"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Hear, hear!

   I once struggled with whether it was 'Here, here!' or 'Hear, hear!' when someone was shouting their agreement in the Houses of Parliament.   The answer is 'Hear, hear' and there is a good justification for that on this page.


  1. A very good explanation; i hear you!

  2. Now there's interesting. I'm not sure that I've ever given it any thought but I think had I written it I would have used 'hear hear' or would I have used 'here here'? Hmmmm.