Riddling..

AlphaAlekhine
Posers and Puzzles 01 Dec '06 21:24
1. 01 Dec '06 21:24
Some of you may have heard this one...

Two men are walking together down a road, when they meet a traveler. One man turns to the other and says, "Brothers and sisters, I have none. But, that man's father, is my father's son."

What was his relation to this man?
2. BigDoggProblem
01 Dec '06 21:49
Originally posted by AlphaAlekhine
Some of you may have heard this one...

Two men are walking together down a road, when they meet a traveler. One man turns to the other and says, "Brothers and sisters, I have none. But, that man's father, is my father's son."

What was his relation to this man?
He is the man's father.
3. 02 Dec '06 03:44
I don't think so.
4. BigDoggProblem
02 Dec '06 04:411 edit
Originally posted by dmnelson84
I don't think so.

Edit: For clarity, I am claiming that the speaker is the traveler's father. They were all referred to as 'man' in the OP, and that's a bit confusing.
5. 02 Dec '06 04:52
Can't put my reasoning into words. I just don't agree with your answer. Not that I can figure it out either. Perhaps I'm wrong and you're actually correct. Maybe the poster could chime in.
6. BigDoggProblem
02 Dec '06 05:32
Originally posted by dmnelson84
Can't put my reasoning into words. I just don't agree with your answer. Not that I can figure it out either. Perhaps I'm wrong and you're actually correct. Maybe the poster could chime in.
Or, you could try googling it.
7. 02 Dec '06 05:55
Haven't googled it but I was thinking about it as I was going to sleep and I had to get up to let you know that I think you're right afterall.
8. 02 Dec '06 08:46
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
He is the man's father.
i agree
9. 02 Dec '06 18:59
Yes, the speaker is the man's father. Bravo! I like poetic riddles, kind of adds another misdirection element.

Thanks for playing
10. 02 Dec '06 21:20
Couldn't he be the man's father or the man's uncle?
11. BigDoggProblem