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September 18, 2006


Tomorrow, as you surely know if you follow world events, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, a day on which all of humanity, except we hope airline pilots, joins together in the vitally important yet all-too-often-neglected task of talking like a pirate for a day. You should also know that Mad Sally Baur, the wife of one of the lunatics visionaries responsible for International Talk Like a Pirate Day, is featured tonight on the TV show Wife Swap.  This blog has no doubt that this event will some day be considered the high-water mark of Western civilization.

Meanwhile the pirate movement (thanks to Nightingale) is gaining momentum everywhere, including in the field of ladies' fashion accessories (thanks to Amy).

UPDATE: In case you do not know how to talk like a pirate, here is a useful training film (thanks to Clean Hands).


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Ahoy, maties!

hmmm...choices, choices, Pirate Lady or Prison Break?

Yarr! Here be another few fun links...tis a fine couple of pages at that. Hope ye enjoy them:


Yo ho ho,
Captain Jack Flint

Mad Sally Baur - hey! Does Jack approve of this swap?

Woo-hoo! Thanks for the cite, Dave!

Ahem. I meant, of course, "Arrrrrr! I'll be thankin' ye fer the kind recognition, me matey Dave!"

"Pirates are like the new cowboys."

Wyo, they're takin' over yer booty!

LOL great training video, CH!!!


Girls, you be the judge:

Cowboys or Pirates ?

24, can't I have both???


24, I'll guarantee you that Stetson guy ain't a real cowboy. He's still got all his fingers, for one thing.

wyo - you don't think Matthew McConaughey (sp?) is a real cowboy? Dang, I've been deceived :)

ARRRGH- I'm with ye all mateys.

sure is...a Texas cowboy! and gorgeous one at that!

but I can't pick him over Johnny Depp...maybe alternating days?

Living in France, Talk Like a Pirate Day will be a little tricky, but I'll give it my best shot.


siouxie, let's put them on rotation, you can have matthew tuesday/thurs/sat and i'll take johnny on monday/wednesday/friday AND sunday!

Living in France, talkin' pirate lingo should be easy. The only word be ARRRR and that sound's bein' the mainstay o' the French tongue as well.

Et maintenant, sheevair ma timbairs.

Marie in Kourou - you have Johnny Depp there in France - get him to teach you how to talk like a pirate...

crossgirl, DEAL!!

Anyways, Kourou may be part o' France but it is still in the Caribbean so it must be infested wi' bucko mateys , scurvey swabs and whoreson forepeak scum.

Given my nickname's history, I feel a little like this is Christmas Eve. Can we just cut open the gifts now, daddy?

I remember it so well, the games we used to play! My sister and I would beg mom for weeks to be able to play "Boil the Mayor" before TLAPD Sadly, she never allowed us to. The mayor, meanwhile, had little comment. (And no comment afterwards, if ye catch me drift...)

And the food! The best meals we's could steal! Imagine going into the best markets, and asking the serving wench for the finest meats, ale, grog and wine. Then, when the sacks were all stuffed, tellling her that "Naturally, this is all on the house". Usually, this resulted in a terribly ugly scene, often involving law enforcement. However, the cutlass must prevail ('tis in the Pirate Code) and we always had more than enough bounty to share with our pirate brothers and sisters.

May you and yours have a wonderfully swashbuckley (?) day!

Remember: Just say Arrrrrr!

It is not, technically, in the Caribbean. We're a little too far east, so what I see from the beach here is the (Amazonian) Atlantic: brown and muddy. It's not exactly St Bart's.

But the beaches are clean and nearly empty, so come on down! We always have the rainforest when you get tired of acquiring new, exciting melanomas while lying on the sand.

The problem is that my SO is French, and I don't know how to speak like a pirate in Molière's fine language. I could sprinkle my sentences with AAAAARRRRRs and YAAAAAARRRRRs, but how do I get "Avast, ye dirty scallawag, ye're home late agin!" across?

the training film was harrrrr yarrrr! and gave me cause to have a good yarrr harrrr! (sigh think i'm gonna be in big trouble tomarrrrr-ow)

Oh, I almost forgot... Sorry, Kathybear, but Johnny Depp's not my kinda lad. I tend to go for guys like Noah Wyle, or France's very own Mathieu Kassovitz, Romain Duris...

Avast me hearty buxom wenches!

Pass the grog bowl!

CH, me hearty! 'Twas a fine bit o' video findin' there. Me timbers were so loudly shivered, me neighbor came asking as to me well being.

(Translation: he was returning a borrowed tool and wondered why he could hear me laughing like a lunatic from the sidewalk.)

**off topic alert**
Just want to say thanks again who wished me luck on the GRE. It went great--720 on both verbal and math.
Despite this, it took me three tries to spell "alert" just now.

Pirate-simul w/ Punkin? Me timbers are really shivered now!

I told the Mrs about tomorrow and she went all out. She bought patches, fake beards and moustaches and pirate bandanas for her office, She printed out little phrase books and as of right now sent all of her co-workers a time delay email of the how to talk pirate video (thank you CH).

Congrats, betsi!!

And to all who have benefited from the video: Aw, shucks, it were nothin'.

Bonus simul with Betsi, too. Think I'll buy a Powerball ticket today.

Congrats on the test, Betsi!

heh heh writer said "bonus"

YAY Betsi!! ye smart wench!!


also, Punkin?? I be heavin' after looking at that grog!

arrrrr! betsi be a well-rounded wench!

What's a mattah Siouxie-gurrell? You be a lilly-livered, yellow-bellied coward? Arrrrrrrgh!

To get your pirate name.

accck..I'm Filthy Jan Drake

WD - An yer buckles be swashed quite vig'russly, too! Arrrrrrgh!

And I'm "Fubar" Amy Hornigold.

Marie, something like this, maybe?

"Zut, alorrrr, tu canaillllllle sale, tu est en retarrrrr à la maison encorrrrrr."

I be "Burnin' Laura Morgan" - my boss is "Pirate Glynnis the Malformed"

Hehehe. I'm "Pirate Harley the Staggering Drunk."

Hey... I resemble that moniker.

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