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This is my English adaptation of a popular riddle.

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Perhaps you are

a shower

although

I don't think I've heard the words "hanging" and "standing" apply to showers -- though it seems to me they easily could.

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    $\begingroup$ wow. this is the correct answer :) I do not know how to better adapt the riddle to English. In the original language, it makes perfect sense and even rhymes. $\endgroup$
    – Mitsuko
    Jan 6 '20 at 22:07
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    $\begingroup$ To me, 'hanging' and 'standing' could be interpreted as rot13(zrnaf bs nggnpuvat gurz gb onguebbz svkgherf (n syrkvoyr ubfr be jnyy-zbhagrq bhgyrg, naq n fbyvq iregvpny cvcr, sbe rknzcyr)). I wonder if that is the usage in the original language? $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Jan 6 '20 at 22:24
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    $\begingroup$ For what it's worth, that's more or less what I assumed was meant by the terms here. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Jan 6 '20 at 22:37

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