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Guess my friend.


A tail and mouths comprise me,
for shy I am
my hands fight continuously,
But give others jam.

Hint

Alone I am weak, with a friend I am powerful.
I do not create, but propagate.
Nowadays, they cut my tail and hands,
It does not bother me much as I can speak as much.

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You might be

earbuds.

A tail and mouths comprise me,

tail is the single cord that plugs into a device, like a phone.
mouths are the two speakers in the earbuds proper.

for shy I am

You hide inside people's ears

my hands fight continuously,

hands are the two cords that lead to the earbuds themselves, linking them with the "tail".
They "fight" because they're always getting tangled with each other.

But give others jam.

As in music.

Hint

Alone I am weak, with a friend I am powerful.
Earbuds by themselves do nothing. Plug them into something and they can now function.

I do not create, but propagate.
Earbuds only play back what others have said or recorded.

Nowadays, they cut my tail and hands,
It does not bother me much as I can speak as much.
Modern bluetooth earbuds have no "tail" or "hands" wiring, but work just as well.

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Totally random idea but I think it (mostly) works

Deadmau5

A tail and mouths comprise me,

the tail is the cable at the back of his mask and the mouths are his real mouth and the one drawn on his mask

for shy I am

we rarely see his face in concert

my hands fight continuously,

has a lot to do with his hands in concert

But give others jam.

like in a music jam?

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    $\begingroup$ I like this answer ^^ but why not Marshmello then ? $\endgroup$ – guillau4 May 25 '18 at 9:57
  • $\begingroup$ Simply because before googling it I did not know Marshmello (I'm not especially fond of electronic music so I don't know many artists) $\endgroup$ – Kant1 May 25 '18 at 11:13
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    $\begingroup$ The question would'he had a trivia or knowledge tag if it was this person. $\endgroup$ – PL457 May 25 '18 at 14:23
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Probably:

Hand food mixer

A tail and mouths comprise me,

The electric wire and the openings for the whisks

for shy I am

Not sure

my hands fight continuously,

when it runs

But give others jam.

it is used for mixing

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Maybe you are:

A karaoke microphone

A tail and mouths comprise me,

The tail of the microphone wire, the mouths of the people that sing.

for shy I am

Many people feel nervous about singing in the company of other people.

my hands fight continuously,

The microphone is passed around to people eager to show they are the best.

But give others jam.

People sing not just for the purpose of competition, but having fun and rocking out to good music.

Alone I’am weak, with a friend I’am powerful.

A microphone by itself is useless. You need a sound system to convert the electrical signal to an amplified sound.

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    $\begingroup$ A very close answer but not the one I was looking for. $\endgroup$ – Nappa May 27 '18 at 13:57
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Not really sure but let's try:

Wind Instrument, especially brass wind instrument

A tail and mouths comprise me,

You can see many wind instruments like having a tail and a big mouth

for shy I am

Not really sure, is it because it "shy"-ny?

my hands fight continuously,

Some instruments like trumpet, is played by moving it "hand". Other instruments played by "hold/stop" the wind blowed by pressing the keys or holes, and it look like our finger and the instrument fight continuously

But give other jam,

it gives music jam

Alone I’am weak, with a friend I’am powerful

Some instruments is played together (not solo) to make a better sound

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You are

An electric speaker

A tail and mouths comprise me,

for shy I am

The cord is the tail and the speakers (tweeter, woofer, etc.) are the mouths

my hands fight continuously,

No idea

But give others jam.

I assume jam is a reference to music?

Alone I am weak, with a friend I am powerful.

Without someone to play sound through it, a speaker is silent

I do not create, but propagate.

A speaker propagates sound

Nowadays, they cut my tail and hands,

It does not bother me much as I can speak as much.

Many speakers are wireless now

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  • $\begingroup$ Very close to the answer, but i want the specific term. $\endgroup$ – Nappa May 30 '18 at 3:19
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I just imagine a cat hahah is this a cat?

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    $\begingroup$ Hi Elsa, and welcome to Puzzling! For a riddle like this, we ask that you explain how each line of the puzzle relates to your answer. $\endgroup$ – Mnemonic May 29 '18 at 16:52

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