Back in the 70s and 80s it seemed that most grandparents kept a budgie; a miserable, solitary creature destined to spend the rest of its days in a cramped cage with nothing but a mirror and a piece of cuttlefish for company. They were called either Joey or Peter, regardless of sex. Actually, I think there are only male budgies.

Was this a purely British phenomenon or were there Peters and Joeys all over the World? Perhaps there were a number of Pierres in Paris and Piotreks in Poland. And I bet they swore like fucking troopers…

Oh, if you scan the QR code with a posh phone you can see the English translations of all the swears. Some of them are fucking nasty mind. Proper dirty bastards them budgies.