At 16:39 -0400 2008-08-05, Mark D. McKean wrote:
If Dead isn't an option, I think Sleeping sounds better, even if it's not a direct quote. Resting Parrot just sounds weird to me, as a word combination.
I think that's the essence of all the declared preferences for "sleeping parrot". The construct "resting <noun>" does show up sometimes, just not as frequently as "sleeping <noun>".
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