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#1 olderekgb

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 08:00 AM

There is an interesting brain game that was given to me to figure out and i can't quite get around it because every answer that i have in mind is not right.


He was the perfect gentleman even though his nephew could not see it. who was he?


People have been giving answers with names of famous characters and none of those was correct, some say;
a) the uncle who was the perfect gentleman, is deceased and burried, or had passed before the nephew was born, so his nephew could not see his uncle's sterling qualities.
b) the nephew is blind, preventing him from literally seeing the uncle being the perfect gentleman.

i need somebody to really help me out with this please because i have been working it out for weeks and still can't get the right answer.
Please help.
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#2 robo

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:24 AM

Spoiler for My gusses

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#3 RESHAW

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:40 AM

I recognised this riddle from somewhere - can't remember now, so I quickly googled this to check it was correctly written, In various online hits, the word Nephew is capitalised... Is there a significance?

but...
Spoiler for I believe the best answer is

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#4 ak4su

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:34 AM

Uncle
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#5 optimus prime

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:07 AM

I find Robo correct.
but if seen grammatically i don't feel that it
means the gentlemen else it would have been him
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#6 optimus prime

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:11 AM

and for other such answer you can also say that the gentlemen didn't had a sis.or bro. so no chances of nephew.
but it's irrelevant to this riddle :duh:
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#7 olderekgb

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:32 AM

uncle is not the right answer
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#8 WitchOfDoubt

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:38 AM

Well, there are a lot of answers that work for this, but here's one that doesn't seem to have been thought of:

Spoiler for A little different


The reason I prefer this answer is that, in this context, the sentence closer to something a human being might actually say. Alternatively, if "see" means "understand," we can apply this sentence to any gentleman who was misunderstood by their nephew.

Edited by WitchOfDoubt, 17 January 2012 - 11:44 AM.

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#9 ElTwo

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:34 PM

Spoiler for My answer is:

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:52 PM

Well, there are a lot of answers that work for this, but here's one that doesn't seem to have been thought of:

Spoiler for A little different


The reason I prefer this answer is that, in this context, the sentence closer to something a human being might actually say. Alternatively, if "see" means "understand," we can apply this sentence to any gentleman who was misunderstood by their nephew.

Ilike this answer
Spoiler for With additional research

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