# I can run, but I cannot walk - What am I?

I can run, but I cannot walk. Sometimes I have insects hiding inside of me. I can be written in many different languages.

• Your riddle is flawed - rot13(Pbzchgre cebtenzf pna jnyx. Frr gur sbyybjvat yvax: uggcf://jjj.trrxfsbetrrxf.bet/enaqbz-jnyx-vzcyrzragngvba-clguba/) – DavidPostill Jan 23 at 12:13
• Gura bar pna nethr gung gur cebtenz qbrf abg pbagnva ohtf, ohg gur nytbevguz qbrf. – DavidPostill Jan 23 at 12:33
• @DavidPostill rot13(V qvfnterr. Na nytbevguz pna or svar, ohg gur vzcyrzragngvba (nxn. gur cebtenz vgfrys) pna or "ohttrq" (nxn. univat na vzcyrzragngvba synj).) – MechMK1 Jan 23 at 12:47
• is it just me or did everything turn to gibbrish? – michael griffin Jan 23 at 15:38
• I think it's flawed simply because rot13(N oht vf abg na vafrpg.) – Rachel Ambler Jan 23 at 17:18

You are

a computer program. You can be run, as in executed. You may contain bugs, which are insects, and there are plenty of programming languages

• You got it. Very well done! – Dmitry Kamenetsky Jan 23 at 3:12
• The answer is flawed - rot13(Pbzchgre cebtenzf pna jnyx. Frr gur sbyybjvat yvax: uggcf://jjj.trrxfsbetrrxf.bet/enaqbz-jnyx-vzcyrzragngvba-clguba/) – DavidPostill Jan 23 at 12:12

An alternative answer (a bit gross, I am afraid) would be

You are a Nose

You can run but not walk

Especially in winter

You can have insects hiding inside of you

EEeeeeew!

Of course, you can be written in many languages

e.g. the above pun also works in German: "Die Nase läuft"

• You are hilarious! – Dmitry Kamenetsky Jan 23 at 11:54
• I think this is clearly better than the intended answer. – JiK Jan 23 at 14:46
• That was my idea immediately when reading the question. I was surprised it's not the correct answer – findusl Jan 23 at 15:02
• The German is actually the other way around: it walks but does not run. – fishinear Jan 24 at 19:01

Water

Because

Water runs through rivers and you certainly run, not walk a bath

As well as

Many insects live in ponds and waterways

And of course

Water is called various different things in various languages

I'm going with

Clock

It runs but does not walk

It also contains many

ticks (as in tick-tock), terrible insects as well

The last one is a bit of a stretch, but it can have

Roman numerals
Digital or analog
Military time
And the time varies depending on the part of the world you happen to be in

Not sure each of these are languages, but all (or at least most) languages use this device.

• The "I have insects hiding inside of me" solution was clever! – ihavenoidea Jan 24 at 18:55
• Thanks! I wish I was better at these, though. – Matt Cremeens Jan 24 at 19:01

You are a person with a GPS using bomb attached to them which will detonate if they move by walking and not running. You run with your mouth open and often inhale live bugs into your lungs. Your issue has been written about people all over the world in different languages.

• This one is really taking the piss. But I approve – Cruncher Jan 24 at 18:32
• Thanks! It's the first thing which came to my mind. – Laff70 Jan 24 at 20:35

a train, I have seen lots of them run but never seen one walk

And of course

how often have you seen various insects hitching a ride, not to mention the roaches that live in the buffet car

And they run all over the world...

and of course they have names in most languages... train, zug, train des voyagers, TGV, Shinkansen, trentino verde etc

A refrigerator?

haha Ive seen some really gross ones that probably did have bugs in them. They do also have a different name in every language.

• I think this answer works as well as the others... – GC_ Jan 23 at 19:39
• This was my first thought upon reading the question – Cruncher Jan 24 at 18:33

I'm going with:

tap.

I can run, but I cannot walk.

Taps run, when turned on.

Sometimes I have insects hiding inside of me.

spiders can certainly hide in them

I can be written in many different languages.

tap is in English; but there are many other translations; including (but not limited to) faucet for American English

The answer is that you are CODE.. CODING can be ran with different languages, having bug like insects within its own self.

• This answer (more or less) was already posted and accepted. You're right, though! – Rand al'Thor Jan 23 at 16:31