I am a roller derby announcer. An important part of my job is to explain the rules of roller derby to the fans.
The rules of modern roller derby are promulgated by the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, and are broken into section, sub-section, and sub-sub-section (and further?) by number, just like a civil code.
For instance, from section two ("Game Parameters"), subsection four ("Jams"):
188.8.131.52.1 - If the Jammer is not on the track when the jam starting whistle blows, the Jammer will not be permitted to join the jam in progress. No penalty will be issued.
If I wanted to write this, I would write "Section 184.108.40.206.1", per my reading of this helpful StackExchange question about "section" and "subsection".
However, if I wanted to say this out loud, thundering it from the podium while banging my fist, what is the most pedantically correct way to do it? Is there anything after subsection, like "Paragraph"? Would it be correct to say "According to section two, subsection four, paragraph four, item one point one?" -- or something similar?
I have often wondered how this works in city ordnances as well -- is there a "formal" language used when drilling all the way down, much as we say "Chapter and Verse"? Or does this rabbit hole only go as deep as "subsection"?
TL;DR: How would Tackleberry refer to numbered rules?
UPDATE: some more googling on this leads to the Wikipedia description of how the United States Code is ordered: Title > Chapter > Part > Section > Paragraph > Clause. So if roller-derby rules were ordered the same way as the US Code, I could conceivably say something like "Part two, section four, paragraph four, clause one, subclause one of the WFTDA rules clearly states." However, I think this particular structure only applies to the US Code, and this is not a sort-of generic legal-document structure. ...Or is it? Is this how the drill-down usually goes when you're trying to be, you know... legalistic?