Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/22/20

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Grandchildren don’t make a man feel old; it’s the knowledge that he’s married to a grandmother.”   —   G. Norman Collie

(Will somebody please get this man a Wikipedia listing!  We’ve seen him before.  As a matter of fact we’ve seen this exact quote before!  Not all that long ago, on April 21, 2020.  I still like the quote, but a little variety would be nice.  Since there is no photo of the man, I give you this classic pup, forever known to me as a Dundee dog!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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9 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/22/20”

  1. 1 Aaron Spiezer September 22, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    There is a Wikipedia entry. But the gentleman’s name is J. Norman Collie. J, not G. Apparently he was a professor of chemistry who was instrumental in doing research that led to the first use of x-rays for medical diagnosis.

  2. 2 Dawn Kiefer September 22, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Just sayin’. I don’t like Mr. Collie’s quote. What makes him think it’s all that great for his wife to be married to a stuffy old grandfather like him? I’d insert a smile emoji here if I could, even though I really DON’T like his insulting quote! I wonder why Cryptoquote has rerun it. It’s not like there aren’t countless quotes out there in the world!

  3. 3 unclerave September 22, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Yeah, I saw that dude, Aaron. Our guy is a different guy. A little more recent. G. Norman was a well-known newspaper editor in NY and Philly, who died in 1967, at age 66. I don’t think that the chemist was known for his sense of humor. But, of course, I could be wrong! Thanks for the info though. — YUR

  4. 4 unclerave September 22, 2020 at 10:11 pm


    G. Norman would’ve been making his quips in a decidedly more male-centric era. He died over 50 years ago. Before the age of feminism of the 1970’s, and WAA-AYYY before the political correctness of 21st Century. That was just the way of the world back then, kid. He wasn’t going out of his way to insult the ladies, just to impress the guys.

    But, I also don’t know what is up with our Cryptoquote friends. Maybe Rebecca threw this together for Grandparents Day??? — YUR

  5. 5 Angela September 23, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Hey UR…You know the info out there is pretty conflicting. Take a look at this,, from Reader’s Digest no less. And there’s a slew of additional sites out there accrediting the quote to J instead of G. But it kind of stands to reason that the quote would come from a newspaper man instead of a man of science. But then again, who knows.🤷🏻‍♀️ And for the record, I agree with Dawn. Seems Mr Collie, whoever he is, lived up to his name when it came to women! Hope Everyone is well, and keeping safe. 🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. 6 unclerave September 23, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    I know, kid. Yer uncle does his homework. You know that. Unfortunately, the internet is full of inaccuracies and mistaken attributions. It’s kinda the nature of the beast!

    I’m always amused, and a little bemused, by folks who can’t seem to differentiate between THEN (a long time ago, when people were different . . . and thought different) and NOW (the current state of political correctness and groupthink). If it had been a female dominated society, and the quip had been made by a female writer/speaker, and they switched “man” to woman, and “grandmother” to grandfather, it would still have been a clever quip. COMPARTMENTALIZATION is a trait that seems to be sorely lacking these days. – – – or were you just being catty? LOL! — YUR 😉

  7. 7 Angela September 23, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Ah…Spoken like a true man! 😂…(And I’ll let the CATTY slide off my back…since it’s a Mr COLLIE we’re speaking of. Because I’m sure otherwise you wouldn’t have chosen just that word…Under these circumstances, I mean! 😂 Have a good one, UR…Catch ya on the flip side! 🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. 8 unclerave September 23, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    LOL! Spoken like a true woman! 🙂 And, of course you let it slide. You’re not one of those overly sensitive simps! Now, let me get back to posting today’s Jumble Spoiler! — YUR

  9. 9 Angela September 23, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    LOL! No, I’m not. Not by a long shot! 💪🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

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