The CUSS words in this post have been encripted to shadow the guitly.
I have never owned a parrot, myna bird, or other talking fowl, but I have heard them in pet stores, and there have been visiting owners, and whatnot.
“Mindless fer! Mindless fer!”
We don’t teach parrots to say that. Now, would the bird, a mindless fer himself, call the hearer a fer (in a manner akin to that of machine intelligence) and transmit the message of someone else, or would the parrot implicate itself and thereby the hearer (in a wisdom that transcends the system) with the locution?
I’m reminded of “Jennifer,” the myna bird in The Nutty Professor that knows more than a human.
According to recent polls, “Hello!” is the phrase most often taught to talkers. “Cracker” is a classic that still lives. People give their birds all kinds of names.
But they rarely teach them to say, “All your goodies are gone.” I doubt that a parrot has ever been crucified.