# =SDC= Q13: Wavering and quavering

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### Jerry Friedman

Sep 1, 2012, 12:45:59 PM9/1/12
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A wrote that a certain bird puts on new feathers each year, but he
retains
his song.

B wrote that someone pretended he was listening to the same bird,
quavering in
the yew hedges below, but all he heard was the quavering of his own
heart.

A varies greatly but can be up to 11.

B is 10 or 11.

Who are they?

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Jerry Friedman, T. O. Panelist

### Iain Archer

Sep 2, 2012, 10:20:22 AM9/2/12
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Jerry Friedman wrote on Sat, 1 Sep 2012
>A wrote that a certain bird puts on new feathers each year, but he
>retains his song.
>
>B wrote that someone pretended he was listening to the same bird,
>quavering in the yew hedges below, but all he heard was the quavering
>of his own heart.
>
>A varies greatly but can be up to 11.
>
>B is 10 or 11.
>
>Who are they?

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And tells me I can win this quiz
When I have solved sod all.
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Iain Archer
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### Iain Archer

Sep 2, 2012, 10:54:08 AM9/2/12
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Lewis wrote on Sun, 2 Sep 2012
>In message <fV2sdpVm...@virginmedia.com>
>That's *got* to be worth something
>
Give it to Little Em'ly.
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Iain Archer

### LFS

Sep 2, 2012, 12:16:34 PM9/2/12
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<applause>

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Laura
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### Jerry Friedman

Sep 3, 2012, 4:58:13 PM9/3/12
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On Sep 1, 10:46 am, Jerry Friedman <je...@totally-official.com> wrote:
> A wrote that a certain bird puts on new feathers each year, but he
> retains
> his song.
>
> B wrote that someone pretended he was listening to the same bird,quaveringin
> the yew hedges below, but all he heard was thequaveringof his own
> heart.
>
> A varies greatly but can be up to 11.
>
> B is 10 or 11.
>
> Who are they?

I decided to make this one a little harder than it was when we got
it. Maybe I should have revealed that the bird is a nightingale.

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Jerry Friedman, T. O. difficulty increaser

### Vinny Burgoo

Sep 3, 2012, 5:24:01 PM9/3/12
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Frederic Mistral and Theodor Storm?

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VB

### Jerry Friedman

Sep 3, 2012, 5:50:46 PM9/3/12
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Thank you!

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Jerry Friedman, T. O. Panelist

### Iain Archer

Sep 7, 2012, 8:21:45 PM9/7/12
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Jerry Friedman wrote on Mon, 3 Sep 2012
>On Sep 3, 3:25�pm, Vinny Burgoo <hlu...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> In alt.usage.english, Jerry Friedman wrote:
>>
>>
>> >On Sep 1, 10:46�am, Jerry Friedman <je...@totally-official.com> wrote:
>> >> A wrote that a certain bird puts on new feathers each year, but he
>> >>retains his song.
>>
>> >> B wrote that someone pretended he was listening to the same
>> >> bird, quavering in the yew hedges below, but all he heard was
>> >> the quavering of his own heart.
>>
>> >> A varies greatly but can be up to 11.
>>
>> >> B is 10 or 11.
>>
>> >> Who are they?
>>
>> >I decided to make this one a little harder than it was when we got
>> >it. �Maybe I should have revealed that the bird is a nightingale.
>>
>> Frederic Mistral and Theodor Storm?
>
>Thank you!

Can someone please point me to the Storm.
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Iain Archer

### James Hogg

Sep 8, 2012, 2:25:49 AM9/8/12
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er tat vor sich selbst, als wolle er die Nachtigall h�ren, die unten in
den Taxusw�nden schlug; aber er h�rte nur den Schlag seines eigenen Herzens.

(He pretended he was listening to the nightingale, quavering in the yew
hedges below, but all he heard was the quavering of his own heart.)

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James

### Iain Archer

Sep 8, 2012, 5:16:40 AM9/8/12
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James Hogg wrote on Sat, 8 Sep 2012
>Iain Archer wrote:

>> Can someone please point me to the Storm.
>
>er tat vor sich selbst, als wolle er die Nachtigall h�ren, die unten in
>den Taxusw�nden schlug; aber er h�rte nur den Schlag seines eigenen Herzens.
>
>(He pretended he was listening to the nightingale, quavering in the yew
>hedges below, but all he heard was the quavering of his own heart.)
>
Ah, Taxus. Thanks. I...see. "Taxus Herz Nachtigall" finds a rich
Google seam: even this one only makes it to the middle of page two.
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Iain Archer