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Why would Grandpa chose these folks?

Grandpa likes Mozart but not Tchaikovsky

Grandpa likes Queen Victoria but not Mary, Queen of Scots

Grandpa likes Gandhi but not Mandela

Hmmm.

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Since the answer is not

people with 8 letters in their first name,

Could Grandpa like...

Major Civilization 6 characters?

He likes

Mozart but not Tchaikovsky

He likes

Queen Victoria but not Mary, Queen of Scots

He likes

Gandhi but not Mandela

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  • $\begingroup$ Wow. Great catch but Grandpa has another reason $\endgroup$ – DEEM Aug 9 '18 at 13:08
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Grandpa likes

people commonly referred to with first names that is not their real first name

Mozart:

Born: Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart
Commonly called: Wolfgang Mozart

Ghandi:

Born: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Commonly Called: Mahatma Gandhi

Queen Victoria:

Born: Alexandrina Victoria
Commonly Called: Victoria

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Could it be

Grandpa likes those who came before.
Grandpa likes Mozart but not Tchaikovsky who was inspired by Mozart
He likes Victoria but not Mary, Queen of Scots who was her descendant
He likes Gandhi but not Mandela who was inspired by him.

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Grandpa is short so he likes short people

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  • $\begingroup$ Nobody knows for sure how tall Tchaikovsky was, apparently...(but the others I definitely agree with) $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Aug 17 '18 at 20:27
  • $\begingroup$ Accept this answer, @DEEM. It would be helpful to see the question as answered and not unanswered. $\endgroup$ – Krad Cigol Feb 10 at 10:53

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