Warning rhymes are put up around Clacton-on-Sea wishing unpleasant things to happen to anyone who drops their rubbish. Essex.
M/S of a signpost by the sand saying 'Who throws his rubbish on the sand and letter shed on every hand may his back axle let him down a good ten miles from any town.' M/S of another saying 'Who breaks off boughs and lets them lie beside the trees to fade and die may earwigs creep into his ear and caterpillars spoil his beer.' A third says 'Who picnics by the sad sea waves and all the front with litter paves may indigestion rack his chest and ants invade his pants and vest.'