12
$\begingroup$

My prefix, is not very good
My infix, a bird not in wood
My suffix, might be the answer
Fork, Mountain, London, Cancer

$\endgroup$
7
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ I couldn't figure out the answer, but you've inspired me to post another riddle :-) $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 23, 2019 at 12:46
  • $\begingroup$ @RandAlThor I'm glad to hear that :) $\endgroup$
    – Sensoray
    Commented Mar 23, 2019 at 17:52
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ @Randal'Thor, I have to admit that the answer to the riddle that you were inspired to create helped me figure out the answer to this one. Thanks. $\endgroup$
    – Domosed
    Commented Mar 23, 2019 at 20:07
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, @Randal'Thor. I was referring to the answer you only recently marked as incorrect :-) $\endgroup$
    – Domosed
    Commented Mar 24, 2019 at 16:32
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ @PetervdL it's a bit of both in this case ;) but it definitely defines and aspect of the answer. You could say that it's a usage or example of the word. So in this riddle format, the first line is the first part of the word, the 2nd line is the middle part of the word, and the 3rd line is the last part of the word. The 4th line represents the word as a whole. Usually containing some sort of wordplay, reference, synonym, or example of the word. In the case of this riddle, I had a lot of fun with it and made it a reference/example of the word. $\endgroup$
    – Sensoray
    Commented Aug 10, 2021 at 19:56

1 Answer 1

9
$\begingroup$

Could it be

malarkey? This word means "meaningless talk; nonsense".

mal is a prefix for "in a faulty manner" like malfunction
lark is a bird
key is one of the synonyms to "answer"
"Fork, Mountain, London, Cancer" is kind of malarkey :-)

$\endgroup$
4
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Also, I believe the bird you suggested is usually found in open fields rather than woods. $\endgroup$
    – Brandon_J
    Commented Mar 23, 2019 at 18:37
  • $\begingroup$ That's correct :] as a prefix, that word means bad, and that type of bird nests in the ground. Well done! $\endgroup$
    – Sensoray
    Commented Mar 23, 2019 at 18:55
  • $\begingroup$ Can you edit it your answer to include the meaning of the word? So that way people who are unfamiliar with that term can understand is ^-^ $\endgroup$
    – Sensoray
    Commented Mar 23, 2019 at 18:57
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Sure, I have just updated the answer to include the meaning of the word. Thanks. $\endgroup$
    – Domosed
    Commented Mar 23, 2019 at 20:03

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.