An Orthodox Jew was threatened with divorce after blowing several thousand dollars on a parrot that swore like a trooper, Israel's mass-circulation Yediot Aharonot daily said on Thursday.
After he brought his feathered friend home, the man's religious household in the Tel Aviv area was bombarded by insults such as "son of a bitch" and "homo" from the bird.
When its owner sought rabbinical advice, the rabbi recommended that the parrot be slaughtered -- or have its tongue cut out for being foul-mouthed.
But the horrified pet owner's wife threatened divorce if the bird went for the chop, and the parrot finally found refuge in a zoo.
Friday, June 02, 2006
This is hilarious.