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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ultra-b

Enough with the parrots

I keep seeing sentences involving parrots as the antagonists in some sentences. Can we get some more evildoers or adversaries? We have about 2500 years of Latin history to pick from.

October 13, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tembo441

Weasels...

They're evil.


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

Duo does not like other birds. Duo gets nervous when they are around.

Duo especially does not like ducks...
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/8714279


Related:
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/27877749

Legendary:
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/11109039
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/27203839


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

So you wish to register a complaint?


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

Ahahahahah! :D

Don't give them any ideas or they will come up with lumberjack sentences too!

https://youtu.be/vnciwwsvNcc


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tembo441

Ex-psittacus est.


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

You are pretty good at this. :)

Birds of a feather...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tembo441

Colligent? Sharon et Tracey sunt.


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

After about two and a half minutes listening to them argue over a dead parrot, I'm glad I skipped forward and heard the lumberjack song. I actually sing that every once in awhile but Idk if I ever saw the original MP skit. Thanks!


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

Yeah, it gets a bit dreary but maybe it will help to read a long page about it on Wikipedia... :D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Parrot_sketch

It was originally a sketch on their television show, but was adapted to the above version for the film/movie: And Now for Something Completely Different. They still perform the sketch in live shows.

And yeah, the Lumberjack song is classic. I like this one too:

https://youtu.be/-m-xZ4gz4MM

I guess the Latin course more than any other should celebrate, "Talk like a Pirate Day":

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Talk_Like_a_Pirate_Day


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tembo441

Plurimae queremoniae


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

Parrots are purely part of roman aristocracy


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tembo441

"Purely" ?

Nothing pure about the roman aristocracy.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChristianS660290

The word "purly" modified the verb, hence why it's an adverb. He didn't say anything about roman aristocracy being pure. He said parrots being a part of roman aristocracy is pure - there's a big difference.


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

I think it was joking around, (now taken a bit too seriously).

I get the feeling that Tembo441 being so clever knows the difference.


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

Parrots don't bother me, they are fun. The only flaw is that I tend to memorize the sentences with the drunk parrots, and I'd like more variety, or memorizing only idiomatic sentences.

Yes, I would prefer more sentences that teach me something, like paedogagus, garum, lararium, etc... and just a bit of weird animals for fun (but not always parrots, we could use it to learn other names.)

That's the only problem for me.
Maybe another problem too, it makes the forum fun and relaxed, but sometimes it also makes it flooded with joke.

I warn Latin course contributors: the course is very recent, but one day you will have a page with 10000 jokes (often all the same ones) about your parrot in the sentence. It happens on other courses.


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

Polly want a cracker? Squawk!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GregoryFor18

Psittacus crustulum velit!


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

Psittaci irati non amo te ! Respecta psitacci sacris pro eius doctrina.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tembo441

Praenimis tristis est.

Your slogan:

SPQR "Senatus, Psittacisque Romanis"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPQR

Obviously, Wikipedia got it wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/James277631

I just figured that parrots would be a significant theme in most Latin writings?

But yes, it's definitely odd.


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

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