You are in a store when out of nowhere you hear a voice. It asks.

what am I?

It follows the question with a story.

I asked a lady before and she said “I think you are a banana?”

then I asked a man who came around and said “I am pretty sure you are a banana?”

then I asked a young teen and he told me “I don’t know, you might be a banana?”

What am I? And why are people so unsure?

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    $\begingroup$ Is the fact that declarative sentences are being ended with questions marks relevant? $\endgroup$
    – Umberto P.
    Commented Jan 3, 2019 at 21:53
  • $\begingroup$ No I just used the question marks to signify low confidence or unsureness in their answers. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 3, 2019 at 21:55

2 Answers 2



You are indeed a banana. However people are not so sure about it, because bananas don't usually talk.

Or maybe...

You're a worker in a banana costume. The costume is very well made; it's totally obvious that you "are" a banana. So obvious that others don't understand why do you even ask (they think it may be a trick question).

  • $\begingroup$ Great job! The first on is correct! $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 4, 2019 at 0:40

I think you are:

A Plantain - you look like a banana, but you’re not! This is why people are so unsure?

  • $\begingroup$ Never thought about that. Great answer but not what I am looking. It is really simple and doesn’t require any background knowledge. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 4, 2019 at 0:19

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