There was this quiet, conservative man who happened to own a parrot. Unfortunately for the man, this parrot swore like a sailor. He would swear for five minutes straight without repeating himself. This bird's foul mouth was driving the man crazy. One day, it just got to be too much.
The guy grabbed the bird by the neck, shook him really hard, and yelled "QUIT IT!" But this just made the bird mad and he started swearing even more.
The guy finally got fed up and said, "OK for you!" and locked the bird in a kitchen cabinet. This only aggravated the parrot , who clawed and scratched the cabinet while he continued to curse even louder than before with a stream of oaths that would have made a sailor blush. Exasperated, the man threw the parrot into the freezer in hopes the chilly environment would cool him down.
The bird started swearing at the top of his lungs. He kicked and clawed and thrashed all about the place. Then, he suddenly became VERY quiet. At first the guy just waited, but then he thought that the bird might possibly be hurt.
A few minutes of silence passed and he became so worried that he finally opened the freezer door. The parrot calmly climbed onto the man's out-stretched arm and said:
"Awfully sorry about all the trouble I gave you. I'll do my best to improve my vocabulary from now on."
The man was astounded. He couldn't understand the transformation that had come over the parrot.
Then the parrot asked, "By the way, what did the chicken do?"