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What is the answer?

The Sphinx asks you the following riddle:

I'm a brook that continues, an old woman or two, when misspelled
I'm a trinket, do I confuse you?
I'm inane at each moment, never used by a mime,
and I'm also a tower in some other time.
What the HELL am I?!?!?!

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The answer is:

Babel or babble

I can't quite fit all of the question to the answer:

I'm a brook that continues, babbling brook
an old woman or two ??
when misspelled I'm a trinket bauble
do I confuse you?
I'm inane at each moment to babble is to talk inanely
never used by a mime a mime does not talk
and I'm also a tower in some other time. Tower of babel.

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