I made a short riddle this morning and thought I'd share it here.

My job is my name,
But I have no brain,
I stand all alone,
Yet no legs I own.



1 Answer 1


This looks like

A scarecrow.

My job is my name

It scares crows.

But I have no brain

In The Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow needs a brain.

I stand all alone

In a crop field.

Yet no legs I own

Scarecrows are hung on a cross.

And the title refers to

The character in The Wizard of Oz.

  • $\begingroup$ Congratulations. I thought it was simple yet amusing, though I haven't gotten any answers back from my team at work yet. $\endgroup$
    – Addison
    Sep 15, 2017 at 5:43
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    $\begingroup$ Huh, I thought the "I have no brain" line was a big red flag. I hope nobody at your work thought that that line was directed at them! $\endgroup$
    – Alpha
    Sep 15, 2017 at 6:21
  • $\begingroup$ I get that this was the intended answer, but the clues fit quite a lot more things, container, for example. $\endgroup$
    – DrunkWolf
    Sep 15, 2017 at 11:20
  • $\begingroup$ I got confused at "Yet no legs I own" as for every depiction I have seen they do own legs. $\endgroup$
    – Thomas
    Sep 15, 2017 at 12:51
  • $\begingroup$ @ThomasMoors - Sorry about that, the answer certainly is a little debatable. Especially because the character referred to in the reference actually did have legs, although many don't. $\endgroup$
    – Addison
    Sep 16, 2017 at 1:45

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