"A drunk parrot writes the song."

Translation:Psittacus ebrius carmen scribit.

September 12, 2019



What luck! This is just the very passage from Cicero that I had been struggling with!

September 12, 2019


It's hard to believe, but Erasmus collected a refrain with «psittacus» in it, in his Adagia:

«Senex psittacus negligit ferulam».

The old parrot cares not for the staff.

I only found this refrain because of the Duolingo sentence,

so you'll always learn something from the strange sentences!

September 12, 2019, 10:58 PM
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