Santa -- I mean Pere Noel -- also got me this "Talking Polly" annoying play-back toy which is actually kind of a hoot. The funny thing is, Pere Noel explained to me, that none of the French elves in Jouet-land could figure out what was so amusing about this battery-operated squawker. "Did you explain to them that all parrots are called 'Polly'?" I asked.
"Mais non," said Pere Noel. "En France tous les perroquets s'appellent 'Coco'."
Maybe that's why I love France so much - no pollywannacracker jokes.
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