have a great weekend Summer!
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Ellie said...

Hehe. That was great!

Anny Cook said...

Excellent Riddle! Thanks!

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