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Shiver Me Timbers! It's Talk Like A Pirate Day Matey!

Ahoy! Tis' time for some pirate humor. Thar be a bounty of booty fer yer' clever plunderin'. Gar, Where can I find a bottle o'rum? Let's go!

(If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you should probably click here)

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A pirate walks into a bar. The first thing everyone notices is that he has a large ship's wheel attatched to his crotch. The whole bar sits in stunned silence. Finally the bartender asks,

"What's the story on that ship's wheel?"

The pirate responds, "ARRR! It's drivin' me nuts!"

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Oh, but there's more...

Question: How much do pirates pay to pierce their ears?

Answer: A-buck-an-ear!!!

ARRR!

OH!

Oh.

Uh.

Ahem.

...Moving on...

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How do you pick up a pirate chick? Try one of these - or several!

ARRRR! how'd ye like to climb me mast?

ARRRR! Ye mind if I drop anchor in yer lagoon?

ARRRR! Ye want t' scrape the barnacles off me rudder?

ARRRR! Drop yer panties and prepare to be boarded!

ARRRR! Ye want to shiver me timbers?

ARRRR! No, that aren't me peg leg...I'm just happy to see ye!

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How To Be Speakin' Pirate-Like!

Startin' Rules: Double up on all your adjectives and you'll be bountifully bombastic with your phrasing. Pirates never speak of "a big ship", they call it a "great, grand ship!" They never say never, they say "No nay ne'er!"

Drop all your "g"'s when you speak and you'll get words like "rowin'", "sailin'" and "fightin'". Dropping all of your "v"'s will get you words like "ne'er", "e'er" and "o'er".

Instead of saying "I am", sailors say, "I be". Instead of saying "You are", sailors say, "You be". Instead of saying, "They are", sailors say, "They be". Ne'er speak in anythin' but the present tense!

Vocabulary - In which ye'll find words submitted by many pirates o'er the years, an' which comprise a loose piratical dictionary.

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And finally... a great quote from Apple CEO, Steve Jobs:

"It's better to be a pirate than to join the Navy."

Indeed.

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Don't forget to drop by Talk Like A Pirate dot com!

::::: | Friday, Sep 19 2008 at 3:00 PM
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Comments:


Emma said:

I luv it but how do ya join it?

::::: | March 12, 2007 12:14 PM


Me! said:

Hi Emma! There's nothing to join. It's just a silly thing that's being spread by word of mouth mostly.

Read about it here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk_like_a_pirate_day

Cheers!

::::: | March 12, 2007 12:39 PM




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