I watched two local teenage girls walking along the pier, arm in arm as the sky turned milky pink early one evening. Nearby on the beach a young speckled seagull strutted around, drinking from a small stream that trickled into the sea.
" Look, it's a duck!" said one girl to the other, pointing at the seagull.
" Ma quanto sei scema, how stupid you are!" replied the other girl, "that's not a duck, it's a turkey!"
" Aaah, va bene", the first girl stood corrected, accepting her friends superior knowledge.
They stood for a while and watched the turkey-duck that was actually a seagull, and eventually strolled off happily,