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· 23 Dec 1998 00:14:05
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I had to laugh when the inexperienced first man was asked by the emcee to
count the set, and so he did, to himself! None of us standing there had a
clue what number we were...
As to first man only, or first couple, doing the counting, I much prefer
the look and feel of the latter.
And, although I do like the tradition of counting a line, "Hands X" from
the top does work very well.
- Mel Briscoe, Virginia USA