Quakers are charming and lovable. They are hardy and thrive even in the coldest climates. In personality, they are generally intelligent, comical and engaging.

 They are also fearless.

 Most are very vocal, a few even can be said to be noisy. 

 All this I learned at the Quaker Information Center, “a MUST place for Quaker information."

 But why are they called Quakers? This I could not learn. 

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Comment by Pat Pope on 8th mo. 3, 2013 at 10:09am

It was meant as a derogatory term because they would often "quake" under the power of the Spirit.  I guess they took this as a badge of honor and begin to call themselves this.  I have read this in a number of places.  I'm surprised that you did not find it at the Information Center.  

Comment by Charley Earp on 8th mo. 3, 2013 at 11:12am

It's a joke. Quaker parrots.

Comment by RJ Walters on 8th mo. 3, 2013 at 3:36pm

You had me going there Doug. Your smiling avatar should have clued me in.

Comment by Pat Pope on 8th mo. 3, 2013 at 5:12pm

Oh, sorry for missing the joke.  I did think it was rather odd that you wouldn't know that.  :)

Comment by Tina M Pinzone on 8th mo. 3, 2013 at 9:29pm

Pat, I missed the joke as well. :)

Comment by Doug Bennett on 8th mo. 4, 2013 at 6:44pm

Here's what started me wondering about chatty Quakers:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/03/nyregion/beloved-parrot-stolen-at....

Comment by Forrest Curo on 8th mo. 5, 2013 at 10:11pm

This site used to feature ads like: "How to stop Quakers from biting and screaming!" but we don't do that anymore, I think.

Comment by Michael Snow on 8th mo. 10, 2013 at 3:34pm

Another useful article there! http://quakerville.com/QIC/qweaning.asp

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