A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 15, 2021
“What has 4 letters, sometimes has 9 letters, and never has 5 letters”

"What has 4 letters, sometimes has 9 letters, and never has 5 letters” is a riddle—until it’s figured out that it is a statement. The word “what” has four letters, the word “sometimes” has nine letters, and the word “never” has five letters. The brain teaser has been printed on many images.

“@ACTORDAVIDTRAN the answer is ‘What’ has 4 letters, ‘yet’ has 3, ‘although’ has 8, ‘then’ 4, ‘rarely’ 6, ‘never’ has 5” was posted on Twitter by Danii on May 31, 2011. “What has 4 letters, never has 5 letters, but has 3 letters, and sometimes has 9 letters ?” was posted on Twitter by @TheyKnowBri on December 14, 2011. “What has 4 letters yet has 3 letters, sometimes has 9 letters but never has 5?” was posted on Twitter by Bruce Gervais on May 30, 2017. “What has 4 letters, sometimes has 9 letters, but never has 5 letters” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on November 6, 2017.


Twitter
Danii
@heyitsdaniixo
Replying to @ACTORDAVIDTRAN
@ACTORDAVIDTRAN the answer is ‘What’ has 4 letters, ‘yet’ has 3, ‘although’ has 8, ‘then’ 4, ‘rarely’ 6, ‘never’ has 5
9:38 AM · May 31, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
m’s
@xJonasCullenx
Replying to @tayylortodd
@tatertott611 the word what has 4 letters. yet has 3 letters. although has 8 letters. then has 4 letters. and never has 5 letters haha.
6:38 PM · May 31, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Ysa╰(◣﹏◢)╯
@thisisysa
What has 4 letters Yet has 3 Although has 8 then has 4 Rarely has 6 Never has 5
1:05 AM · Jun 1, 2011·TweetCaster

Twitter
Inder Nagra
@indernagra
What has 4 letters, yet has 3 letters, although has 8 letters, and then has 4 letters, rarely has 6 letters, and never has 5 letters?
3:34 AM · Jun 1, 2011·Echofon

Twitter

@TheyKnowBri
What has 4 letters, never has 5 letters, but has 3 letters, and sometimes has 9 letters ?
10:34 PM · Dec 14, 2011·Twitter SMS

Twitter
Brady Francis
@BradyBeast
What has 4 letters, but also has 3, mostly has 6, sometimes has 9 and never has 5.
11:30 PM · Jul 8, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
m
@m_rome2
What has four letters
And yet has three
Although it has eight
But never has five
6:27 AM · Dec 12, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Neil AKA ‘Marvo’
@AkaMarvo
Replying to @shwood
@shwood What has 4 letters, but consists of 3, sometimes has 9, never has 5 and occasionally has 12.
8:11 AM · Sep 9, 2015·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
JoJo Mitchell
@PCSOJoMitchell
Replying to @BolsoverSNT
@BolsoverSNT ‘what’ has 4 letters in it ‘yet’ has three ‘sometimes’ has 9 ‘then’ has 4 ‘rarely’ has 6 and ‘never’ has 5 love a #brainteaser
8:30 AM · Sep 14, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Lee Gellie
@leegellie
What has 4 letters yet has 3 letters, sometimes has 9 letters but never has 5?
3:49 PM · Oct 30, 2015·Facebook

Twitter
Ella Selley
@EllaDeanne_YT
@nx_lima what has 4 letters, ‘yet’ has 3, sometimes has 9, then has 4, rarely has 6 and never has 5!
5:08 PM · Dec 9, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Bruce Gervais
@Bruce63963528
What has four letters in it, sometimes has nine, and never has five.
10:59 PM · May 30, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
jeremy duncan
@revjeremyduncan
What has 4 letters, sometimes has 9 letters, but never has 5 letters.
11:07 PM · May 30, 2017·Facebook

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/youdubdub June 19, 2017
What has four letters, sometimes has nine letters, always has six letters, can has three letters, maybe has five letters, but never has five letters?
Nothing.

Metro (UK)
‘What has 4 letters, sometimes has 9 letters, but never has 5 letters.’ Have you figured out this tricky riddle yet?
Oliver Wheaton
Wednesday 19 Jul 2017 11:29 am

Reddit—Riddles
Posted by u/shatteringperception July 21, 2017
What has four letters, sometimes has nine letters and never has five letters

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/TheInstituteOfSteel November 6, 2017
What has 4 letters, sometimes has 9 letters, but never has 5 letters.
COMMENTS
TheBeardedMann
...and always has 6 letters.

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/DrScitt January 6, 2018
What has 4 letters, sometimes has 9 letters, and never has 5 letters.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/haz__man March 14, 2018
What has 4 letters, sometimes has 9 letters, but never has 5 letters.
Its not a question

Reddit—AntiAntiJokes
Posted by u/ralph3576 March 25, 2018
What has four letters, sometimes has nine letters, never has five letters, probably has eight letters, definitely has ten letters, seldom has six letters, and axiomatically has thirteen letters?
A mailman tripping on acid.

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/JustAnIdea3 November 21, 2020
What has 4 letters, sometimes has 9 letters, occasionally has 12 letters, always has 6 letters, and never has 5 letters.
But nothing tops a cheese pizza.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Thursday, April 15, 2021 • Permalink