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September 17, 2006 11:41 AM   Subscribe

A fair salty lesson in polishing up yer buccaneer's tongue. (via digg.) Two days hence is international Talk Like a Pirate Day. Plug in your pirate keyboard, cut out yer favorite pirate maskie and prepare for a day full of wenches, grog and keelhaulin. Harrr. Previously 1, 2
posted by isopraxis (37 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
I think we really should give "Talk like a 1970's feminist day" a chance.
posted by Iron Rat at 11:48 AM on September 17, 2006


I'm sorry, my favorite pirate is t0astie, not maskie.

I strongly suspect real pirates, by the way, used a lot more cursing and a lot less 'avast'. :)
posted by Malor at 11:50 AM on September 17, 2006


i am rubber, you are glue
posted by wumpus at 11:54 AM on September 17, 2006


harrr!
posted by Busithoth at 11:57 AM on September 17, 2006


Feck ye bullocks 'n arse ye foul-begotten waste of a mongrel!
posted by loquacious at 12:15 PM on September 17, 2006


Arrr, I be copyin' yer warez.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 12:22 PM on September 17, 2006


I will refrain from consigning this post to the lowest depths of hell if and only if it preempts any further posts on this shopworn topic. If another one is allowed to infest the front page in two days, hellzapoppin', me buckos!
posted by languagehat at 12:26 PM on September 17, 2006



posted by loquacious at 12:33 PM on September 17, 2006 [1 favorite]


"Talk like a 1970's feminist day"

Exactly. Every September 19th should be dedicated to celebrating the vocabulary of a new Pop Culture Archetype. I vote for "Talk Like a 1930's G-Man Day" for 2007.
posted by Iridic at 12:35 PM on September 17, 2006


I have a question, does anyone actually say, "Tomaaato" except in the song?
posted by nyxxxx at 12:36 PM on September 17, 2006


I say tomahto. But I'm from Ireland. Thanks isopraxis for reminding me to avoid the internets on tuesday.
posted by jamesonandwater at 12:46 PM on September 17, 2006


I say tomahto as well, being from the UK. But does anyone say potahto? That's the real burning issue here.
posted by teleskiving at 1:00 PM on September 17, 2006


Let's call the whole thing off...
posted by stenseng at 1:15 PM on September 17, 2006


That "wenches" link was sorta mean. Funny, but mean.

"Talk like a Marxist academic" was sorta fun one semester. For the professor, that is. I was completely baffled.
posted by pax digita at 2:06 PM on September 17, 2006


wut about no pantz day! lolz
posted by papakwanz at 2:16 PM on September 17, 2006


Every day is no pants day. Except when I need somewhere to keep my fish.
posted by Joeforking at 2:43 PM on September 17, 2006


currently i am on a protracted pants mission
posted by dminor at 2:57 PM on September 17, 2006


How appropriate. You fight like a cow.
posted by Krrrlson at 4:05 PM on September 17, 2006


You move like pregnant yak.
posted by loquacious at 4:09 PM on September 17, 2006


You box like a Welshman.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 4:11 PM on September 17, 2006


Eh, I don't even know what that means. I just wanted to feel included.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 4:12 PM on September 17, 2006


Yarr, the bandwidths been exceeded. Do any of ye scurvey dogs have a direct link to the video? Arrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!
posted by blue_beetle at 4:15 PM on September 17, 2006





posted by Eideteker at 5:10 PM on September 17, 2006


*kills Eideteker dead*
posted by loquacious at 6:07 PM on September 17, 2006


I vote for talk like a mime day. But if I can't get the groundswell of support I need for that, I'll second Iridic's "Talk Like a 1930's G-Man Day" for 2007.

/adopts G-Man voice

Quite yer bellyachin' kid, we got some bootleggers on the lam and if we don't get 'em in the clink, it's gonna be our asses, see?

Hmm. That's harder than it looks.
posted by quin at 6:18 PM on September 17, 2006


I'm pretty sure it's just me, but it seems like recently there's been about one International Talk Like a Pirate Day per month. I think it's kind of a cool meme, but it's getting kind of overplayed.
posted by jiawen at 8:08 PM on September 17, 2006


Sadly Sweden's pirate party didn't get any seats. Plus the Christian Democrat f*ckers who support the MPAA are in the ruling alliance.
posted by jeffburdges at 1:12 AM on September 18, 2006


I asked that self-same question about potato/potahto.

I'm still not much the wiser.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 2:26 AM on September 18, 2006


Oh, and my vote is for "Talk Like A Victorian Gentleman" Day.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 2:28 AM on September 18, 2006


September 19th is my birthday. Go nuts!
posted by ob at 7:38 AM on September 18, 2006


I heard a pirate cough. He has SAAAAARRRS!
posted by jonmc at 7:40 AM on September 18, 2006


I think we really should give "Talk like a 1970's feminist day" a chance.
THAT'S NOT FUNNY!!!!!
posted by Karmakaze at 9:09 AM on September 18, 2006


"Talk like a Scotsman" day could be good, too. I wonder if Mike Myers gives lessons?
posted by pax digita at 10:06 AM on September 18, 2006


"Arrr! We've had more consecutive losing seasons than any other team in professional sports! But at least we didn't let the Mets clinch on our field!"
posted by ericbop at 2:01 PM on September 18, 2006


GODDAMNIT.

'Avast' is not a greeting. It means 'to cease, stop, or stay'.

Spread the word, mateys--I'll keelhaul the next swine that greets me with 'avast'.
posted by oats at 2:03 PM on September 18, 2006


oats has a point, the proper seafaring greeting is, of course, 'Ahoy'. I suspect Avast! would have been called to a boat from a pirate ship in much the same way nowadays we have the term 'Freeze!'

In a strange sort of way, one could call that a greeting, but not one you would use when meeting a fellow pirate in the bar. Unless of course you were planning on shooting him.

But then, I'm just speculating here.
posted by quin at 4:48 PM on September 18, 2006


Shiver me timbers if I ain't the first pirate a-postin' on this glorious holiday! It's the plank for all of ye if y'think you'll be passin' on yer duty to talk like a pirate today! Arrr!
posted by Brak at 10:41 AM on September 19, 2006


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