Budgerigar

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  1. matkirk

    matkirk Guru Registered Member

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    I sit next to a an American girl at work and today I commented about a Budgerigar - to which she replied Budgeri -WHAT!

    Is the word Budgerigar not used at all in the US?

    (how about 'biro'?) :lol:
     
  2. cancunwhoopie

    cancunwhoopie Enthusiast Registered Member

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    That word is not used in our neck of the woods (USA). It would be a parakeet or budgie, which are very popluar.
     
  3. GONZO

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    That was one I had to google. It's Parakeet up here too.
     
  4. CancunCanuck

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    Never heard that one! I know ¨biro¨from books I´ve read, but it´s not used, we usually just say ¨pen¨. :D
     
  5. matkirk

    matkirk Guru Registered Member

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    Great word though isn't it! :D

    There was a budgerigar sitting on top of a belisha beacon close to the pelican crossing. :lol:
     
  6. Jim in Cancun

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    Actually it sounds much to close to buggering for me but in Spanish it is a periquito.
     
  7. Steve

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    I always thought you preferred a cockatoo!?
     
  8. matkirk

    matkirk Guru Registered Member

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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