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Thread #90855 Message #1727812
Posted By: Mr Fox
26-Apr-06 - 09:12 AM
Thread Name: BS: origin of 'Polly Want a Cracker?'
Subject: RE: BS: origin of 'Polly Want a Cracker?'
According to the online dictionary a 'poll-parrot' is a tame parrot...
Oh, and the parrot in the 'Swallows and Amazons' books WAS named Polly (despite the fact it was a male).