oh, i am beyond delighted!
i'm astounded not to have known this before, but it seems that in 1968 james lipton published a book called an exaltation of larks, which has since been revised, including a 1993 edition, the subject of which is the above, along with terms of venery, both historic and of his own invention. i've always liked james lipton, despite not knowing this, nor that he was born and raised in south detroit (well, maybe not south, but the boston-edison district anyway).
curiosity is a wonderful thing.
i stumbled upon this while trying to determine whether a fluther of jellyfish was historically accurate, as compared to, say, a smack of jellyfish. because i'd stumbled upon a question answering site which names itself after fluther, and embraces the jellyfish mascot (mascots!), and has a collective sense of humor about itself, brought to one from the very start, to wit:
your confirmation email has arrived,
like hermes, floating on his winged boots.
one press upon the link contained herein
shall prove your worthiness to float within
the varied, sparkling sea of jellythoughts:
athena's home amidst vast neptune's realm -
a thought-filled room bedecked with sparkling gems.
no spammer, griefer, troller shall you be.
for once you press upon that link above
transfiguration thereupon awaits
along with hope and humor. lo! for once
a jellyfish has found her ilk in name,
no other site shall ever be the same.