What’s the Use of Trine: A Fun Look at the Rule of Three

The rule of three is a delightful technique in which events, characters or subjects are grouped in threes. Because of the way our minds work, and how we find great comfort in patterns, these little trios are more memorable, humorous, enjoyable and compelling than any other number. From literature to slogans to punch lines, the rule of three rules.

Don’t believe us? Then stop, look and listen at this list (see how we snuck one in there already?)

A rabbi, a priest and a duck walk into a bar. The bartender says, “What is this, a joke?!”


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