since-memorable-times

It is considered in the Sto Plains that only scoundrels know the second verse of their national anthem, since anyone spending time memorizing that would be up to no good purpose. The Ankh-Morpork national anthem, therefore, had a second verse that was deliberately written as ‘ner ner ners’ and the occasional coherent word desperately trying to stay afloat, on the basis that this is how it would sound in any case.
—  Unseen Academicals