Sunday, 8 June 2008

An Astute Observation

The Lord's Prayer has 56 words
the Ten Commandments 297 words
the US Declaration of Independence 300
and the European Commission Directive
on the Importation of Caramel Products 26,911 words.

(Lord Hayter (a.k.a George Chubb, of locksmithing fame),House of Lords, Westminster,1989)

(This reminds me that when I was a child,
I used to wonder at the meaning of the word 'CHUBB'
engraved into handles on night safe drop boxes outside banks.
It was one of the great mysteries of life at the time.
I thought it was a verb: to chubb!)