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Naming in threes

Rumncoke 01 Apr 24 - 05:03 PM
GUEST,henryp 01 Apr 24 - 05:03 PM
Doug Chadwick 01 Apr 24 - 05:30 PM
Robert B. Waltz 01 Apr 24 - 06:53 PM
GUEST,Steve Shaw 01 Apr 24 - 07:05 PM
GUEST,Steve Shaw 02 Apr 24 - 08:47 AM
GUEST,Steve Shaw 02 Apr 24 - 08:57 AM
MaJoC the Filk 02 Apr 24 - 10:56 AM
FreddyHeadey 02 Apr 24 - 01:14 PM
GUEST,Steve Shaw 02 Apr 24 - 07:37 PM
Stilly River Sage 02 Apr 24 - 09:29 PM
GUEST,Steve Shaw 03 Apr 24 - 03:20 AM
David C. Carter 03 Apr 24 - 03:54 AM
GUEST,Steve Shaw 03 Apr 24 - 05:15 AM
GUEST,Steve Shaw 03 Apr 24 - 05:24 AM
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Subject: RE: Naming in threes
From: Rumncoke
Date: 01 Apr 24 - 05:03 PM

Its         

I'll sell my roc
I'll sell my reel

not clock - a roc is a spindle.


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Subject: RE: Naming in threes
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 01 Apr 24 - 05:03 PM

Tyne Cot at Night - Jim Boyes

A Catholic spurned, an exile returned,
And a general reduced to tears
It’s their legacy that the truth should be
Remembered now and down the years


The Sprig of Thyme

It’s very well a-drinking ale,
And it’s nice just to have a drop of wine,
But I like sitting by the young man’s side
That's gain-ed this heart of mine.


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Subject: RE: Naming in threes
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 01 Apr 24 - 05:30 PM

not clock - a roc is a spindle.

I always wondered why it was 'clock'. The DT has it as 'rod' and 'rock' (which makes even less sense than 'clock').

Have you any references for 'roc' meaning 'spindle'? I did a quick Google search but didn't find it defined in that way.

DC


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Subject: RE: Naming in threes
From: Robert B. Waltz
Date: 01 Apr 24 - 06:53 PM

Jim Dixon wrote: Sometimes it takes two failed attempts for the hero to figure out what he is doing wrong (and for the storyteller to make it clear to the listener); then he applies his new knowledge and succeeds.

Hegel: Thesis, antithesis, synthesis. :-)

Also, on another post, The Gripping Hand is by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, and it's Pournelle's Co-Dominium universe. Primary credit for the set-up probably belongs to Pournelle, although Niven had an equal part in creating the Moties.


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Subject: Naming in threes
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw
Date: 01 Apr 24 - 07:05 PM

Apropos of life on the ocean wave...

Churchill: Rum, sodomy and the lash.

George Melly: Rum, bum and concertina.


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Subject: RE: Naming in threes
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw
Date: 02 Apr 24 - 08:47 AM

The Love For Three Oranges (Prokofiev)

The Three-Cornered Hat (Manuel de Falla - wonderful!)


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Subject: RE: Naming in threes
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw
Date: 02 Apr 24 - 08:57 AM

"I saw three ships come sailing in..." (Roud no 700)


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Subject: RE: Naming in threes
From: MaJoC the Filk
Date: 02 Apr 24 - 10:56 AM

Waiting for the third shoe to drop: I frequently spot people tend to do that about deaths of famous people, eg Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and whoever you wish out of the two (or three (!)) others in the popular music field who died in the summer of 1970. Conversely, I admit I find myself amused by the conflict between "bad luck comes in threes" and "the third one turns the trick".

.... I wish I could track down the original for:

It's like being in the Interstellar Hilton in Marsport, waiting for the being in the room above to drop the Nth shoe, and you don't even know what N is.

PS: Bonus aphorism: Two's coincidence; three's a trend.


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Subject: RE: Naming in threes
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 02 Apr 24 - 01:14 PM

poem The Song Of Three - Ian McMillan -
(BBC Radio3 - The Verb - 29th March 2024)


For years he lived at number three.
With three brief notes his doorbell chimed.
He sat on his three-legged stool at
three o'clock; his special time
and pondered on the rule of three.
The Little Pigs, The Billy Goats
his triplets in their matching hats and
matching scarves and matching coats;
The way that three can satisfy
something deep within our soul.
The way the triangle contains
profundity that makes us whole.

And so he wrote a three note song in the
key of three - it was three hours long.
He sang it clear he sang it proud
he sang it very flipping loud
there was a banging on the wall -
a knock knock knock upon the brick
with something bigger than a fist
something like a brush, a stick
he just ignored it tapped the floor
three times to keep the tune's three beat.
Tapped it bolder -one -two -three
with greater vigour than before
to drown out the sound
of those next door -
the funny folk -
at number four.


[transcribed with voice recognition; my line breaks & punctuation]
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001sf6b
> skip to 38:10


The rest of the programme :
,,, in a mood of celebration Ian McMillan and his guests put the number 3 in the spotlight as they explore the magic and the power of three in poetry, storytelling and writing;
- with poet and memoirist Don Paterson to guide us around those poetic forms based on the number three,
- by long-time Verb favourite Ira Lightman with a brand new commission,
- storyteller and author Daniel Morden
- and The Bookshop Band who'll be performing songs inspired by books and by The Verb.


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Subject: RE: Naming in threes
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw
Date: 02 Apr 24 - 07:37 PM

Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll

Peter, Paul and Mary


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Subject: RE: Naming in threes
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 Apr 24 - 09:29 PM

Larry, Moe, and Curley.


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Subject: RE: Naming in threes
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw
Date: 03 Apr 24 - 03:20 AM

Jesus, Mary and Joseph (without the wee donkey in this case...)


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Subject: RE: Naming in threes
From: David C. Carter
Date: 03 Apr 24 - 03:54 AM

The Good,The Bad and The Ugly.

Lilly,Rosmary and the Jack of Hearts.

One for the Money,Two for the Show,Three to get Ready and ...

All except for Cain and Abel,and the Hunchback of Notre Dame.


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Subject: RE: Naming in threes
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw
Date: 03 Apr 24 - 05:15 AM

The Three Tenors (Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo and José Carreras)


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Subject: RE: Naming in threes
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw
Date: 03 Apr 24 - 05:24 AM

For UK outdoorsy types, there are the Three Sisters in Glencoe and the Three Peaks in Yorkshire.


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Subject: RE: Naming in threes
From: David C. Carter
Date: 03 Apr 24 - 08:08 AM

3-In-One Oil.


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Subject: RE: Naming in threes
From: David C. Carter
Date: 03 Apr 24 - 08:18 AM

Jerrome K.Jerrome. Three Men in a Boat.


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Subject: RE: Naming in threes
From: David C. Carter
Date: 03 Apr 24 - 08:45 AM

Keening Of The Three Marys.

Found on Celtic Requiem:William Coulter,Mary McLaughlin.


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Subject: RE: Naming in threes
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw
Date: 03 Apr 24 - 03:22 PM

Triptych - typically an artwork in three panels which are hinged together. I've seen many a triptych as altar pieces in European cathedrals or situated in art galleries. One of my favourites is the one by Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights. It's in a gallery in Madrid and I've yet to see it in the flesh (and there's plenty of flesh in it...) but one day I'd like to (use it or lose it, Shaw...) :-)


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