Dear Administrator of the Pootling Society Website,
I recently happened upon the website of the Pootling Society, and I found it sadly devoid of information on, or, indeed, aids to, pootling. I'd be interested to hear what your plans for the site are, and respectfully suggest that it might feature illustrations of G. K. Chesterton, whom one of my internetian colleagues nominates as the western world's foremost pootler. He is certainly a more obvious pootler than the young lass with the yellow hair and the telephone. Do you have any reliable information about the etymology of the word "pootle"? Or a list of notable pootlers? Or handy hints for pootling novices? Or firm ideas on the comparative qualities of pootlers vis à vis flâneurs? Also, did you know that "pookie" is Northumbrian dialect for "snail"?