4 Oct 2011
That is hilarious.
One day, I must share with you a book my husband once found - "The Guide to Ecclesiastical Bird-Watching" (illustrated) which contains descriptions of species such as "The Greater Spotted Pew-Snoozer", the 'Easter Buntings', and the 'Predictable Partridges' [who only appear in the church for baptisms, weddings and funerals]).
Further thought. Are you familiar with Flanders and Swann's song about "The League of British Bedstead Men" who go about at dark of night making sure that each pond, mere and fen is decked out with a broken-down brass bedstead?
I think the League has modernised; here in Australia, anyway, it is the League of Shopping-Trolley Men, for one will find abandoned shopping-trolleys forlornly sunk in the local creek, swamp or gully, sometimes miles and miles from the nearest shopping centre (mall, in American English).