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    MORE Great Riddles ! :

    I'll start with one: (If you're female, you have to read this as if you were male for it to make sense)

    "Brothers and Sisters I have none
    But that man's father is my father's son.

    Who am I
    ?"





    [The first 5 posts are referring to another riddle I had up and changed to this one - Ignore them]

    Also, I can't see any answers that come up as they are posted all the time, so might have to wait a bit for a reply - sorry
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    I first heard this liar/truthteller riddle when I was in the fifth grade.
    "When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    I first heard this liar/truthteller riddle when I was in the fifth grade.
    Yes, classic. Dunno know if enough who read the thread will not know. O well, I've got another good one. And if this thread flops no one dies.

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    But when you get to Washington everyone will lie... factor that in to your decision of which road to take.
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    Comments After This Will be For New Riddle I Replaced The Original With. (The new one: "Brothers and Sisters I have none" etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detective View Post
    I'll start with one: (If you're female, you have to read this as if you were male for it to make sense)

    "Brothers and Sisters I have none
    But that man's father is my father's son.

    Who am I
    ?"





    [The first 5 posts are referring to another riddle I had up and changed to this one - Ignore them]
    The speaker is referring to his own son.
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    Do either of the guards have a mother that is a surgeon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pittypat21 View Post
    The speaker is referring to his own son.
    Sorry, no cigar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    Do either of the guards have a mother that is a surgeon?
    Now, now, stay "on riddle". (very funny though...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by detective View Post
    Sorry, no cigar...
    Sure it is. "That Man" is the speaker's son. "That man's father" is the speaker.
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    To more accurately answer the question of "Who am I?": "I" am that man's father.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pittypat21 View Post
    Sure it is. "That Man" is the speaker's son. "That man's father" is the speaker.
    Very close but no. Focus on the your second sentence.


    (I hope this doesn't confuse: You can get, for all intents and purposes, the answer to this riddle without the following: a "gimmick" at the very end to make every word in the riddle perfectly explainable as written. A "gimmick" is something that suddenly appears without rhyme or reason in a riddle that would be very difficult to discover by logic. Luckily, this riddle is really based in logic, so you don't need this "gimmick" at the end to have solved the logic and therefore the heart of the riddle. If you get to that point you have have an acceptable and correct answer)

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    Quote Originally Posted by detective View Post
    Very close but no. Focus on the your second sentence.
    Well what I posted is the answer to the riddle.

    So now I'm going to assume that you're being ridiculous and it's a trick question and "I" is you. If that's the case, the question of "Who am I" has nothing to do with the preceding riddle and the riddle is only there to confuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pittypat21 View Post
    To more accurately answer the question of "Who am I?": "I" am that man's father.
    YES, the correct answer, slightly rephrased, is: YOU are THAT MAN

    .... like I said, there is a gimmick at the end that makes every word in the riddle perfectly clear, but you don't need it. It's not a gimmick-riddle and you have the answer when you logically find out who is "that man". You can stop there, you have the essential answer.

    So, I think you did solve it with your ' "I" is "you" ' statement, if that means the same as this: "Who Am I?" Answer: ' I am "that man" '.

    Sorry if you think the whole riddle is a gimmick. But that answer is arrived at through logic.

    The gimmick at the end is sometimes added if the person telling the riddle asks how "you" and "that man" could be the same person. That answer IS stupid and unnecessary: "You Are Looking In A Mirror". The initial answer that "you are 'that man' "
    explains it. Going further is pushing it and getting gimmicky.

    Anyhow, I think it's a good riddle absent the add-on some people put in. There is a story, probably a myth, that it took Freud an entire day to solve the riddle - (without the gimmick added on). If that's true you beat him!,

    (By the way, if you still think this whole riddle is a gimmick I'll pm you the original one I had up. That couldn't have any unnecessary gimmick add-ons even if someone tried. It's pure logic. The problem with that one is that it's well known)

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