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Swearing parrot banned
News Limited ^ | July 27, 2005

Posted on 07/27/2005 12:31:41 AM PDT by kingattax

A FOUL-mouthed parrot previously owned by a lorry driver has been banished from public areas in a British animal sanctuary after repeatedly embarrassing his keepers. Barney, a five-year-old Macaw, is now kept indoors at Warwickshire Animal Sanctuary in Nuneaton, central England, when outsiders visit after abusing dignitaries with swearword-littered insults.

"He's told a lady mayoress to f--- off and he told a lady vicar: 'And you can f--- off as well'," sanctuary worker Stacey Clark said.

Nor did the forces of law and order escape, she added.

"Two policemen came to have a look at the centre. He told them: 'And you can f--- off you two w---ers'."

Clark said sanctuary workers believed Barney either picked up the phrases from television or was taught them by his previous owner, a lorry driver who emigrated to Spain.

"He does say 'Hello, big boy' and 'Thank you' when you give him a biscuit," she added.

"But it's mainly naughty words and always to the wrong people. We're trying to teach him not to swear. Macaws are very intelligent birds."

Macaw ... who's a naughty boy? / file


TOPICS: Humor; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: macaw; parrot; swearing

1 posted on 07/27/2005 12:31:42 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax
"He's told a lady mayoress to f--- off and he told a lady vicar: 'And you can f--- off as well',"

I suppose it's too much to hope for that if I sent him the Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania's home phone number, he'd know how to reverse the charges.

2 posted on 07/27/2005 12:39:46 AM PDT by LTCJ
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To: kingattax
Sell pretty boy to Disney. They can make a cute B flick about a misunderestimated critter. Ole Yeller with an R rating. Billy Bob Thorton with an eye patch goes to London and inherits a Macaw. Hi jinx ensue.
3 posted on 07/27/2005 1:38:31 AM PDT by carumba
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To: kingattax
But it's mainly naughty words and always to the wrong people...Macaws are very intelligent birds.

Like the lady said, macaws are very intelligent birds. I'm not about to second-guess the appropriateness of Barney's comments...

4 posted on 07/27/2005 1:57:29 AM PDT by elli1
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To: kingattax

I think I've run into a few of these swearing parrots lately on FR.


5 posted on 07/27/2005 3:20:44 AM PDT by John Filson
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To: kingattax

Still not as good as the parrot from Scary Movie 2


6 posted on 07/27/2005 4:37:29 AM PDT by bobjam
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To: socal_parrot

Evil twin?


7 posted on 07/27/2005 4:49:58 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: kingattax
This reminds me of the story about a preacher that inherited a foul mouthed (foul beaked?) parrot. He tried and tried to get the bird to use more civil language but after about a week of trying he had taken enough and threw the bird in the freezer for about five minutes. When he took the parrot out the bird was very contrite and subdued. "I would like to apologize for my previous behavior and language and I assure you that it will not happen again." The preacher was dumbfounded until the bird said; "I just have one question. What did the turkey in there do?"
8 posted on 07/27/2005 4:57:09 AM PDT by Cowman (Just when you hit the bottom of the stupid hole you notice the guy next to you is digging)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Oh f**k off!!!


9 posted on 07/27/2005 6:34:19 AM PDT by socal_parrot (Daddy don't conga!)
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To: kingattax

My daughter has 2 macaws upstairs in the bedroom next to my wonderful son, who gets really upset at loud noises. Her birds have taken to saying " shut the $&@# up".
Now my 2 African grey's only say cute things, because I threatened family. My greys will imitate perfectly the voice of the person who they are imitating. So, if they say foul things, I'll know exactly whose mouth to soap up! The worst they do is mumble under their breath.


10 posted on 07/27/2005 8:33:15 PM PDT by Lil2Bizzy (I Chose The Road Less Traveled. Now Where Am I?)
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To: kingattax; Ms Jeezlooweez
say what!!!!!
11 posted on 07/27/2005 8:52:50 PM PDT by scott says
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To: scott says

lol


12 posted on 07/28/2005 12:51:33 PM PDT by kingattax
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