Who’s A Pretty Boy Then. 2.

For your further edification dear peeps,

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With reference to an earlier post today.

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Mr T has just informed me that the earliest known reference to the  phrase ‘sick as a parrot’ originated in a book published in 1682, written by Aphra Behn, and titled ‘The False Count’.

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In scene 2 a chambermaid called Jacinta enters the drawing room and says,  “Lord, Madam, you are as melancholy as a sick parrot.

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The first modern reference was in Private Eye in 1979, and this was probably rekindled by the hilarious Monty Python sketch about the dead parrot in the 70’s.

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There you are, do not say that there is no culture on my site.

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And thank you to Mr T.

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LOL

J

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