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Ohhhh…I mean…arrrrr

Oh, I wondered why the websites I visited today were talking all retarded, and the daily specials from Steam were pirate games. Yup. Talk Like a Pirate Day. Again. Gosh, it doesn’t seem like any time at all since the last TLaPD.

No, not a proper post at all, but I didn’t have NOTHING queued up for today, so I’m’onna run with it.

p.s. I bet this isn’t Lucy Worsley’s favorite holiday.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 19, 2013, 10:53 pm

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Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: September 19, 2013, 11:18 pm

‘ow dare ‘ee!? I’ll keel-haul the swab!

Comment from bds
Time: September 20, 2013, 12:20 am


Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: September 20, 2013, 12:56 am

Blast ye scurvy dogs, now I’ll have to drag out my DVD of The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, so I can get some Rex Harrison doing his best arrrgh impression.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: September 20, 2013, 1:14 am

I don’t really get the talk like a pirate thing. I guess pirates are kind of fun but the real thing was horrific and murderous, rapine and ghastly. They really were terrible, terrible men.

Comment from JorgXMcKie
Time: September 20, 2013, 2:33 am

Stow that bilge, ye scupper-mouth slime!

Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: September 20, 2013, 2:52 am

Nay, ye saucy wench, ’tis International Talk Like A Pirate Day!


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: September 20, 2013, 2:57 am

They wecentwy weweased a new piwate movie. It’s wated “awwww”.

Comment from bastiches
Time: September 20, 2013, 3:17 am

What? No historical trivia of whence the ‘classical’ pirate accent came?

I’ve read it’s because of Robert Newton’s performance in Disney’s 1950 Treasure Island flick. He supposedly based his scene-chewing on some Welsh brogue and it’s been lashed to the mainsail of pop culture ever since.

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: September 20, 2013, 4:18 am

lol I wonder how Spanish & Portuguese pirates handled a welsh brogue.

Comment from Some Pirate
Time: September 20, 2013, 5:04 am

Irrational Talk Like A Pirate Day always reminds me of the Oak Island Treasure


Comment from Nina
Time: September 20, 2013, 5:55 am

I dressed like a pirate to go to work today. My students didn’t believe me when I said that I would, and I made quite the splash standing outside my classroom insulting everyone who wasn’t a pirate. Including the principal. 🙂

Comment from Mike C.
Time: September 20, 2013, 6:05 am

I suppose it’s just the frac/frack thing redux, but folks, it’s “Aarr!”, not Aarghh!” The latter is what Charlie Brown screams when Lucy yanks the football out from in front of him again.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: September 20, 2013, 10:49 am

Nina, that’s brilliant! Good for you! 🙂

And yes, it was Robert Newton who set the accent but I’d dispute the Welsh angle. The Hollywood pirate accent Is a pastiche of several dialects really – mostly West Country, with a lot the Bristol twang in it. That would make sense as Bristol was our major port for a long while – particularly for trade to and from the Americas.

New get below deck and break-out the grog! Arrrgh!

Comment from surly ermine
Time: September 20, 2013, 3:24 pm

Lemme know when its Drink Like a Pirate Day.

Wyeth pirates, good choice.

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: September 20, 2013, 4:19 pm

It’s a silent g, I was being a Spanish Pirate. Ole!

Comment from pst314
Time: September 20, 2013, 5:15 pm

The painting at the top of this post is by N. C. Wyeth, who did such marvelous illustrations for Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe, Kidnapped, and many others.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: September 20, 2013, 5:39 pm

Interestingly, pirates talked like any other sailor.

Yes. Blame Robert Newton and his Cornish ways.

Comment from nightfly
Time: September 20, 2013, 6:38 pm

If you prefer, you could talk like a space pirate. I find Roger C Carmel’s depiction of one Harcourt Fenton Mudd (both appearance and voice) to be properly scalawaggish.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 20, 2013, 6:49 pm

NC Wyeth died when his car stalled on the railroad tracks at a bad moment. He had is young grandson in the car. The driver of the train said, just before the collision, Wyeth threw his arm out to stop it.

I can’t look at a Wyeth painting without thinking of that.

Comment from pst314
Time: September 20, 2013, 7:29 pm

I didn’t know that, S Weasel. Now I’m going to remember that when I see his work, too.

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: September 21, 2013, 12:09 am

Wow, that’s horrifying. I have a print of his, with a ridiculously expense mat/frame job, over my bed. It’s the one with a dog sleeping on the bed.

Comment from Oh Hell
Time: September 29, 2013, 5:35 pm

I missed ITLAP Day. Arrr.

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