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International Answer The Phone Like A Parrot Day

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Ian Tindale, Apr 01 2005

Freddie "Parrot Face" Davies http://www.bbc.co.u...mu_1299002877.shtml
Only tangentially relevant...to anything. [DrBob, Apr 01 2005]

apparently they *croak* http://www.percevia...obj/104/target.aspx
ravens that is. [po, Apr 04 2005]

of course, *our* birds sing! http://www.virtual-....com/birdsounds.htm
this is a rather lovely site... [po, Apr 04 2005]


       You're crackers! <squawk!>
DrBob, Apr 01 2005

       "this is aol technical support service, your call might be recorded, my name is dave, calls cost 50p a minute, how can I help you?" <squawk>
po, Apr 01 2005

       Done. I just frightened somebody from the University of Birmingham, who was phoning to request an inter-library loan.
salachair, Apr 01 2005

       Re: link I'll say it's irrelevant, two of those parrots have fur. edit: three
dentworth, Apr 01 2005

       Baked by... wait for it...
The French, who are incapable of sounding out a leading ‘h’.
Shz, Apr 01 2005

       That was hardly worth the wait.   

       Perhaps there should be an idea for a telemarketer-handling parrot. "<squawk> tell me more <squawk> I'm interested, and want to hear more <whistle>"
Worldgineer, Apr 01 2005

       I sometimes work with a well-to-do man who loves parrots. A lot. In fact he has 76 parrots. His ringtone is a recording of one of them going "'Ello 'ello?".
wagster, Apr 01 2005

       My friends have a parrot that mimicks the exact sound of their phone ringing and then he answers "Hello? Helloooo?" and then says "Oh, OK," and laughs. It's pretty funny. He sounds so human.
Machiavelli, Apr 01 2005

       Sad parrots go online.
nineteenthly, Apr 01 2005

       On the internet, no one knows you're a parrot
hippo, Apr 01 2005

       On the internet, no one knows you're a parrot <caw>
Worldgineer, Apr 01 2005

       Crows caw. Parrots squawk. Unless you're a talking crow, [World]?
Machiavelli, Apr 01 2005

       Parrots make a lot of noises. Maybe mine's copying a crow. <cuckoo>
Worldgineer, Apr 01 2005

       You callin' me crazy? heh.
Machiavelli, Apr 01 2005

       Sounded like a parrot copying a mynah bird imitating a tape recording of various bird sounds, to me.
Ian Tindale, Apr 01 2005

       Crows are actually exceptional mimics of other bird's calls.
BTW "Wossname! Wossname Wossname!"
gnomethang, Apr 01 2005

       Or was it 476...   

       ... all on a LAN.
wagster, Apr 01 2005

       I work at a company who's initials are LOM - which means answering the phone thus:
I think it might catch on!
zen_tom, Apr 01 2005

       "strangers in the night...glances!"
k_sra, Apr 01 2005

       Could be a bit worrying. My neighbours budgie could say a few words, which were:   

       Bugger off   

       Fuck off   

       Piss off.   

       No need to say, it used to bite. Hard.
froglet, Apr 01 2005

       You big boy!
po, Apr 01 2005

       Hi, [po]. <nevermore>
Worldgineer, Apr 01 2005

       crows rule!
po, Apr 01 2005

Worldgineer, Apr 01 2005

       I eat crow. Sometimes. Okay, a lot.
Machiavelli, Apr 02 2005

       It's five in the morning, I just got off work, all is quiet, I check my E-mail, I check the halfbakery and there you are, scattered all over the world and,   

       You guys make me smile, nice.+
zeno, Apr 02 2005

       The zeno smiles.   

       That was a raven, [poe].
Worldgineer, Apr 02 2005

       according to Peterson's Eastern Birds (USA)the Northern Raven is larger and has a different voice. and contrary to popular belief, (ctpb) a crow cannot be taught to speak. edit: I just read an article that says all the crow and raven family can mimic, so perhaps some do say a word in the right surroundings.
dentworth, Apr 02 2005

       Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore -
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
''Tis some visitor', I muttered, 'tapping at my chamber door - Only this and nothing more'...

       Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven
froglet, Apr 02 2005

       What noise does a raven make?
hidden truths, Apr 04 2005

po, Apr 04 2005

       buggar, [po], I was so hopeful, but the blinkin firewall wont allow the sound file to download. active X blahblah... do the birds also sing in Finnish?   

       anyone out there know how to override a firewall ?
dentworth, Apr 04 2005

       [po] that raven sounded mighty damn angry
hidden truths, Apr 04 2005

       In space no one can hear your Squawk!
37PiecesOf Flair, Apr 04 2005

       You guys are stark raven mad!
energy guy, Apr 04 2005

       One of my mom's coworkers had a parrot who was imitating their (the coworker and coworker's spouse) cell ringtones, and being pretty annoying about it. One day, The Spouse finally said, "Stop that!" and the parrot replied "What are you gonna do, kick my ass?"   

       My birthday is National Talk Like a Pirate day. Just thought I'd share.
disbomber, Apr 05 2005

       Don't have too many tots of rum [disbomber] or we'll have you put in the brig.
wagster, Apr 05 2005

       And the ice age ended on July 19th.
calum, Apr 05 2005

       Is that a veiled reference to the Father Ted episode in which Dougal pinpoints July 19th as the day the Ice Age ended?   

       "The 19th of July...'On this day'...'Galway liberated from Indians'...'Church condemns cars for first time'...Aha! Ted. 'Ice Age ends'"
Mr Phase, Dec 21 2005

       It is indeed but I can't imagine why I said it, now. Perhaps a comment or so is now delete.
calum, Dec 21 2005

       don't you just hate it when that happens.
po, Dec 21 2005

       I'm bored now. Let's play Buckaroo!
DrBob, Dec 21 2005

       You lucky bastard, [disbomber]. I must say that I have personally trained my parrot to take calls for me while I'm out of the vessel. "Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight!" "Yes I'm looking for a Miss Lucy Bellwood?" "Pretty polly! 15 men on a dead man's chest!" "Ah, thank you so much. I'll try the cell." /click.
Yarr, Dec 31 2005

       Arrr, then this must be disbomber's birthday, then, if ye's been follerin' the annotatin' goin' on in these parts. Ahaarr. 'Appy one, te ye.
Ian Tindale, Sep 19 2006

       Yarr, this be the first of those here annotations that I be reading, and confusing me mightily it has been. But a large tot of grog and a look at the date shivered me timbers enough to regain me much-battered senses.
Mr Phase, Sep 19 2006

       Guess what it is this saturday?
Ian Tindale, Sep 17 2009

       The 19th of September? Or are you saying we should wait until Saturday, and then guess what "it" may be?
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Sep 17 2009

Ian Tindale, Sep 19 2009

       By my Beard! He's right!
gnomethang, Sep 19 2009

       By my Beard! He's right!
gnomethang, Sep 19 2009

       It's almost over and I forgot to talk like a pirate alllll day dammit.
blissmiss, Sep 19 2009


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