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  • the noble lord is always going to be right as he seems to give himself 2 bites at every particular cherry - and his 2 bites result in the answers 'black' and 'white' - witness the leading fraud cases and stovin v wise / gorringe v calderdale.

    Lord Hoffmann is right about the ECtHR


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  • "It's not true that no words rhyme with orange . . . However, there was a man -- I'm not kidding -- named Henry Honeychurch Gorringe. He was a naval commander who in the midnineteenth century oversaw the transport of Cleopatra's Needle to New York's Central Park. Pouncing on this event, the poet Arthur Guiterman wrote:

    In Sparkhill buried lies a man of mark

    Who brought the Obelisk to Central Park,

    Redoubtable Commander H. H. Gorringe,

    Whose name supplies the long-sought rhyme for orange.


    - 'Adventures of a Verbivore', Richard Lederer.

    January 3, 2008