A posh lady bought a parrot for some company.
Unfortunately, the parrot would
only say "My name is Mary & I'm a whore".
could not get the parrot to say anything else and it kept saying the same thing,
usually at the most inopportune moments, much to the lady's embarrassment. One
day the parish Priest visited the lady and while he was there the parrot
squawked out the only words it would say. After apologizing profusely to the
Priest, the lady explained that the parrot resisted all efforts at reformation.
The Priest offered to take the parrot to visit the two parrots he owned. His
parrots were well trained and all they would say were Hail Marys while clutching
rosaries in their claws. He was certain they would be a good influence on the
So the Priest took the parrot to his house and put it in the
cage with his parrots. The first words out of the lady's parrot were, "My name is Mary & I'm a whore".
The priest, being
most anxious to see what would happen was flabbergasted when one of his parrots
said to the other, "Throw that damn rosary away, our prayers
have been answered!"