Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jan 10 06:49:45 UTC 2001

At 2:20 PM -0500 1/10/01, Beverly Flanigan wrote:
>A TA of mine just asked me what the three English words ending in -gry are,
>and I could only recall "angry" and "hungry."  Can someone remind me what
>the third one is?
The short answer is that there isn't any.  We've talked about this on
the list--this is a trick question, usually posed along the following
lines, or a variation:

"Not many common words end in -gry, but there are three in the
English language.  Can you name them?"

and of course the answer is "the", "English", and "language".
Various posters (on this and countless other lists) have come up with
nominees for words ending in -gry, but beyond "angry" and "hungry",
none are even close to common.  And that means you too, "aggry" beads.


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