A bit of bird talk!



Today’s underused words :-

333Popinjay – a parrot

Picaroon –a scoundrel

Pardie –  irreverent or careless use of a sacred name

Peradventure – perhaps, possibly




Joan led a quiet life.  She lost her husband a while back and really missed his company.

She thought about getting a pet, but she wasn’t really a cat or dog person. Then one of her friends suggested she get a popinjay.  Not only would it keep her company, but they’d also be able to talk to each other! 

She found a beauty at the pet store.  Bongo, it was called!  Apparently, it already knew the odd sentence or two.  Just what she wanted. 

She carried Bongo home in his cage, placed it on the sideboard and removed the cloth cover.

 ‘Hello gorgeous – fancy a good time?’   he said!

Joan was shocked!   She was going to have a serious chat with him.

One of Joan’s friends from the Women’s Institute popped round a few days later.

‘Hello gorgeous – fancy a good time?’ shrieked the picaroon much to Joan’s embarrassment. 

She mentioned the problem to her priest who had an articulate parrot called Angel. Angel just said prayers.  A meeting was suggested;  peradventure his bird would have a positive influence over hers.  She just hoped Bongo wouldn’t pardie in front of them! 

When Joan arrived at the priest’s house, Angel, his pious popinjay was deep in prayer. True to form Bongo shrieked  ‘Hello gorgeous – fancy a good time?’

She  chuckled so the priest walked over to her cage and asked  ‘What’s so amusing?’ 

Angel looked to the heavens and said  ‘My prayers have just been answered’!


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Monday’s Words

Quidnunc, Quoth  and Quean

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49 thoughts on “A bit of bird talk!

  1. XmasDolly Apr 18, 2020 / 01:58

    hahaha Too cute! Thank you so much. With everything goin’ on it’s good just to give a good ol’ fashion belly laugh. hehehe – My husband thought I was losing it. Have a good night my friend. hahaha I too have joined the a to z fun times. I chose old movies if you’re interested. Stay healthy. Stay Safe. STAY HOME!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 18, 2020 / 11:07

      I’m so pleased you enjoyed it. I thought this was good time to go down the comedy route! I’ll certainly pop over to yours and see what you are getting up to!

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      • Frédérique Apr 18, 2020 / 14:37

        It’s so kind of you Keith! But I guess we are not a lot here non-English speakers 😉

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  2. Arti Apr 18, 2020 / 12:18

    Aww! sweet love story. Wonder who they’d end up with… the priest or Joan?
    Knew ‘popinjay.’ Like the sound of picaroon—rhymes with macaroon:)

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 18, 2020 / 13:36

      I’d like them to fly off into the sunset but I doubt that’ll happen! I’m suddenly craving a macaroon!


  3. Anagha Yatin Apr 18, 2020 / 15:07

    Short and super funny! I would have loved to see the expressions on the face of the Priest.

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  4. Shilpa Garg Apr 18, 2020 / 19:40

    Hahaha! That’s good one.
    Goes on to prove that prayers do get answered 😀

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  5. Suzy Apr 19, 2020 / 03:37

    Too good. This truly made me laugh. Sometimes the best laid plans backfire on us!

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  6. Shweta Suresh Apr 19, 2020 / 18:54

    I got three this time! Haha, the priest must be really regretting his decision now. I loved the twist. Great story, Keith. 🙂


  7. Stu Apr 19, 2020 / 22:11

    Great set up. Funny last line. Oh, those birds!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 21, 2020 / 17:34

      Now you come to mention it, you could well be right. Thanks for dropping by once again Tasha.


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