Chipmunky business

Talking of giraffes, there was a programme on the telly yesterday about Longleat Safari Park in which they kept referring to the building in which the giraffes are housed as the giraffery. Is there really such a word? I think they made it up.

To add to the confusion, they then started referring to the place where they house the chipmunks as an aviary. When did chipmunks suddenly become birds? To be consistent, surely the people at Longleat should house their chipmunks in a chipmunkery.

Or should that be chipmonastery?

Q: What do you find in a chipmonastery?
A: Friars.

(Lap 'em up, folks, these are the jokes!)

See also: Of or pertaining to the rhinoceros

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

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