Used to describe a dead person or animal as a way of convincing somebody that the corpse is not, in fact, dead.
First used by Michael Palin in reference to a dead Norweigan Blue parrot in the famous Monty Python Sketch.
"...And when I bought it not half an hour ago, you assured me that its lack of movement was due to it being tired and shagged out after a long squawk."
"It's probably pining for the fjords."
"Pining for the fjords, what kind of talk is that?"