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"Ante primam horam psittacus est ebrius."

Translation:Before the first hour the parrot is drunk.

September 3, 2019

33 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KatrinaTheLamia

I nominate the Drunk Dishonest Parrot to be the Mascot of Latin for English Speakers.

Much like the Horse Who Collects Teeth are the Mascot of Spanish for English Speakers.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oldestguru

I vote for him :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cquark

Is anyone else getting increasingly worried about this poor parrot?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/friskefox

Yes, I'm worried about his liver function.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/radikian

the parrot might be interested in an AA group...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Schnueffi

If it was my parrot, I would go to the vet


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JustinNizz

This parrot is out of control.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EdwardVanc1

I want to party with that parrot. I hope I can keep up.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thequietgiraffe

It's the fifth hour somewhere!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aevuh

Sounds like Duo the owl has an axe to grind with this much behind-back talked about parrot.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharlotteK938995

Do we ever get to learn the story of the drunk and deceitful parrot?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Antimatter162

Did you ever hear the tragedy of the Drunk and Deceitful PArrot?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Man_in_lego_city

I thought not. It's not a story schools would tell you. It's a duolingo legend.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/clm2magee

How many problems about drunk parrots are there in this course?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Schnueffi

I get the impression that the Roman philosophy devoted itself mainly to dipsomaniac birds!!!!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carissa789117

It woke the cook early.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WallyWalla3

I want to know if "parrot" is a euphemism in ancient Rome.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DonLeoPorsche

When we had studied Catullus in latin class, we learned he used "passer" aka "sparrow" as an euphemism. Cue to a bunch of teenage boys giggling when he declared that "passer mortuus est".

So it was definitely a thing, can't tell though if the Romans dragged the parrot into this as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RichardBet343802

The 'psi' part of the word suggests it's a Greek loanword, so perhaps it's one of many ways the Romans would sneer at their Greek neighbours?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jessica-Jean

Right you are about the etymology, according to Wiktionary. I don’t know if it was a slur on Greeks though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gazun5

First Century Problems


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kathleen513974

I need a parrot like that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harrison324384

The parrot is starting to sound more and more like a frat bro.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brilli15Bri

This parrot is always drunk


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KlausLuger999

And Angry! Don't forget that!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Athalawulfaz

"Before the first hour the parrot is drunken" was not accepted (20/01/2021).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ArcanoAngel

My only question is how does he continue to get beer?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scian4

Drinking rum before the second hour makes you a pirate, not an alcoholic!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheLandingEagle

Is this one of those that get destroyed by fire later?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/machucaw

You say it like it's a bad thing...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dave299987

Did the Romans not have dogs, cats, horses, sheep, rabbits, pigs and goats? Why are these lessons fixated on peacocks and parrots?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/machucaw

Ego psittacus ebrius mihi placet!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JuanelDonJ

that parrot has such a lifestyle!

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