[BLML] Hark, the Herald Tribune sings [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

richard.hills at immi.gov.au richard.hills at immi.gov.au
Tue Dec 22 01:30:17 CET 2009


David Burn, pedant:

>Actual third stanza (not "verse", which is a single line of a poem):

Richard Hills, counter-pedant:

Like the word "sheep", the word "verse" may be its own plural.

Pocket Oxford Dictionary:

verse, n. Metrical composition, a v. line, a stanza of these, (in v.
or prose ; is good at v. ; the first v. of Paradise Lost ; read the
third line of the next v.); numbered subdivision of a bible chapter.

Book of ACBL, Chapter Two, Verses Nine through Twenty-One:

And the Lord spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Stop
Card. Then shalt thou count to ten seconds, no more, no less. Ten
shall be the seconds thou shalt count, and the seconds of the
counting shall be ten. Eleven seconds shalt thou not count, neither
count thou nine seconds, excepting that thou then proceed to ten
seconds. Twelve seconds is right out. Once the number ten, being the
tenth number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Law 16B2 Director
Call of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall
snuff it."


Season's greetings

Richard Hills



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