Pigeons (Was: NLP followup)

Matt S Trout dbix-class at trout.me.uk
Tue Nov 13 19:40:06 GMT 2007

On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 12:32:51PM +0100, Rafael Garcia-Suarez wrote:
> On 13/11/2007, Smylers <Smylers at stripey.com> wrote:
> > When I moved to London in January one of the first billboards I noticed
> > (at Ealing Broadway station, I think) proffered this pigeon-related
> > advice:
> >
> >   A smart Londoner doesn't feed the pigeons.
> >   A smart Londoner travels by Heathrow Connect.
> >
> > I'm still puzzled by it.  Are those two activities supposed to be
> > mutually exclusive?  Is the suggestion that if you get the urge to do
> > the former you should do the latter instead?
> I saw once (or maybe was it another person who saw it) a sign saying
> "if you like pigeons, don't feed them". What to do if you actually do
> not like pigeons ?

Feed them baking soda.

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