This is probably how the phrase "As sick as a parrot
" first came about.
Last week's winner was Ian Scholes from Anglesey, who had Sven saying: "Steven, I am over the moon but David is sick as a parrot
. Stick five up front."
Locals have complained of feeling as sick as a parrot
and experts reckon it may have stemmed from the influx of turkeys at Ibrox.
Sick as a Parrot
by Liz Evans (Orion publishing, pounds 10.99)
SIR Chris Evans was, appropriately, as a sick as a parrot
when his bird Saffy fled its cage on a trip to the vet.
"Sick as a parrot
" is a 20th Century cliche which has its origins in psittacosis, a bird disease that can spread to humans.
BURTON 0 SOUTHEND 1 Eastwood 90 GARY ROWETT was the proverbial 'sick as a parrot
' after his 10-man Burton outfit were undone by Freddy Eastwood's injury-time goal for Southend.
Fortunately, theAmazon Green was not as sick as a parrot
despite braving the coldest overnight temperatures of the year.
FEELING "as sick as a parrot
" is the classic footballer's cliche after his side has endured a particularly poor day on the park.