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Warwick woman accused of training pet bird to swear at ex-husband's new girlfriend
Providence Journal ^ | September 7, 2012 | Mike McKinney

Posted on 09/07/2012 8:00:21 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

WARWICK, R.I. -- A year-long dispute has landed two neighbors in court.

At issue: Willy's the cockatoo's salty language.

In court documents, Kathleen Melker of 55 Harris Ave. asserts she was within earshot of Willy, her neighbor's pet, when he repeatedly called her "whore." The incident, she says, punctuated an acrimonious relationship with Lynne Taylor of 51 Harris Ave. that she says included Taylor pelting rocks over the fence and threats to capture Melker's cat and "drown it in the Bay." No charges have been filed.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: birds; chat; chicks; chippy; cockatoo; napl; waronwomen; whore
Imagine if this bird saw Fluke.
1 posted on 09/07/2012 8:00:25 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sounds like a solution to me.


2 posted on 09/07/2012 8:01:50 AM PDT by sauropod (Only two of God's creatures can employ the term "we": newspaper editors and men with tapeworms-Hayes)
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To: ConservativeStatement

lol.

I’m not actually sure this is illegal.


3 posted on 09/07/2012 8:02:50 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: sauropod

Pets can be very perceptive about humans, you know...


4 posted on 09/07/2012 8:03:11 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Warwick woman accused of training pet bird to swear at ex-husband’s new girlfriend

Boy, you just can’t make stuff like this up.


5 posted on 09/07/2012 8:03:19 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: ConservativeStatement

THIS is the FUNNIEST thing I have read in a LONG, LONG time! :-)!


6 posted on 09/07/2012 8:04:01 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: GeronL

The cockatoo’s “War on Women” never ends.


7 posted on 09/07/2012 8:05:51 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not a ping.


8 posted on 09/07/2012 8:08:46 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: sauropod; All
Sounds like a solution to me.
hehe..sounds like an fine American solution
"borrowed / copied" from Winston Churchill.
(who also had a parrot cursing A. Hitler et al)

9 posted on 09/07/2012 8:10:46 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I think teaching a parrot to berate your xhusbands girl friend is really funny.


10 posted on 09/07/2012 8:14:33 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: henkster

That’s my wife’s opinion also.

When i met her, she had three cats. She said that they felt very at ease around me.

This is a little wierd because I am not really a cat person.


11 posted on 09/07/2012 8:16:53 AM PDT by sauropod (Only two of God's creatures can employ the term "we": newspaper editors and men with tapeworms-Hayes)
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To: sauropod

This’ll be a 2013 movie, just you watch and see.


12 posted on 09/07/2012 8:18:04 AM PDT by George from New England
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To: henkster

Yep, a lot of dogs don’t seem to like the Amish don’t cha know


13 posted on 09/07/2012 8:21:17 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: V_TWIN

“So lady, what did the Turkey do?”


14 posted on 09/07/2012 8:22:17 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: George from New England

Where’s Dr. Doolittle? Chicks get into cat fight over bird.


15 posted on 09/07/2012 8:22:38 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: George from New England

Women have to be Democrats.

One more way in how they are giving us the bird! ‘Pod


16 posted on 09/07/2012 8:25:02 AM PDT by sauropod (Only two of God's creatures can employ the term "we": newspaper editors and men with tapeworms-Hayes)
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To: sauropod

My husband is a veterinarian and every night when he watches TV (while napping) two cats and a Corgi compete for a spot on his lap.


17 posted on 09/07/2012 8:25:38 AM PDT by texas_mrs (We need ideas, not ideology.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

So I have a question - is “whore” a curse word? Granted it is an insult but what is the threshold a word has to cross to become a curse word? Is that threshold absolute or does it change over time?

I am interested in hearing your thoughts.


18 posted on 09/07/2012 8:37:47 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: henkster
I once had a friend with a big macaw. It picked up his wife's shrew voice she used when she was relly pissed at him. (Which was evidently a lot, cause they're divorced now.)

There would be times I'd knock on the door when no one was home, but the bird would start bitching at him in her voice. "Jeeezow, REEEEiiickk, clean that shit up!". Other times it sounded just like him answering the phone.

The only way to tell it was just the bird was to keep knocking and no one would come to the door.

19 posted on 09/07/2012 8:39:18 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: taxcontrol

This is the dictionary definition “a woman who engages in promiscuous sexual intercourse, usually for money; prostitute; harlot; strumpet.” My assumption is if it isn’t directly related to a woman who fits the definition, it can be considered slander. In this instance, I don’t see the validity of a court case based on the bird saying it but there appears to be other issues involving the individuals. What would be comical is if the bird was smuggled into the DNC.


20 posted on 09/07/2012 8:57:32 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

There’s not a lot of detail in this story. What I want to know is, who in their right mind divorces a woman and then continues to live next door to her? Talk about asking for trouble.


21 posted on 09/07/2012 9:15:50 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: US Navy Vet

shivering Parrot “pardon my previous language, and by the way, what did the chicken do?”


22 posted on 09/07/2012 9:33:17 AM PDT by Docbarleypop
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To: ConservativeStatement

My wife and I take in homeless, handicapped and abused exotic birds. We currently have 15, including two cockatoos (they aren’t very good talkers, BTW).

While this story seems funny on the surface, I would urge anyone who has a parrot to PLEASE DO NOT TEACH IT TO CURSE!

People think that’s so funny, but they don’t consider that parrots can live up to 80 years. Almost every long-lived parrot will end up needing to find a new owner at some point. Many people won’t take a bird that curses, even though the bird doesn’t know what it’s saying, it’s just repeating something it knows will get it some attention.

I have heard of people locking birds in dark closets and other punishments (which doesn’t work with parrot and is just animal cruelty) to try to make them stop cursing.

If you teach your parrot to curse, you are severely limiting its chances of finding a loving home in the future. To people like me who love parrots, it ain’t funny.


23 posted on 09/07/2012 9:38:44 AM PDT by HHFi
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To: Boogieman

someone who wants to see their kids...or their bird?


24 posted on 09/07/2012 9:46:41 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hilarious, and difficult to prove the bird didn’t hear the word and naturally repeat it (likely said every time the woman saw the other one, and bird associated it).

Liberace once said “ I never worked with animal acts.... but I might have kissed a ......” well, you know.


25 posted on 09/07/2012 10:05:16 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: ConservativeStatement; al baby; Allegra; BufordP; EveningStar; JRios1968; Lazamataz; ...

Funny!


26 posted on 09/07/2012 10:05:47 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Monkey Face

A bird story ...


27 posted on 09/07/2012 10:09:13 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Spinach at every meal.)
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To: HHFi
I let my parrot see constant reruns of President Obama's speeches.

Now, all the parrot will do, is make empty promises it has no intention of keeping.

28 posted on 09/07/2012 10:20:25 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: HHFi

When my daughter went away for a weekend once when she had a pet cockatoo, her brothers put Weird Al’s “George of the Jungle” track (from his Dare To Be Stupid album) on her CD sound system on repeat for the whole weekend, hoping the bird would sing it endlessly when she came out. The bird only repeated it a few times when she came home though. I don’t know whether it stopped on its own or she somehow discouraged it from singing the song.


29 posted on 09/07/2012 10:28:32 AM PDT by Thud
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To: ConservativeStatement
In court documents, Kathleen Melker of 55 Harris Ave. asserts she was within earshot of Willy, her neighbor's pet, when he repeatedly called her "whore."


HO RLY?

30 posted on 09/07/2012 10:29:34 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Ya Rly)
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To: HHFi
I let my parrot see constant reruns of President Obama's speeches.

Now, all the parrot will do, is make empty promises it has no intention of keeping.

31 posted on 09/07/2012 10:50:05 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: HHFi
My wife has been very adament about "salty" language around our amazon. She's quite good at picking out a new word, especially if it's something quick and loud like when a frozen package of meat falls out of the freezer onto your foot (don't ask). If you just drop it and don't repeat the word it is quickly forgotten, but often repeated words (I have become a little hard of hearing in one side and tend to say "what" a lot lately) can result in some strange conversations:

Me: "Good morning - Step up"

Parrot: "What"

32 posted on 09/07/2012 11:29:44 AM PDT by par4
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To: Squawk 8888; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
For those trying to remember the old joke, the punchline is "Hello Keith!"


33 posted on 09/07/2012 11:30:59 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
..and all this time I thought it was..."Kenneth, what is the frequency?"


34 posted on 09/07/2012 11:48:19 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: GeronL

Ex wife and new girlfriend fighting over a cockatoo ?

Is that grammatically correct ?


35 posted on 09/07/2012 3:15:57 PM PDT by Squantos
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To: Squantos
Is that grammatically correct ?

I don't know but I have seen it happen many times on ALL STAR WRESTLING.

36 posted on 09/07/2012 8:03:14 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: GeronL
I’m not actually sure this is illegal.

What... Being a whore, or being called on it by a bird?

37 posted on 09/07/2012 8:10:59 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: UCANSEE2

training a bird to swear, lol


38 posted on 09/07/2012 8:13:13 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ConservativeStatement; a fool in paradise

Birds are people, too!


39 posted on 09/07/2012 8:14:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: par4

My neighbor’s Amazon is amazing (it does a terrific jazz trumpet and clarinet.) We were at dinner when one of our hosts asked the other if he’d fed the bird. When he said “Of course I did,” the bird blurted out “LIAR!”


40 posted on 09/07/2012 8:40:14 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Lazamataz

Wonder if we can come up with 101 reasons a parrot would make a better president than Obama?

1. A parrot doesn’t require a teleprompter to speak a sentence.
2. A parrot will work for peanuts.
3. A parrot and its mate fly for free.
4. A parrot will defend its territory.
5. A parrot knows the value of nest eggs.
6. A parrot doesn’t appease. It eats peas.
7. When a parrot bows towards you and its tail is down it isn’t to show you respect it is to tell you to back off or prepare to get bitten.
8. When a parrot bows and the tail is up, look out below- unlike the current president a parrot doesn’t just ooze the stuff constantly.
9. It is rare for a parrot to say the words “I” or “me.”
10. When a parrot yells “cracker!” it is not a racist smear, it is an order.
11. A parrot never pulls the race card.
12. A parrot doesn’t beg. It just expects you to do your business while it does its business.
13. A parrot has never won a Nobel Peace prize for doing absolutely nothing.
14. A parrot will never ban french fries.
15. A parrot never looks for itself in the newspaper.
16. A parrot can drop a message into the newspapers even if the press is biased.
17. A parrot can open a beer can with its beak.
18. When is the last time a parrot made an embarassing plea for the Olympic Games?
19. Parrots don’t golf.
20. Parrots aren’t addicted to taxpayer funded wagyu beef.
21. A parrot has no way to profit from insider information.
22. A parrot will never knowingly lie.
23. The First Hen will not attempt to raise your children.


41 posted on 09/07/2012 9:38:33 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The President walks into a bar with a parrot on his shoulder.
Bartender asks, “where’d you get THAT?!?”
Parrot says: “Kenya!”


42 posted on 09/08/2012 12:44:06 AM PDT by golux
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To: golux

A Muslim, a communist, and an illegal alien walk into a bar.

The bartender says “What’ll it be, Mr President?”


43 posted on 09/08/2012 2:02:24 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Can you find the bird in this picture? - lolcats.com
44 posted on 09/08/2012 2:09:58 AM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

The Avian war on women continues.


45 posted on 09/08/2012 8:10:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The guy who was going to stop the rise of the oceans now can’t even fend off a few raindrops.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Gotta keep ‘em birdfoot and pregnant.


46 posted on 09/08/2012 8:21:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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