Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Note: I've waited patiently to use this for almost a year.
Wednesday September 19th 2007 is Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Avast, me hearties - for those of thee that be unaware of the fact, today be International Talk Like A Pirate Day, the day 'pon which people from Land's End to Cape Horn do talk like Pirates.
The day be the idea of two mumping villains from the colonies, John Baur (also known as Ol' Chum Bucket) and Mark Summers (or Cap'n Slappy, to thems that he call friend).
Cap'n Slappy, it is said, did settle 'pon September 19 as the best date for Talk Like A Pirate Day as it were the birthday of his ex-wench, and thus the easier for the rememberin'.
International Talk Like A Pirate day now be celebrated in many countries and on the high seas, for it be the greatest day known to man or beast.
If ye be wantin' to talk like a pirate, then ye should pay heed to our list of pirate phrases yonder. Savvy?
Pirate to Not Pirate Phrasebook:
Ahoy! - Hello
Avast! - Oi, you!
Yarrrr! - Used to intensify the previous statment, e.g. 'I quite fancy a cup of tea. Yaarrrr!'
Arrrr! - Innit (see also)
Dog - Person who is disapproved of
Lubber, Landlubber - One who is not a seaman, an incompetent person (c.f. Muggle)
Mumping villain - see 'Dog'
Slab-sided bugger - see 'Dog'
Wretched scrofulous whoreson bilge rat - see 'Dog'
Splice the mainbrace - What you say to make people do something on a ship
Luff, me hearties! - What you say when 'splice the mainbrace' doesn't work
Aye - Aiiee
Yo ho - Hello woman
Some jokes for the day...
What did the pirate movie projectionist say to the little boy?
Hey boy, only PG... nothing ARRRRRRRRRrrrr!
What part of the Bible does a pirate like to read?
The story about the ARRRRrrrrrk!
Where does a pirate go to find a hamburger?
The golden ARRRRRRches!
What's the name of a Russian pirate captain?
Why do pirates sail in boats?
Because they can't drive CARRRRRrrrrrss!