The Importance Of The Gannet

According to a six-DVD set on the subject of British Birds made by the ornithologist Paul Doherty, the gannet is “the most pointy bird to be found in Britain”.

I am indebted to Andy Martin for bringing this critically important information to my attention. Mr Martin adds: “I wish to pass a motion that the gannet be adopted as the official emblem of Pointy Town, to appear on any heraldic designs, flags, and stationery”. I think we can consider that carried, nem. con.


The gannet : exceedingly pointy

5 thoughts on “The Importance Of The Gannet

  1. And on the subject of Pointy Birds let us not foget the words of John Lillison, England’s greatest one-armed poet.
    “Pointy birds, O pointy pointy,
    Anoint my head, anointy anointy”

  2. Mr. Key I must express my astonishment with regard to your unfamiliarity with Lillison’s tiny body of work. Pointy Birds which I quoted in it’s entirity is one of the poet’s two known works. The other, “In Dillman’s Grove” can be found here

    There was also a British improv group named Pointy Birdsin the 80’s or perhaps 90’s. I don’t recall the personnel now but I’m sure they visited the Termite Club at some point.

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