Wednesday, February 3, 2010

THREE

In Canadian Football, teams get an official "three minute warning" three minutes before the end of the half and the end of the game.

Food from the fridge is ready to eat after a "three minute warming" in the microwave.

Aside from the Holy Trinity, French hens, and deaths (supposedly), what else comes in three?

6 comments:

French Fancy said...

From all the literary studies I have done it is proven that to repeat things threee times is an attention grabbing effect ('tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow', Richard III, good old Will)

good post good post good post

Tattie Weasle said...

Accidents - they always come in threes. It's a very powerful number. Bound to have mystic significane...oooh yes Whippets come in threes in my household!

Rob-bear said...

® TW: Accidents in threes, like deaths in threes. When we get to three, do we automatically reset to zero (mentally)? Hmmmm. . . .
Whippets in threes — not an accident, I would say, but could make for a very "interesting" household (totally gone to the dogs?).

Rob-bear said...

® FF: The story is told that WS threw a tantrum in iambic pentameter at the age of three. It was all downhill (or uphill?) from there. Maybe, maybe, maybe.

Wendy said...

"Mind the threefold law you should
Three times bad and three times good".

One of the base principle in Wicca (also, Witchcraft and magic in general) is that everything you send out to the universe, whether in thought or in action, will return to you threefold. This is sometimes interpreted as coming back at triple strength or in three instances and sometimes as meaning that it will effect you on three levels: physically, emotionally and spiritually. It's a way to encourage people to do, say and think good things and not to do, say or think bad things; like the Wiccan version of "do unto others" but with repercussions tied in.

MissKris said...

Bad news, bad luck, and death. How depressing, ha!