Punch,  31 (1856), 63.

Winged Words



News-Commentary, Drollery


Ornithology, Animal Behaviour, Superstition, Language

    Discusses an advertisement for two birds that allegedly speak French and English. Points out that 'talking birds have long ceased to be regarded as impossible entities', but that a bird 'with pretensions to the rank of a linguist is still looked on as a phenomenon'.

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