“Look oupa… there’s a blue tip!”
“No child… it’s a great tip!”
A conversation held quite often, when the little lads visit. Somewhere along the way their innocent minds told them that the word tit couldn’t be used in open conversation so they renamed the great and blue tits. Yep… now we commonly refer to the little birds as tips. Makes you think… maybe one of them was reprimanded for using the slightly less savoury word for a mammary and now even the birds have come to symbolise trouble, if the incorrect terminology is used!
You may ask, like the children, what the difference is. The bird on the left is the blue tip…