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A Gloucestershire wildfowl sanctuary has witnessed a rare bust-up between a pair of Bewick's swans, who've apparently decided to go their separate ways in a surprise "divorce". The pair in question turned up at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust centre at Slimbridge on their annual migration from Arctic Russia, but each with a new …

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Cyprine alliteration

Do all swans' names have to begin with an S?

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Swans

Odette?

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Who

Brad and Angelina? Are they two of the other swans?

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Sad and avoidable too.

'.....the reason for the split could be "failure to breed"...'

If only they'd had an iPhone. There's an app for that you know.

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IT Angle

All due to flawed labour policies

If only Cameron's cronies were in power and had their marriage-supporting policies in place this tragedy would never have happened.

Won't somebody PLEASE think of the..... er..... cygnets?

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Registered Trademark?

> but it is difficult to say for sure". ®

Or did you mean ©

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Re: Registered Trademark?

It's the Reg tag, innit. It's on everything here.

Congratulations on being the first person I've ever seen to raise that non-issue. (Now I'm trying to work out how many comments I've moderated in two years. I wish I hadn't started on that one.)

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innit?

When did you go all saaf laandan?

The only innit I expect to see here is an incorrect abbr. of initialisation.

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Pirate

swans...

Keep attacking my dinghy, hyperaggressive little buggers, could easily do without them.

Even one with the paddle wont put them off.

Don´t even taste that good.

Anon because of consumption of protected animals.

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Anonymous Coward

@Anonymous Coward 25th January 2010 13:30 GMT

'Don´t even taste that good.'

I don't know. Tastes a little like golden eagle.

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Which reminds me...

Was at the zoo the other day with the sprog... they had a bunch of quail eggs in the "farm" section... only thing that went through my mind was "Mmmm.... might be a good appetizer for lunch". Is that wrong?

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Can you call me a taxi?

Does this count as a Black swan event where only White swans were involved?

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Perhaps they just got confused

on account of their names all being so similar.

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Happy

They all look the same to me, anyway.

There, I said it.

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Swans?

No more swanning about then?

Mine's the one with down padding..

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Swansong

Actually they later found out it was the last ever edition of Wife Swap.

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So is everything I know about swans wrong?

Can I eat them? Can I break their wings with one blow of my arm? Do they not even make those boxes of matches?

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