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Thread #90855   Message #1726781
Posted By: Mr Fox
25-Apr-06 - 08:01 AM
Thread Name: BS: origin of 'Polly Want a Cracker?'
Subject: RE: BS: origin of 'Polly Want a Cracker?'
I'm not at all sure about the 'Treasure Island' cite. Apart from anything else, the parrot was named Captain Flint, not Polly.