This riddle is probably really easy, but I came up with a good rhyme, so I wanted to post it.

Pen is mightier than Sword;
Sword knows this is true;
However, what Pen brings to fight,
Sword possesses, too!

What is pen's weapon of choice?

  • $\begingroup$ This reminds me of the hint in this riddle of mine, but the first line of your riddle is quite a notable quote :P $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Commented Sep 2, 2018 at 1:24
  • $\begingroup$ Total coincidence. I was quoting whoever originally said that. It's a common phrase. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 2, 2018 at 2:12
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, I know, that's what I'm saying... who actually said that, though? Do you know? :D Edit: Nevermind. It was an English author by the name of Edward Bulwer-Lytton. As a matter of fact, the actual meaning of the phrase gives a clue to solving the puzzle! $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Commented Sep 2, 2018 at 2:16
  • $\begingroup$ This Wikipedia page says that it was Edward Bulwer-Lytton. He later apparently became a terrible writer; he also invented "it was a dark and stormy night" $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 2, 2018 at 2:17
  • $\begingroup$ How did he become a terrible writer and yet we use his quotes? Hahah... people :P $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Commented Sep 2, 2018 at 2:18

1 Answer 1


Pen brings

"Word" to the fight, as pens can write. And "sword" has "word" in the name.

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    $\begingroup$ Close enough. I meant "words," plural, but I can't nitpick $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 2, 2018 at 0:56
  • $\begingroup$ Also hi; I was actually just about to post a riddle inspired by yours, but I have to wait 40 minutes for some reason. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 2, 2018 at 0:57

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