1: [SHOUT] They may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!! [SPOKEN] I'm going to shout that. What do you reckon?
2: Not bad.
1: Not bad? Bloody stirring, more like!
2: Yeah, I guess. It's just...anyone with the power to take your life probably has the power to take your freedom. Did you not think of that?
1: Of course. I meant, if they kill one of us, then they can't imprison them. [SHOUT] If they take our lives, they may not take our freedom!! [SPOKEN] Yeah?
2: Well, they could take the freedom first, then the life. Then they will have done both.
1: Jesus. [SHOUT] If they take our lives, they may not *subsequently* take our freedom!! [SPOKEN] Happy?
2: Sort of. I mean, they're not going to be able to take all of our lives. I don't think it would be feasible, even with the best of intentions.
1: I mean, surely that's inherent in the - no, alright, alright. [SHOUT] If they take one of our lives, they may not subsequently take *that same person's* freedom!! [SPOKEN] OK, so are we ready to go?
2: Yes. Or, perhaps no.
1: What is it now?
2: It's just "may". It sounds as though it's a question of permission. When it's not. It's a question of logic.
1: So you've amply demonstrated. This is the last time, then...[SHOUT] Should they take the lives of one of us, then they won't, ipso facto, be able to take the freedom from that same person!
1: Afterwards! Obviously, afterwards!!
3: You alright, lads? Ready to go?
2: Yeah. We've just been honing the speech. Go on, tell it to Stuart.
1: [SIGH] Really?
3: I'd love to hear it. Go on, be a mate.
1: Fine. [SHOUTED, VERY QUICKLY] Should they take the lives of one of us, then they won't, ipso facto, be able to take the freedom from that same person!
2: [QUIETLY] When?
1: Afterwards! I was just about to say "afterwards". Give me a second to breathe.
2: You'd forgotten. You'd forgotten to say "afterwards".
1: I had not forgotten!
2: Well, mind you don't, when it matters. Shall I write it down?
1: No! It won't be stirring if I have to read it off a napkin. Tell him, Stuart.
3: Aye, he's right about that. It would be better shouted without notes. It would also, perhaps, be better, if it didn't sound like that bit from Braveheart.
2: Yeah, I was getting round to that point.
1: Oh, what? You're right, as well. I'd best think of a new shouty bit.
2: Yeah. Or, we could just pay the parking fine, and then we wouldn't need to go to court at all.
3: I prefer that option, it has to be said.
1: OK, give them a ring, we'll stay home and I'll pay the fine. It's probably easier, then we can relax all afternoon.
3: Exactly. After all, that's what St Crispin's Day is all about.