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    Hi, what is your opinion on the chicken riddle?
    Here's how it goes:

    There are thirty cows in a field, and twenty-eight chickens. How many didn't?

    This got me totally confused when I heard it, especially the 'didn't' part at the end! "What is a didun?" is what I asked my friend when she said the riddle.
    Who can work it out? (tip: say it out loud and all will be clear)
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    I first saw this on TSR a few hours ago. I guess writing it out as twenty-eight isn't really the point of the riddle (misleading but not in a good way?), but then again writing it out as how you would normally spell it would be too much of a giveaway. I guess it's more of a verbal riddle anyway. :beard:

    But stumped (without your hint), had to look it up.
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    10 didn't :O
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    I remember getting this straight away and feeling way too proud :lol:

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    I have no idea? Can someone explain?
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    (Original post by Blondie987)
    I have no idea? Can someone explain?
    Say it aloud, you should get it then

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    (Original post by Blondie987)
    I have no idea? Can someone explain?
    28 sounds like "twenty ate"
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    that was pre easy
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    (Original post by TheOtherSide.)
    28 sounds like "twenty ate"
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhh Thank you! Lol
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    (Original post by Changing Skies)
    Say it aloud, you should get it then

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    Thank you!
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    (Original post by Blondie987)
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhh Thank you! Lol
    No problem
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    (Original post by TheOtherSide.)
    28 sounds like "twenty ate"
    I said it aloud five times and still didn't get it :'(
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    (Original post by defenestrated)
    I said it aloud five times and still didn't get it :'(
    "There are thirty cows in a field, and twenty (of them) ate chickens. How many didn't?"
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    (Original post by TheOtherSide.)
    "There are thirty cows in a field, and twenty (of them) ate chickens. How many didn't?"
    yeah I understand it now, but I mean when I was saying it to myself
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    (Original post by defenestrated)
    yeah I understand it now, but I mean when I was saying it to myself
    Oh right, oops.
 
 
 
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