A guy has a parrot that swears like a sailor. He can swear for five minutes straight without repeating himself.
But the guy who owns him is a quiet, conservative type, and this bird’s foul mouth is driving him crazy.
One day, it gets a bit too much and the guy grabs the bird by the throat, shakes him, and yells, “stop it!”
But this just makes the bird mad and he swears more than ever.
Then the guy gets furious and says, “I won’t take this anymore,” and locks the bird in a kitchen cabinet.
This really agitates the bird, he claws and scratches, and when the guy finally lets him out, the bird cuts loose with a stream of curse words that would make a veteran sailor blush.
At that point, the guy is so mad that he throws the bird into the freezer.
For the first few seconds there is a terrible noise and lots of squawking.
The bird kicks and claws and thrashes. Then it suddenly gets all quiet.
At first the guy just waits, but then he starts getting worried. After a couple of minutes of silence, he can’t help but opens up the freezer door.
The bird calmly climbs onto the man’s out-stretched arm and says, “Awfully sorry about the trouble I gave you.
I’ll do my best to improve my vocabulary from now on.”
The man is astonished. He can’t understand the transformation that has come over the parrot.
Then the parrot says, “By the way, what did the chicken do?”