There are all sorts of amusing Britishisms that cannot, perhaps, be appreciated without living here as an ex-pat.
Some are horrific, like the ridiculous British version of Trivial Pursuit, in which all questions are Entertainment questions in disguise.
Some are designed to induce embarrassment in the unsuspecting North American, like the use of “pants” to mean “underpants”, rather than “trousers”. Or that “double fisting” does not indicate having a beer in each hand.
But most are harmless. One of these harmless ones is the tendency to refer to women as “birds”. Luckily, birds are also called “birds”, so there is no pants-like embarrassment that might occur when heading out to the park with binoculars. And when I stumbled across the two following images one after another the other day, I thought to myself.
Hmmm …. birds with birds.
So here we are.