Rule of Three

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Tue Feb 10 16:05:56 UTC 2004

John Baker writes:


        I'm not at all convinced that the Carnegie Hall joke is the same
thing, except in the general sense that people have been saying things
three times for emphasis for a long time.  "Location, location,
location" is an invariable form, but the Carnegie Hall punch line is
often given as "practice, X, practice," where X is "son," "boy," or
another form of address.


I'll second that completely.

-- Mark A. Mandel
   (grown up in NYC and heard that plenty of times)

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