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The Snail Lover's Society



  • pbffpbff Posts: 433

    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? image

  • pbffpbff Posts: 433

    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. image

    I wonder what he might have thought about a Snail Lover's Society?image

  • pbffpbff Posts: 433


    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 thoimage

    Lovely photoimageimage

    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 doimage

  • pbffpbff Posts: 433

    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? image

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,136

    A slither of snails by day, and on dark wet nights, a crunch.

  • B3B3 Posts: 13,153

     almost a haiku ,Josimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Mmmmm - I quite like slither but I don't think crunch will be a winner somehowimage

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,820


    A SQUEEZE?image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Nice one Pansyfaceimageimage

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