I'm a little fat man
with a bright red coat
I've a stick in my hand
and a stone in my throat

What am I?

(I am not a gnome of any sort, so please stop posting this!)

This is a pretty big hint so be warned:

I could be in your garden

  • $\begingroup$ My friend's grandpa taught me this. He's a very nice person. $\endgroup$ – Rohit Jose Aug 20 '18 at 21:08
  • $\begingroup$ Just like the other tags you had :) Looking at the answer below, I was fixated on it being something fantasy-related, so definitely no need for it! $\endgroup$ – iiiidk Aug 20 '18 at 21:18

Pretty sure this is a


and the question is a

real old chestnut.

  • $\begingroup$ Ahahahahaha well done! This riddle indeed is quite old $\endgroup$ – Rohit Jose Aug 20 '18 at 21:16

Are you a



I'm a little fat man

Gnomes are stereotyped as "Little Fat Men"

With a bright red coat

They usually wear red

I've a stick in my hand

Probably a shovel?

And a stone in my throat

Well they are made of Stone

As for the hint:

Gnomes are found in your garden

  • $\begingroup$ Unfortunately, still no. $\endgroup$ – Rohit Jose Aug 20 '18 at 21:32

The only thing I can think of is a tomato or tree of the sorts if it's not a gnome.


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