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Lead with chicken, and then double up on the ham.
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Any suggestions on what would be enforcing this "rule"?
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I prefer "Sign of the Four"
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I was just wondering if anyone had heard of it,and what their opinion was.
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I was just wondering if anyone had heard of it,and what their opinion was.
No strict reason for employing it, but it has become so commonplace in writing that efforts to impose a rule of two seem unfinished.
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Its a serious question as a variant of it is used in the military and economic spheres.It is standard doctrine for RN Trident deployment,
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I was just wondering if anyone had heard of it,and what their opinion was.
Heard of what?

You need to start threads with much more detailed posts.

Over here, the 'rule of three' can refer to deaths within a circle of known acquaintances, or entrees in certain types of restaurants.
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Another application,that I hadn't heard of.Thanks.
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Naturally. Otherwise we'd be talking about the RN Bident..
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Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

I can still remember Princess Anne attending a Scotland v. England rugby match in a tartan suit, and singing, "Flower of Scotland," at the start of the game. The next day, a newspaper cartoon had the Queen on the 'phone with the caption;

"Anne, I can live with you wearing the tartan, I can accept you singing , 'The Flower,' but I draw the line at, 'If you hate the f**ing English, clap yer hauns.'" Half of Scotland was on the floor over that one.


It also works well when two outrageous things are contrasted with something trivial;

Yes, you wrecked the car, and demolished the front wall, BUT DON'T DRINK MILK FROM THE CARTON !!!

It's more of a guideline than a rule, though, as sometimes the impression is given of trying too hard.
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