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Date: 26/01/10

Aves Pro Tem?

A colleague of mine keeps hens. Or, at least, she did until a fox got in there recently.

The other day, I passed her in the corridor when she was explaining to someone what she intended to do next. Someone had offered to help out, she said:

"Oh yes, he's offered me some interim chickens...."

I burst out laughing. What a wonderful concept! 'Interim chickens' will, I trust, become one of those terms which, like 'part-time signals' and 'occasional tables' will result in the unavoidable question:

"What are they the rest of the time?"