# Simple word riddles

These are just quick little ones that I was told (and stumped) by my nephew.

A (very) basic knowledge of the english language is required to solve them (apologies to the international audience).

First:

What begins with 'e', ends with 'e' and has a single letter in it?

Second:

What begins with 'p', ends with 'e' and has thousands of letters in it?

• Reminds me of the old, what start with * and end with *** riddle/jokes ;P – Mark N May 29 '15 at 20:47
• For the first one I was going to say that the answer was simply e. – Arcturus Dec 23 '15 at 7:44

What begins with 'e', ends with 'e' and has a single letter in it?

An envelope!

Alternatively: An eating establishment's rating score

What begins with 'p', ends with 'e' and has thousands of letters in it?

A post office!

An alternate solution

What begins with 'e', ends with 'e' and has a single letter in it?

An 'extreme single character estimate'

What begins with 'p', ends with 'e' and has thousands of letters in it?

A Petabyte, can store much much more than merley thousands of letters

• I can't say this is the official one, but I do like it a lot more than the canontical one, and its a lot more relevant to me, good on you. – TheWamts May 29 '15 at 21:32

Could the answer to the second riddle be

A 'post office'

• Welcome to Puzzling.SE! This riddle has already been solved and an answer accepted, so I'm afraid your answer doesn't really add anything... – Rand al'Thor May 30 '15 at 13:40
• Whoops, I was browsing on mobile and missed the second part of the answer, only saw the petabyte answer. – sirlark May 31 '15 at 21:57

Envelope. Eye is a potential alternative. SECOND questions answer is -postal service

• First of all, welcome to Puzzling.SE. I'd like to point out that adding an answer to a question that's already been given (and accepted) months ago, adds little value and is actually discouraged. – Tim Couwelier Dec 23 '15 at 16:19
• Welcome! I would agree with @TimCouwelier, though, perhaps with the explanation that the homophone "I" has only one letter, your alternative to part one might be worth noting. Also, some of us on Puzzling.SE like to use >! to obscure any spoilers that might be our answers. – JTL Dec 23 '15 at 16:24
• ok i didnt notice see will see from now on just joined this group – varunk Dec 23 '15 at 16:28