Question: If a lone magpie portends sorrow, and the crow is the harbinger of doom, which one would win in a fight?
Note: This is NOT a rhetorical question. This morning I saw a magpie and a crow having a fight in a tree, and I've spent the whole rest of the day wondering which one portended more bad luck for the other, and whether any of it would rub off on me.
Sometimes this is as much intellectual engagement as I can handle in one day.
ALSO: What is the infinitive form of 'harbinger'? To harbinge? To harbing? Oh, the entire day is shot through with uncertainty.