Good morning all.
Thanks to pansyface for joining and making us laugh - 'Snails in Comedy' sounds like a good topic for discussion sometime! ?
Philippa - thank you. However, you did encourage me to start this Society, so don't forget that you'll have to take equal share of the blame... I mean, credit!! ?
Sorry to hear about your snail Lyn, but lovely about the tadpoles. See! Another example of just how useful snails are to the environment as a whole!
Are there any more snail supporters out there at all?
One of my favourite poems that I memorised as a child:
At sunset, when the night-dews fall,
Out of the ivy on the wall
With horns outstretched and pointed tail
Comes the grey and noiseless snail.
On ivy stems she clambers down,
Carrying her house of brown.
Safe in the dark, no greedy eye
Can her tender body spy,
While she herself, a hungry thief,
Searches out the freshest leaf.
She travels on as best she can
Like a toppling caravan.
(The Snail by James Reeves)
One can assume that James Reeves liked snails, as he refers to them in a number of his poems.
I wonder what he might have thought about a Snail Lover's Society?
A walk of snails
I hear that there are a variety of different collective nouns for groups of snails - has anyone heard of any others?
I'm up for the credit pbff - not so sure about the blame tho
Collective nouns - hadn't thought about it but an intriguing subject. A "slime" would be a good one but perhaps a little too obvious.
Could perhaps be the first SLS's competition ? If it gets much darker, there won't be much else to do
Sounds like a good idea Philippa!
So here we are, the first Snail Lover's Society Competition launches today:
Who knows, or can invent, the best collective noun for snails?
After we've had a number of entries, we'll vote for the favourite.
What should the prize be, I wonder?
A slither of snails by day, and on dark wet nights, a crunch.
almost a haiku ,Jos
Mmmmm - I quite like slither but I don't think crunch will be a winner somehow
Nice one Pansyface