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Polly the Parrot
|Died||30 October 1926 (aged 39–40)|
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, Fleet Street, London
|Known for||Resident of Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese|
Polly the Parrot (1886-30 October, 1926) was an African Grey Parrot who was a resident of the Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese pub. He was known for his profane remarks.
Polly was a resident of the Ye Old Cheshire Cheese pub for 40 years. He became famous for his interactions with the customers of the pub, as well as his profanity. The parrot's vocabulary is said to have included swear words, ""Rats", "Scotch", "Puss", and "Hurry up with the pudding"" and an imitation of the noise of a cork being removed from a champagne bottle, followed by the "glug glug" of the bottle being poured.
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