There Are Three Points

A couple of months ago The Economist in an article "The French Elite: Old School Ties" commented about graduates of the prestigious university École Nationale d'Administration (ENA): "So-called énarques, who tend to be fiercely clever and answer questions with the phrase 'There are three points,' shrug off accusations of elitism."

Responding to any question with "There are three points" is, of course, quite proper:

So (with a bit of recursion) three points suffice!

(cf. TufteThoughts (2000-12-18) esp. Edward Tufte's threefold rules for giving a good presentation, ...) - ^z - 2012-05-06