Someone’s mother has four sons: North, South, East and ... ?

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  • $\begingroup$ @Stiv I agree with, sorry I did not see this one (despite browsing the suggested post when asking the question). $\endgroup$ – Surb Nov 20 '19 at 16:42
  • $\begingroup$ No worries - it happens! In my experience, most one-line trick questions seem to have already been posted on this site in some guise or other. I tend to default to checking for a duplicate with these! $\endgroup$ – Stiv Nov 20 '19 at 16:46

My first impression says his name is

"What" - However, this may be just a trick and I'm fooled easily.


If this is a trick question, then the answer could simply be:


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    $\begingroup$ @Surb To make it less ambiguous, you could substitute "children" for "sons" in the question, since now they could have daughters as well. =) $\endgroup$ – Arkku Nov 20 '19 at 16:48

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