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Is it "for whom the bells toll" or "for whom the bell tolls" or can it be either?


This has always confused me but I am supposing it could be either way; right?

 

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    L Sarhan (LindaSarhan) 2 years ago

    I know, right? So in keeping with the meaning of the phrase (and my over-analytical mind) if it was more than one death at a given time would it then be "for whom the bells toll"? ;)


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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    Too bad, huh? I love to hear bells and I don't hear them often either...not even on Sundays, Strange really.


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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    Got ya, Bob. It does seem to come up for me often for some reason! So I would say unless it means more than one bell it is talking about the Ernest Hemingway phrase?

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    Probably I am thinking in terms of the book...I know there is a song by Bing Crosby and one by the Bee Gees like this; I need to see if they are the same! lol Thx!


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