The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #173194   Message #4200125
Posted By: BobL
31-Mar-24 - 03:04 AM
Thread Name: Naming in threes
Subject: RE: Naming in threes
Priest, Levite, Samaritan.

First time introduces a situation, second time defines "normality", third time is the interesting exception.
Maybe it's because we live in a three-spaced universe - one point is just a point, two points can define a line, three a curve. Or perhaps it's the milking-stool principle.