웃기는 영어(8) – My New Parrot

My New Parrot

Recently I received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary.
Every word out of the bird’s mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity.
obnoxious: 역겨운, 불쾌한 laced: 장식되다 profanity: 불경스런 언행

I tried and tried to change the bird’s attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else I could think of to “clean up” the bird’s vocabulary.

Finally, I was fed up and I yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back.
fed up : 진저리가 나다

I shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder.

So, in desperation, I threw up my hands, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer.
in desperation: 절망적인 상태에서

For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet.
squawked: 까악까악 울다

Not a peep was heard for over a minute.
peep: 짹짹우는 소리

Fearing that I’d hurt the parrot, I quickly opened the door to the freezer.

The parrot calmly stepped out onto my outstretched arms and said “I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions.

I’m sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior.”
remorseful : 후회하고 있는 transgressions: 위반, 일탈

I was stunned at the change in the bird’s attitude.

As I was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird continued,

“May I ask what the turkey did?”


아마 추수 감사절 전에 냉동고에 들어 있던 칠면조를 보고 겁이 난 모양이군요 ^ ^

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