During one game of Call My Bluff I had just finished what I thought was a convincing definition, claiming that a particular word related to the invention of the windmill. Alan shook his head at me and declared: 'Nonsense, Toksvig. Everyone knows that the windmill was invented for the sole purpose of filling up the blank bits in the back of 16th-century Flemish paintings.'
From the Sandi Toksvig in the Telegraph, 28 Sept '07, by way of Windmill World
Those medieval paintings? Just warming up for the main show, of course.