Friday, October 02, 2020

Pottymouth Parrots

LONDON – A British zoo has had to separate five foul-mouthed parrots who keepers say were encouraging each other to swear. 

Billy, Eric, Tyson, Jade and Elsie joined Lincolnshire Wildlife Centre’s colony of 200 gray parrots in August, and soon revealed a penchant for blue language. 


  1. My Mama told a tale about going to Southern California (we're from Atlanta for generations back) c.1958 with "the first sonofabitch [she] married". She was about 21 and in her prime was a damned fine-looking woman in face and form. They went to Catalina Island and at one point entered a courtyard with a parrot in a cage in the middle of it. When Mama came into view the parrot gave out with a wolf whistle and said loudly, "HEY GOOD LOOKIN'! (whistle) HEY ALL YOU SONSABITCHES, LOOK AT THAT PRETTY GIRL! (whistle) GODDAM! LOOK AT HER BOYS!", and more in the vein. They learned from one of the people working in the area that US Navy sailors, who passed through the area in droves, had taught the bird what to say and when.

  2. There was a nature show on a few years back about how parrots in the Amazon are learning swearing from loggers, etc. You can now walk through sections of the rain forest and hear dozens of parrots swearing at you.

  3. Pebbles is the best. Go to 1:00 min mark.


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