Being the musings of a Yorkshire lass living in the USA. I'm a book geek, bird nerd, grammar Nazi, and hockey nut. Sarcasm is my default setting.
I love how Nesbit doesn't dumb anything down for her readers. I had to go and look up 'oricalchum'.
This could also work for 'Cryptozoology'. Don't worry though, the psammead isn't dangerous, just a sarcastic little bastard with a superiority complex.