I always see puzzles with “says grandpa”, “claims grandpa”, e.t.c. Why do we use grandpa?

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    $\begingroup$ Who's "we"? :-) $\endgroup$ Jun 17, 2020 at 19:16

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Those questions are almost always written by a single user. I don't know why they like to make all their questions about "Grandpa", but it's a single person's quirk rather than a tradition on PSE as a whole.

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    $\begingroup$ Would love it if DEEM spots this and provides us with Grandpa's deep and meaningful autobiography... :) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Jun 17, 2020 at 23:16
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    $\begingroup$ @Gareth McCaughan I think your comment that I make "all their questions about Grandpa" is incorrect. I have asked over 220 questions total and only 50 to 60 are Grandpa focused. $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Jul 29, 2020 at 14:52
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    $\begingroup$ I was exaggerating for vividity. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan Mod
    Jul 29, 2020 at 15:57

I just saw this. Sorry for the late answer.

What can I say. This is a person very dear to me who is mostly as described. I just felt that introducing a character like Grandpa makes the puzzles interesting and sometimes humorous. His lateral thinking style is now familiar to many and now answers come very quickly.

I have received mostly positive reaction to Grandpa puzzzles and some on the site have come up with their own Grandpa puzzles too.

I certainly like to know if @Culver Kwan has some criticism of these puzzles.


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