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[–]Always-Panic 3306 points3307 points  (17 children)

When your crush makes a below average joke

[–]This_Survey_4221 667 points668 points  (13 children)

Lol or when the manager makes a dadjoke during a team meeting.

[–]T00l_shed 181 points182 points  (10 children)

Hey now, they were always authentic laughs, right?....right?

[–]This_Survey_4221 122 points123 points  (7 children)

Offcourse! They are mandatory.

[–]Shendare 99 points100 points  (6 children)

Why is no one having fun? I specifically requested it.

[–]lolno 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Ain't no party like a Captain Holt party because a Captain Holt party is a total surprise to everyone!

[–]Always-Panic 45 points46 points  (1 child)

In the military we have something called "Mandatory fun day". I'm not even joking.

[–]This_Survey_4221 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Sounds delightfull, espacially when you just had some terrible news. 'Enjoy that pizza private!! Those tears might make the dough soggy but not your fun dammit'.

[–]This_Survey_4221 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Listen up guys and galls corporate wants us to have an increase in happines allround! So from this moment forward each of us will produce a minimum of 10 minutes kookaburra laughter a day. You can all read about it in the memo titled "how to be more like chuckles". Get it done folks!

[–]aureve 5592 points5593 points  (173 children)

girl: brrrrr-

kookaburra : "...and I took that personally"

[–]Thameus 823 points824 points  (148 children)

Merry Merry King of the bush is he

[–]zEngarden757 494 points495 points  (113 children)

I can’t believe she just pronounced it kooo- kabara it physically pained all the aussies It’s pronounced cook-a-burra Edit: holy fuck I came back to 32 notifications

[–]958Silver 119 points120 points  (31 children)

That's how I learned to pronounce it in the USA too. Cook-a-burra. Just knew it from the song mostly.

[–]queefer_sutherland92 71 points72 points  (27 children)

That makes me happy. Americans seem to pronounce a lot of Australian things especially weird… It’s okay to have an accent obviously, but an American once asked me about Oo-loo-roo, and I had no idea they were talking about Uluṟu.

[–]Norwegian__Blue 20 points21 points  (11 children)

Wait,how do you say it?

[–]queefer_sutherland92 95 points96 points  (9 children)

More like Ool-a-roo or Oola-roo

Ool like in Rule

A or La like in La La La

Roo like in Rude.

“Rule-a-rude” sorta.

[–]stilusmobilus 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Well done, spot on

[–]irmajerk 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Americans don't say rule like we do. I thought maybe for a second you could use pool, but I think they say that weird too. So, perfect description for Australians, but Americans are gonna still get it wrong based on the way they say the words you chose.

So maybe

Ool like in fool

Uh like in huh, that's weird

Roo like shoe

But that's me trying to think about the way Americans would say the descriptor words.

[–]queefer_sutherland92 4 points5 points  (3 children)

I honestly could cope if it’s “ewla-rew”, but for some reason “ew-lew-rew” is just hilarious.

[–]SydneyRFC 115 points116 points  (8 children)

The way she pronounced it caused me physical pain.

[–]pauls_broken_aglass 31 points32 points  (35 children)

She did. It’s just the southern accent.

[–]noddegamra 76 points77 points  (2 children)

She probably ate all it's gumdrops.

[–]OhKillEm43 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Well he’s sitting on a tree there should still be plenty leftover

[–]MarlowesMustache 30 points31 points  (0 children)

So anyway I start blasting

[–]thecraigbert 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I don’t like how you’re talking hard at me!

[–][deleted] 1525 points1526 points  (12 children)

Chuckles is aware of his role in this production and very excited for the chance to do his thing.

[–]mrbootsandbertie 383 points384 points  (4 children)

He looks so pleased afterwards.

[–]Jenetyk 211 points212 points  (2 children)

Chuckles: ...... nailed it.

[–]fetusy 50 points51 points  (1 child)

shits all over producer

[–]Brundleflyftw 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That escalated quickly

[–]MrFantasticallyNerdy 28 points29 points  (2 children)

He may have over-acted a bit though.

[–]Ditcka 862 points863 points  (1 child)

When you get really nervous waiting for your cue and then overdo it

[–]bolonomadic 784 points785 points  (25 children)

Laugh kookaburra laugh!

[–]Happyhome35 267 points268 points  (17 children)

How gay your life must be!

Edited: corrected lyrics

[–]Thekaratecow 73 points74 points  (16 children)

Fuck yea I was wondering if I'd find someone else's comment quoting that song

[–]Orphan_Izzy 74 points75 points  (15 children)

It’s literally running through my head right now after watching this.

Kookaburra sits in the old gumtree….

[–]Sorrowsong342 59 points60 points  (11 children)

Merry Merry king of the bush is he...

[–]Thekaratecow 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Them kookaburra must be the heart of the party, they're always in an uproar.

[–]chillinoi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes! That’s the first thing I thought of too!

[–]chaosglory626 344 points345 points  (12 children)

I hope she has an ear plug on that side.

[–]Get-in-the-llama 83 points84 points  (2 children)

Right, those things are loud!!

[–]TheGrimDweeber 51 points52 points  (1 child)

That’s exactly what her facial expression said.

“This is so cute, but holy shit, fuck my ears.”

[–]VaATC 66 points67 points  (3 children)

I was more worried about her eyes. Those beaks are no joke! I would be scared to have any bird that close to my face purely based on how fast they move their heads and how much of the 360 degrees of rotation their necks can accommodate. This worry is based purely in the randomness of life and nothing to do with potential intent.

[–]SEC_circlejerk_bot 6 points7 points  (0 children)

No, you landed on a real thing to be afraid of. There are more than a few one-eyed avian veterinarians simply because many birds have primitive brain/nervous system structures with the movement-food-strike response on hot rails. Stork wakes up early from anesthesia and you flick your eyes over at it and...Well, at least you’ve got an easy Halloween costume choice every year, matey.

[–]OnceIWasYou 94 points95 points  (4 children)

That's not an old gum tree!

[–]HiddenSecrets 1531 points1532 points  (277 children)

That pronunciation is wrong. It hurt my Aussie ears.

[–]Math__Teacher 576 points577 points  (56 children)

“Kewwkaburrah” lmao

[–]bend1310 398 points399 points  (54 children)

If anyone's wondering, the oo sound in Kookaburra is the oo from Cook, not Kooky.

[–]CanadaJack 104 points105 points  (10 children)

Great now I have to figure out how aussies say cook.

[–]SokarRostau 67 points68 points  (5 children)

Cook rhymes with took, you fucking kook.

[–]KMCobra64 31 points32 points  (2 children)

You fool of a Took!

[–]SokarRostau 7 points8 points  (1 child)

The kooky Took took a cookie while reading a cookbook on a hook.

[–]bend1310 44 points45 points  (0 children)

This video has an Aussie say Kookaburra.

Took far longer than expected to find a video saying it right. Damn pronunciation channels are all wrong.

[–]doggo-spotter 132 points133 points  (28 children)

I was trying to figure out how this pronunciation sounded off to me, as an aussie. Thank you.

[–]urinesain 23 points24 points  (12 children)

At least she didn't try to pronounce Melbourne.

[–]bend1310 76 points77 points  (13 children)

Yep. It was bothering me as well, and i don't think the accent is to blame like others have suggested. Even in her accent I don't think you'd say you were kewking up a storm.

[–]GoodDuckHaveBun 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Kewking up a storm, I'm dyin' from that - cheers. :)

[–]elly996 37 points38 points  (0 children)

yes. cook-a burra

short A and U sounds

kewkabuura is just wrong xD

[–]FrannyBoBanny23 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I learned it the way she said it specifically from the Barney show so thank you for clarifying.

[–]NeverPostsGold 101 points102 points  (34 children)

At least she didn't say "kookaburra bird".

[–]D_crane 9 points10 points  (3 children)

I still don't like the way she said kookaburra... it's [kook-a-burra] not [koo-ka-burra]

[–]One-little-pig 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Koala Bear....

[–]elly996 39 points40 points  (25 children)

"tuna fish" pisses me off too

what else is called tuna? why do they need to specify that its a fish lol or a bird in this case

edit: okay, makes sense now haha

[–]hell2pay 32 points33 points  (5 children)

Tuna is also the fruit of a cactus. A prickly pear

[–]elly996 6 points7 points  (2 children)

really? i have one in a pot here xD TIL

[–]thoughtandprayer 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I thought they were joking but nope, it's also called tuna. I enjoy how the recipe I found specifically calls it "tuna fruit" which fits well with your "tuna fish" comment lol.

TIL as well!

[–]elly996 2 points3 points  (0 children)

it rang a bell after i commented that id heard it before so i didnt look it up, but thanks for doing it for me lol

awesome haha makes more sense now, especially because of how many people eat prickly pears

[–]Danagrams 3 points4 points  (0 children)

i looked it up and kookaburra comes from the Wiradhuri word gugu barra. someone on fb said: “Gugu in Wiradjuri means to boil or stir and barra is the bird. So when we say Gugubarra we are saying that this Budyaan (bird) is stirring up the bush”

[–]rawker86 237 points238 points  (93 children)

for real, why does a yank have an Australian bird living in her house? another victim of the exotic animal industry?

[–]oozekip 77 points78 points  (23 children)

"one of our birds" + animal statues in the background, I'm guessing it's a zoo.

[–]candycursed 117 points118 points  (40 children)

Having the same thoughts looking out my back yard at two wild ones. I hope this is a rescue situation or fuck people

[–]RodAnonymous 169 points170 points  (29 children)

Gay his life must be.

[–]QueenRotidder 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It makes total sense to me now! Song’s gonna be stuck in my head now

[–]PaulJames333 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That bird belongs in the Australian bush.

[–]TheTwinSet02 603 points604 points  (160 children)

This seems wrong, I live in Australia and have never ever heard of anyone keeping a Kookaburra as a pet

Why does an American own one?

It always made me uncomfortable when people would keep Cockatoos in cages here, these are wild birds just leave them be

[–]bobroscopcoltrane 387 points388 points  (83 children)

I don’t think Chuckles is as much a “pet” as Chuckles is part of an exotic animal “collection” in Oklahoma.

[–]Dioxid3 371 points372 points  (27 children)

Need a lively, fun, FRESH Event idea? Why not bring in a Zoo-2-U experience to liven things up

Fucking disgusting

[–]pmurcsregnig 12 points13 points  (1 child)

On the about page: “…and who wouldn't want a kangaroo at their kid's birthday party?? Genius!”

[–]bobroscopcoltrane 117 points118 points  (20 children)

Yeah, not a fan. Wild animals belong in the wild. My cat belongs in my house, as she wouldn’t survive 10 minutes in my back yard she’s so spoiled.

[–]SongofNimrodel 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So this is worse 😬

[–]rentstrikecowboy 16 points17 points  (6 children)

Where do you see the connection? The girl is the photo is not the same from this TikTok.

Edit: Nevermind. Found her TikTok. No mention of any rescue so I’m gonna assume there isn’t one.

[–]bobroscopcoltrane 31 points32 points  (4 children)

One, it’s a Kookaburra named “Chuckles”. I can’t imagine there are but so many in the world. Two, the woman in the video has somewhat of a southern accent, which is not uncommon in Oklahoma. Three, she bears more than a passing resemblance to the woman on the website, leading me to believe this is her daughter.

It’s not an open-and-shut case, but I’m pretty confident I’m right.

[–]anothadaz 11 points12 points  (1 child)

This is a very good question. My thoughts exactly. Also, why are there more tigers in Texas than the rest of the world? Some humans are just extremely ignorant.

[–]dark_harness 3 points4 points  (0 children)

ignorant and selfish. why does a person need exotic animals as pets?? total negligence

[–]_h20melon_ 118 points119 points  (9 children)

Americans keep sugar gliders, too. I don't know how they get them. You need licenses to keep these animals as pets in Australia.

[–]I_EAT_HAGOROMO 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I had a friend that worked for a company that travelled to malls on weekends and sold them with cages and food. He said if people saw all the ones that died, no one would buy them.

They are also nocturnal so that environment was stressful for them. Very sad ;(

[–]shofmon88 16 points17 points  (0 children)

They’re originally exports from New Guinea

[–]00ft 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Spot on 👍🏻👍🏻

[–]PM_Me__Ur_Freckles 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Probably illegally exported initially, or the product of. The exotic export market unfortunately thrives as long as people got cash for it.

[–]devilsonlyadvocate 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Had to scroll far too long for this. I’m Australian and this American (?) should not have a kookaburra as a damn pet!

I’m angry seeing this post.

[–]shemjaza 110 points111 points  (44 children)

I'm not a fan of keeping an animal on my shoulder who could bite off my ear then laugh its arse off about it.

(These guys kill snakes for food in the wild, it's not a cute little guy looking for some bird seed).

[–]chuk2015 49 points50 points  (2 children)

Kookaburras are pretty docile, probably the reason we don’t keep them as pets, have met plenty wild ones over the years that will let me pat them

[–]TerrorBite 11 points12 points  (0 children)

They will fuck up snakes, though

[–]Batmans_other_butler 55 points56 points  (31 children)

Kookaburras are you friend, Magpies rain down hell on you if it’s their mating season.

[–]geesejugglingchamp 59 points60 points  (18 children)

I once had a kookaburra swoop down and knock the pie I was eating out of my hand as I was in the process of bringing it to my mouth. Tried to fly off with it. Cheeky bugger.

Probably the most Australian thing that's happened to me.

[–]MrBlack103 18 points19 points  (3 children)

I wouldn't even be mad.

[–]ValhallaGo 21 points22 points  (1 child)

When I lived in Australia these guys would wake me up in the morning. Just perched outside my window doing exactly what this dude is doing here.

It was amazing. I love them.

[–]supremacyAU 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I’ve had the best experiences w em. Kookaburras and the Yellow Crested Cockatoos are two genuinely funny animals. Fkn love Aussie wildlife

[–]thinkard 7 points8 points  (1 child)

All dogs are physically capable of doing harmful things too. No use fearing the shadow, ya know?

[–]MostlyHereForCats 95 points96 points  (5 children)

Kookaburras live in family groups and 'laugh' together to show their hunting territory. This makes me sad. They should never be indoors unless actively being treated for medical conditions.

[–]mrtruffle 309 points310 points  (12 children)

Why does someone have this as a pet and they don't seem Australian (or even be in Australia as cant pronounce Kookaburra correctly)

Seems sketchy

[–]Terror_Tanuki 66 points67 points  (2 children)

Yeah my thoughts. Hopefully a bird sanctuary or similar.

[–]l_addy 129 points130 points  (1 child)

Unfortunately, more like exotic animal collectors. Looks like she's the daughter of a family that has all sorts of exotic animals and then uses them for animal encounter experiences (extremeanimals.org). No direct links to conservation from what I could see. But this girl is an influencer so ironically lots of luxury goods to go with those luxury animals...

[–]_DONT_PM_ME_NOTHING 3 points4 points  (0 children)

extre mean imals

This is how I saw that URL

[–]Imitation_Gruel 33 points34 points  (2 children)

I'm guessing this was a highly illegal deal. I don't even think you can legally buy or capture one here so exporting them would be a big no.

[–]shofmon88 18 points19 points  (1 child)

A lot of Australian native animals in the pet trade come from New Guinea, where export of wildlife was historically much easier.

[–]Johnny_Average 104 points105 points  (6 children)

On a quick dig, this woman has "self care" days with her monkey in pyjamas. Not feeling great about her owning this bird

[–]ThetaCygni 31 points32 points  (1 child)

How is a kookaburra inside an apartment? I never heard of them as pets

[–]Successful-Salary673 127 points128 points  (6 children)

Why am I seeing so many Australian natives as “pets” in America? Leave em alone

[–]prim3y 17 points18 points  (4 children)

It’s like they don’t know about the frogs in Australia. Never move animals to different ecosystems.

[–]Disappearing-act 9 points10 points  (0 children)

You mean the cane toads? They can have them.

[–]Grolschisgood 62 points63 points  (0 children)

Kookaburras arent allowed to be kept as pets in Australia nor are they permitted to be exported. This lady sounds like an American and can't even say its name correctly so I highly doubt she is here working in a sanctuary to help injured birds. Chances are it's an illegal bird and I'm not ok with that.

[–]Comeinforcoffee 4 points5 points  (0 children)

These guys can be heard from so far away here in aus, to have it that close to your face is making my ears hurt.

[–]MsssBBBB 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Giggle chicken….

[–]filesaved 12 points13 points  (14 children)

I have never seen one of these birds in my life, but for some reason, hearing it makes me feel nostalgic and comfortable.

[–]Nomicakes[🍰] 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Imagine waking up on a nice, cool weekend with about 5 of those singing off in the distance. Maybe a couple of magpies singing too in the gaps.
That's what living outside the city is like for many Aussies.

[–]Disappearing-act 2 points3 points  (2 children)

You might have hidden aussie dna

[–]filesaved 3 points4 points  (1 child)

It's funny you say that. I remember my mom telling me a story as a kid. She almost moved to Australia when she was pregnant with me. I don't know why she decided not to but I think its neat.

[–]petuniasweetpea 230 points231 points  (51 children)

We can’t by law ( and wouldn’t anyway) keep them as pets in Australia. Americans and their hunger for owning exotic pets is just toxic. It decimates wild populations (Lavender Macaws are a good example). Leave the poor bloody animals in their habitats where they belong!

[–]candycursed 67 points68 points  (4 children)

Any Aussies on here that can put up a real video of one in the wild and downvote this one to hell.

There's nothing aww about exotic animal trading or using them as kids party entertainment.

[–]Nomicakes[🍰] 24 points25 points  (1 child)


Out in the open where they belong, but still chill enough to sing near a person. Mind you, you're really not supposed to feed them either, but what can ya do.

[–]BackstageTurtle 141 points142 points  (34 children)

Kookaburras are not meant to be pets. Unless this a rehab centre this is not okay.

[–]ledzeppelinlover 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Someone else commented it’s not a rehab. It’s a “we come to you” zoo they own in Oklahoma

[–]Buggaton 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I would die for chuckles

[–]PKlate 10 points11 points  (0 children)

In Germany this bird is called "Lachender Hans" = laughing Hans.

[–]Mirewen15 19 points20 points  (6 children)

Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree, Merry merry king of the bush is he. Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra, Gay your life must be!

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree Eating all the gumdrops he can see Stop, Kookaburra, Stop, Kookaburra Leave some there for me.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree, Counting all the monkeys he can see Stop, Kookaburra, Stop, Kookaburra, That's no monkey, that's me.

I have family in Australia and like in most places; what is novelty to most of the world, is very annoying in origin lol.

[–]wahroonga 22 points23 points  (3 children)

The official lyrics are:

Kookaburra sits on the electric wire

Jumping up and down with his pants on fire

[–]PotatoPotatoApple 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wow so that's what the lyrics are! Been humming the song once in a blue moon. Trip to memory lane

[–]Quiet-Hamster6509 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Another poor native bird kept as a pet. Probably can't even be a real predator.

[–]Browndog888 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I thought maybe the bird was going to tell a joke, & that's how he got his name.

[–]danstewart42 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Anyone else nervous for the eyeballs with that dagger jutting about?

[–]Orichalchem 6 points7 points  (0 children)

As an Australian, I hear these birds at 5am every morning

Every. Single. Morning.

[–]arcedup 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nothing like a troop of kookaburras to wake you up with their laughter at sunrise.

[–]tetriQuinn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Couldn't agree more. My man's spitting nothing but facts. I'd vote for Chuckles after this speech.