This riddle has puzzled me:

Name the thing that is so flimsy that it breaks even by saying its name.

I have gone through many things, but nothing fits this riddle. I would appreciate any help.


3 Answers 3


The answer is


So flimsy that it breaks even by saying its name

Once one utters the word "silence" one has broken any existing silence.

  • $\begingroup$ Well, Thanks. I do not know why I did not think of this. $\endgroup$
    – A J
    Apr 30, 2016 at 6:11


Just a random idea.

When you say "Nothing", there is no longer nothing; there is now something (your voice). Just a random idea; inspired when you said "nothing fits to this riddle"

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    $\begingroup$ This guess is very close to the intended answer $\endgroup$
    – Jasen
    Apr 30, 2016 at 23:45

I think the answer is:

silence which is broken when you say 'silence'

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    $\begingroup$ The answer is already has already been posted. Do you have any other answer? $\endgroup$
    – manshu
    Apr 30, 2016 at 9:09

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