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ga·lah

 (gə-lä′)
n.
1. An Australian cockatoo (Eolophus roseicapillus syn. Cacatua roseicapilla) having pale blue-gray plumage and a pink breast. Also called rose-breasted cockatoo.
2. Australian A fool; an idiot.

[Yuwaalaraay (Pama-Nyungan language of southeast Australia) gilaa.]

galah

(ɡəˈlɑː)
n
1. (Animals) an Australian cockatoo, Kakatoe roseicapilla, having grey wings, back, and crest and a pink body
2. slang Austral a fool or simpleton
[C19: from a native Australian language]

ga•lah

(gəˈlɑ)

n.
1. an Australian cockatoo, Kakatoe roseicapilla, having rose-colored underparts.
2. Australian. a fool.
[1885–90; < Yuwaalaraay (Australian Aboriginal language of N New South Wales)]
Translations
ruusukakadu
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Ray said: ``If you're going t o play someone,you may as well play someone w ith a bit of guts and balls to him, he's a good fun character and I've enjoyed adding t he expressions Alf's famous for; a Galah is generally regarded as a fairly stupid bird so to be called a flamin' Galah isn't exactly a compliment.
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Ray thought it was hilarious and emailed Dannii back, basically calling her a great galah," the source added.
Thus the world was robbed of something along the lines of: "Strewth that was a bonzer lap by Seb and I'd have been stoked if that flamin' galah Kimi Raikkonen hadn't got in me way.
The screws were loose and the door fell off, letting the pink and grey Australian Galah make its escape.