I may have written the first rare bird - footballing joke. I was so pleased with it that I tweeted the thing and now I am recycling it as a blog post. Here it is...
BOOM! Ivory Gull seen on the pitch at White Hart Lane feeding on the corpse of Tottenham Hotspur.
Now, for those of you that know nothing about birding and football (or only a bit about one of those subjects), I'd better explain the construction of the said joke.
BOOM! - used ironically to lampoon a small section of the birding glitterati to announce the finds of rare birds.
IVORY GULL - a topical rarity, as a few have been seen in Scotland, NE England and now Yorkshire.
WHITE HART LANE - home ground of Tottenham Hotspur (my team)
CORPSE - Ivory Gulls are well known for scavenging on the corpses of cetaceans washed up on beaches
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR - have just been beaten by Liverpool 5-0 at White Hart Lane
If there are any budding stand-up comics out there, you can have this one free of charge.