The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville shaves all men living in Seville.
No man living in Seville is allowed to shave himself.
The Barber of Seville lives in Seville.

Who shaves the Barber of Seville?

Nobody. The Barber of Seville is a woman. Female barbers are rare, but they exist.

And for more fun with barbers, check out the Barber paradox.

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5 Comments on "The Barber of Seville"

Naveen Chopra says
December 21, 2015 @ 02:25

As the barber is not staying in Seville, he can shave himself.

Dan says
December 21, 2015 @ 09:09

@Naveen Except the barber is staying in Seville. “The Barber of Seville lives in Seville.”

brett says
December 11, 2016 @ 23:53

The barber is a woman

Storm says
January 19, 2021 @ 10:16

It does makes sense for the barber to be female EXCEPT for the fact that the riddle HIMSELF. Not HERSELF or THEMSELF.

Don says
July 19, 2023 @ 09:45

Perhaps the barber sports a beard.

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