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Old 07-07-2011, 04:35 PM
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Wink Be careful what you say!!!

Well, it only takes once.

Goodness...I got into a bit of a heated conversation on the phone last week. This is a real rarity with me. Suffice it to say, I used some colorful language.

Bitty, who I was taking great pride in having a very clean vocabulary, is now sitting by herself saying "f'er...f'er....f'er". I mean, how do they know that is the word to learn?!?!

Typical kid for you.

I am making a concerted effort to not say this ever again in her presence. Yet somehow I just know that even if I don't...30 years from now she will be saying it when I'm on the phone or when I have guests.

A word of caution to all of you parronts. They are always listening!!!

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Re: Be careful what you say!!!

You have to admit it can be funny. When I go to clean the cage or fresh the water I will say "dirty, dirty water or cage" Now Rosie is saying everything is dirty. Boy when they get ahold of a new word they say it over and over again.

I may be daft but what is "f'er...f'er....f'er". You can pm me with this.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:53 PM
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Re: Be careful what you say!!!

LOL. Even though you may not like that she is saying it, I must say it is hilarious . Out of all these words you probably said on the phone, she picked out that word? Haha, smart bird .
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:30 PM
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Re: Be careful what you say!!!

lol. Merlin said worse than that when we brought him home from the petstore. We had to ignore him, no reaction, no facial movements, no laughing lol. He hasn't said it for several years. It was very hard not to laugh, it was so upexpected coming from his little birdy mouth.
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:03 PM
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Re: Be careful what you say!!!

LOL That is okay NoFear...

Have I got a story for you.....

My dad loves watching sporting events on television. One evening, he was watching boxing. And apparently, T.J., our double yellow Amazon decided she wasn't getting enough attention. She kept calling dad. "Dad...Dad... Hey Dad!" to which my father repeatedly answered "T.J., shut the F up."

After he had told the bird off for the third time, I then lecture my father. "You're going to be a grandfather someday, and this bird is going to cuss like a sailor and your kids are going to be madder than a hornet with you because you taught the bird to say these things and the kids are going to pick it up from the bird!"

So, the boxing match is soon over. My dad goes to the trash can to throw away his candy wrappers, which is near the bird cage. And my father starts petting T.J., and loving on her. "You're such a pretty birdie... Daddy loves you, etc...." To which the bird then says to my dad....


"Shut the F up, Dad!"

I fell off the couch laughing.

Now my dad, he is like "No, don't say that... Daddy loves you, blah blah blah."
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Re: Be careful what you say!!!

It really annoys me when people try to convince me to teach my parrot to swear, or when they take it upon themselves to do it. Thankfully the least appropriate thing she says is "POOPY GIRL!" which is hilarious and not an issue.

I wonder if anyone's birds have ever picked up sex sounds? I think that would be much worse.
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:10 PM
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It really annoys me when people try to convince me to teach my parrot to swear, or when they take it upon themselves to do it. Thankfully the least appropriate thing she says is "POOPY GIRL!" which is hilarious and not an issue.

I wonder if anyone's birds have ever picked up sex sounds? I think that would be much worse.
Oh yeah... That has happened with the Amazons. Very embarrassing, as I knew they were sounds from the master bedroom all the way at the end of the house. I don't think my parents ever realized it though, even though they were mimicking THEM....
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:14 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by AmazonServant View Post
I wonder if anyone's birds have ever picked up sex sounds? I think that would be much worse.
And you are correct. Let's just say Gandalf was not being a very good wingman that morning.
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:31 PM
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Re: Be careful what you say!!!

What about the story about the grey that started saying "divorce & just be patient". The wife heard about from the bird. Could be a urban legend.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:20 PM
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Re: Be careful what you say!!!

Quote: Originally Posted by AmazonServant View Post
It really annoys me when people try to convince me to teach my parrot to swear, or when they take it upon themselves to do it. Thankfully the least appropriate thing she says is "POOPY GIRL!" which is hilarious and not an issue.

I wonder if anyone's birds have ever picked up sex sounds? I think that would be much worse.
haha I'd forgotten about this actually.

7 years ago, my ex's cockatoo. When I moved in she said one thing, "Hey Gabby", in a variety of tones to express different moods and desires. Well, about 3 months later we noticed her making ... Other sounds.

We laughed about it but we'd only heard it once so we didn't think anything of it. Turns out, every time we left Gabby would start in. Gradually getting louder and louder.

We were out walking the birds one day and one of our neighbors came out to talk to us and casually commented, "Oh so that's where all that noise is coming from. We thought you two just had a really great relationship!" She walked back into her house laughing hysterically.

It took us about 5 minutes of puzzling over her comment before we put it together but Gabby cemented it all for us one Sunday afternoon as we pulled in the driveway and she reached her "climax". You could hear her from the street.

No one else ever said anything about it but I wanted to crawl into a hole and never be seen again. haha

Now my biggest fear is that my baby sister will teach Pi to say, "You're a cutie!" in this obnoxiously high pitched tone that Madison picks up the moment she sees the bird.
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