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Apr 07, 2006

The definition of "Ehn"!

What does "Ehn!" mean? Let's let Pierre the Parrotlet demonstrate:

Pierre: [stepping up, begrudgingly] "Ehn!"


Also doing his best definition of "Ehn!" is Snalio Iglesias....
Thanks for sending in, Susan S.!

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hehe that's so cute ^o^

omg first post >_>

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 03:00 AM

Is it "Ehn!", or is it "Move your &*^%ing finger a little closer, you sadistic bastard!"?

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 03:01 AM

Pretty blue parrot!!! SQUAWK.

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 03:33 AM

Karl: It's too early, but you made me laugh out loud at my desk...Good thing no one is here yet...

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 04:09 AM

Is he stepping *up* or stepping *off*? There's one to debate for a while.

A thinker
 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 04:18 AM

Nice man-icure!

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 04:34 AM

Awww...now I miss my birdie! That is so cute! Perfect!

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 05:31 AM

Stepping up or stepping off...hmmm, what came first, the chicken or the egg? See, easily debatable.


Jan Spencer
 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 05:44 AM

He's all, "OMG! MEG. Stop asking for fekking demonstra-SHONS, oh-kay?!"

And we say, no. Pierre. Don't stop.

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 05:56 AM

aww haha - wow that bird is really cyan! pretty!

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 07:00 AM



He was right, this parrot wouldn't "voom" if you put 20,000 volts into it!

The Guy Over There
 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 07:00 AM

Hee hee!

'Ehn' is my favorite word. I saw it sometimes in the morning when I am running late.

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 07:07 AM

Sweet li'l fellar!! I've had several birds (sometimes all at once) and they're SOOO full of personality! What a sparkly charmer....sighhhh

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 07:42 AM

Haha. Oh, how I wish he were a Parakeet, not a Parrotlet, because then I could make a "begrudging Budige" joke.

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 07:57 AM

"...Look, I took the liberty of examining that parrot when I got it home, and I discovered the only reason that it had been sitting on its perch in the first place was that it had been NAILED there."

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 08:07 AM

awwww hes just practicing his gymnastics!

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 08:21 AM

"Blue canary in the outlet by the lightswitch
"Who watches over you...
"Make a little birdhouse in your soul"

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 08:21 AM

Okay... another moment of ignorance... what is the difference between a Parakeet and a Parrotlet? Either way this guy is the most facinating shade of aqua I have ever seen... pretty baby!

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 08:24 AM

earworm's back. thx, theo.

jaypo, did u get my email?

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 08:32 AM

M- The Parakeets are the common little guys you see in pet stores. Pierre is a Parrotlet. More like a petit parrot variety. Two different species.

finn, I lowered my spam filter and it came through. will respond soon!

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 08:47 AM

Karl, LOL, brilliant!

Full Monty Python Parrot sketch:


Meg Frost
 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 09:19 AM

Yay Theo! You would know They Might Be Giants, don't know why I'm surprised.

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 09:30 AM

Oh I have a WEALTH of dorky TMBG quotes at my disposal. You've been warned.

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 09:50 AM

Whoa, this guy even has blue feet and bill. Is that normal, or did he just bathe in some really funky blue stuff?

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 10:22 AM

We really should start a CO terminology page... with ehn, snorgle and terms of the like :)

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 10:30 AM

ahh!!im gnna fall!!!

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 11:03 AM

If anyone is still unsure of what "ehn" sounds like, go see Ice Age 2. Scrat makes very classic ehn sounds while trying to rescue his acorn :)


 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 11:16 AM

When we got him, we thought the little blue feet were a mite odd, but the vet confirmed that they, like his beak, are pigmented. He's not a fan of the step-up, which is the most important command for any bird to master as it can save them from a sticky situation.

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 11:16 AM

snusnu, is he a kind of budgie or like a small lovebird?

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 12:35 PM

Not to put too fine a point on it, but Theo, I was thinking the same thang...

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 12:51 PM

Nope, Jaypo, a Pacific Parrotlet (or Celestial Parrotlet) is a separate species called Forpus in the Psittacidae family. Parakeets and lovebirds are in the same family but different genuses. Parrotlets are the smallest true parrot, and are closely related to Amazons. They come from a similar region.

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 01:19 PM

[nod to Belle]

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 01:29 PM

mebee eez helping poore Pierre to 'GO'..yp,MTM

 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 02:35 PM

Who's a pretty bird...Pretty bird...Pretty bird...scaaauck!

Netherland Dwarf rabbit, owner!
 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 02:46 PM

Oh, Pierre's just doin' a lil' soft shoe routine... [Hee.]

E. Collison
 |  Apr 07, 2006 at 11:32 PM

Cool ass bird. I hope he/she gets to fly around every day, etc. Reminds me of my bird. Named Skybird. He had 157 phrases memorized and repeated them for years until he dies of old age (after 12 years or something like that).

 |  Apr 09, 2006 at 02:21 AM

Hmmm...I didn't know birds came in that iridescent blue color...

 |  Apr 10, 2006 at 12:28 PM

i still dont understand why 'ehn'? this site is so random. a parrot was on our school roof yesterday. it was interesting but it gave me the evils.

 |  Apr 28, 2006 at 09:35 AM

One of the cutest parrotlets I've seen!

 |  Oct 02, 2006 at 12:02 AM

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