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    Jan 14, 2004
    Winston Churchill's parrot has been found alive, well and as potty-mouthed as ever.

    Charlie the parrot, spry at 104, still sometimes repeats sayings her master taught her — "Bleep the Nazis" and "Bleep Hitler" — according to London's Daily Mirror.

    Churchill bought the blue-and-gold female macaw (search) in 1937, adding her to an extensive collection of pets that included pigs, sheep, swans and one leopard.

    The future prime minister apparently began to teach the bird to curse, particularly if company was present.

    Charlie's current owner, Peter Oram of Reigate, Surrey (search), south of London, bought Charlie after Churchill died in 1965. At first he kept her in his pet shop, but had to bring her home because she kept swearing at children.

    James Humes, a Churchill expert, told the Mirror: "Churchill may no longer be with us, but that spirit and those words of defiance and resolve continue."