Friday, 6 September 2013
More on Budgies
So when I mentioned budgies last week in a post, I didn't realize that Americans don't know and don't use this name for little pet parakeets. In Britain, Canada and Australia, these birds are called budgerigars or budgies for short. I think budgerigar comes from an Australian aborigine word, although no one is entirely sure what it means. "Good to eat" is one theory I've read. Apparently, budgies are native only to Australia but now, of course, they are bred everywhere as pets.
And how can I talk about budgies without posting my favourite Monty Python clip about how to put your budgie down?
Classic Python tastelessness, I know, but funny as hell!