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Back by Popular Demand: The 12 Days of Christmas

ANSI Revises a Holiday Standard

New York, Dec 17, 2010

On the first day of Christmas,
standards gave to me
a safely lit-up Christmas tree.

On the second day of Christmas,
standards gave to me
two conductive gloves,
and a safely lit-up Christmas tree.

On the third day of Christmas,
standards gave to me
three working pens,
two conductive gloves,
and a safely lit-up Christmas tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
standards gave to me
four right-sized birds,
three working pens,
two conductive gloves,
and a safely lit-up Christmas tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
standards gave to me
five aircraft wings,
four right-sized birds,
three working pens,
two conductive gloves,
and a safely lit-up Christmas tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
standards gave to me
six scales-a-weighing,
five aircraft wings,
four right-sized birds,
three working pens,
two conductive gloves,
and a safely lit-up Christmas tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
standards gave to me
seven toys for swimming,
six scales-a-weighing,
five aircraft wings,
four right-sized birds,
three working pens,
two conductive gloves,
and a safely lit-up Christmas tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
standards gave to me
eight terms for milking,
seven toys for swimming,
six scales-a-weighing,
five aircraft wings,
four right-sized birds,
three working pens,
two conductive gloves,
and a safely lit-up Christmas tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
standards gave to me
nine socks for dancing,
eight terms for milking,
seven toys for swimming,
six scales-a-weighing,
five aircraft wings,
four right-sized birds,
three working pens,
two conductive gloves,
and a safely lit-up Christmas tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
standards gave to me
ten hats for leaping,
nine socks for dancing,
eight terms for milking,
seven toys for swimming,
six scales-a-weighing,
five aircraft wings,
four right-sized birds,
three working pens,
two conductive gloves,
and a safely lit-up Christmas tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
standards gave to me
eleven sections of piping,
ten hats for leaping,
nine socks for dancing,
eight terms for milking,
seven toys for swimming,
six scales-a-weighing,
five aircraft wings,
four right-sized birds,
three working pens,
two conductive gloves,
and a safely lit-up Christmas tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
standards gave to me
twelve coats for drumming,
eleven sections of piping,
ten hats for leaping
nine socks for dancing,
eight terms for milking,
seven toys for swimming,
six scales-a-weighing
five aircraft wings,
four right-sized birds,
three working pens,
two conductive gloves,
and a safely lit-up Christmas tree!


Happy Holidays from the American National Standards Institute.

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