Well, not really a comment but reading this http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a1_079.html
I remembered an old Swedish folk riddle:

What aims at the heel but hits the nose?

Since this is a comment (sort of) on one of Cecil’s columns, and not a Staff Report, I’ll move this to the appropriate forum.

Thank you for that, bibliophage, I realized too late that I posted it in the wrong forum.