If I say

" 1 2 3"

You might thank me politely.

But if I

" 1 2 3"

You might scream loudly

If I bowl

" 2 3 1"

You might cut it squarely

What are the three words 1,2 and 3?

  • $\begingroup$ are the first and second both meant to be 1 2 3? $\endgroup$
    – SteveV
    May 16, 2022 at 15:18
  • $\begingroup$ Yes they are meant to be same $\endgroup$
    – RogerA
    May 16, 2022 at 15:19

1 Answer 1


Is the phrase

Break a leg


"break a leg" to wish good luck, being thanked politely perhaps


"break a leg" and someone may scream loudly.

and Bowl

a leg break is a cricket term, after which the batter may cut it squarely

  • $\begingroup$ Very good and very fast. $\endgroup$
    – RogerA
    May 16, 2022 at 15:33
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    $\begingroup$ @RogerA Welcome to Puzzling SE! Just so you know, you can always mark the correct answer as correct by accepting it. $\endgroup$ May 16, 2022 at 15:48

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