Linguistic humor, Three words in -gry, More on the matter
Well, the next time you hear the riddle, you can fight back!
As it turns out, there actually are more than two words ending in
-gry in the English language (though not in the English
language). As you can see, two of them are so rare that they aren't
even listed in the OED.
Thanks to Sara Greene for passing on this information.
||variant spelling of aggri
||an obsolete word for hungry that is allowed to stay in
Webster's Third New International Dictionary because it shows up in
Shakespeare (Coriolanus I:i:209)
||regarded with displeasure
||variant spelling of puggree