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Thread #173194   Message #4200080
Posted By: Robert B. Waltz
30-Mar-24 - 11:49 AM
Thread Name: Naming in threes
Subject: RE: Naming in threes
Nigel Parsons wrote: Kipling gives us 'Oak, Ash and Thorn'

Although the combination is much older than Kipling. Supposedly it's "ancient Celtic." I believe claims about "ancient Celtic" about as much as I believe crime statistics cited by ex-presidents of the United States, but if you want some folklore that is probably only about two-thirds fakelore, google "oak ash thorn."