Pocho Ocho top new Spanish phrases learned by Nigel the Parrot

nigeltheparrotWhen he flew away from his British owner in Torrance, CA four years ago, Nigel talked with an English accent. When he returned last week, the talented African gray parrot spoke Spanish.

Here are the Pocho Ocho top phrases Nigel the Parrot picked up on his Raza Vacation:

8. No más “Nigel.” Mi nombre es “Miguel” ahora.

7. El pueblo unido jamás será vencido!

6. Polly quiere un Takis.

5. Aargh! Yo no soy marinero, soy capitán.

4. ¡No era penal!

3. Si se puede.

2. Bidi bidi bom bom.

And Nigel the Parrot’s numero uno new Spanish phrase is…

No ‘stoy muerto, ‘stoy descansando.

Lalo Alcaraz,  Sara Inés Calderón, ElEresNerd, Tia Lencha and Comic Saenz contributed to this report.

Nigel graphic based on a screen cap of a photo by Robert Casillas, Staff Photographer for the Daily Breeze.