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01-29-2007, 07:16 AM
Did you know Jonathan Swift was a bit of a riddler? This riddle is one of his:

We are all very little creatures;
all of us have different features.
One of us in glass is set;
One of us you’ll find in jet.
Another you may see in tin,
And a fourth is boxed within.
If the fifth you should pursue,
It can never fly from you.
What are we?

04-20-2007, 02:04 PM
We are vowels!

"in glass is set" = a

"find in jet" = e

"see in tin" = i

"boxed within" = o

"should pursue" = u