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Title: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 03, 2013, 12:19:11 pm
I bumped the thread in Current Events, but since this is a holiday, in fact the High Holy Day of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, I think it rightfully belongs here on the Holiday Forum.

The day this year, and date, is Thursday, September 19.
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: CellarDweller on September 03, 2013, 05:26:14 pm
arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Sason on September 05, 2013, 04:31:09 pm
The followers of the church call themselves Pastafarians, and wear colanders on their head!   :laugh:
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: CellarDweller on September 06, 2013, 08:14:45 am
High Holy Day of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6e/Touched_by_His_Noodly_Appendage.jpg)


Touched by His Noodly Appendage

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: CellarDweller on September 06, 2013, 08:20:06 am
(https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/452917504/h478E29BC/)
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Sason on September 06, 2013, 04:40:28 pm
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Love the pastafarian pics, Chuck!!


Hmmm....maybe we should merge the Brokeback cult and the Pastafarianism.....?

Call ourselves Brokiefarians?   ;D :laugh:
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 19, 2013, 10:09:48 am
Attention, mateys!! If you talk like a pirate at Krispy Kreme today, you get a free donut! If you dress like a pirate, you get a free dozen!
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Meryl on September 19, 2013, 11:41:02 am

Ha-harr, me hearties!  It's avast and belay the donut fer this swab today.  Sail on o'er the salty blue and keep yer leg screwed on tight!  :D

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Catchall%202/pilatespirates_zps32fe25e0.gif) (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/merylmarie/media/Catchall%202/pilatespirates_zps32fe25e0.gif.html)
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 19, 2013, 12:36:16 pm
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle o' rum!

(I'll take mine with Coke and a wedge of lime, please.  ;D )
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 19, 2013, 12:37:23 pm
Touched by His Noodly Appendage

That sounds vaguely obscene. ...  ;D
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 19, 2013, 07:31:35 pm
Ahoy, mateys! I love the banner image for Talk Like A Pirate Day!  :D Thanks to whomever thanks be due!
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Penthesilea on September 20, 2013, 01:13:13 am
That'd be Lee for the idea and me for the executing part. You're welcome, glad you like it. :)
(And nope, I can't speak no Pirate ::))
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 20, 2013, 11:44:26 am
That'd be Lee for the idea and me for the executing part. You're welcome, glad you like it. :)

Aaargh! Well, thanks to both of you, mateys!
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: kitty on September 20, 2013, 01:28:02 pm
Arrrr! ;D
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: CellarDweller on September 22, 2013, 10:02:23 pm
That sounds vaguely obscene. ...  ;D

or sounds like a typical Saturday night.  ;D
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 23, 2013, 09:40:18 am
or sounds like a typical Saturday night.  ;D

Maybe for you. ...  8)
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 18, 2016, 11:16:27 pm
Avast and ahoy, mateys! Our annual day draws nigh. . .shiver me timbers!
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: CellarDweller on September 19, 2016, 09:22:56 am
Arrrrrrrgh, today be Talk Like A Pirate Day!   

So, on this special day, will anyone be going to crack Jenny's teacup?  ;)
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 19, 2016, 09:45:35 am
Yo-ho-ho I've got a bottle of rum in the liquor cupboard.  :D
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: CellarDweller on September 19, 2016, 10:47:36 am
avast me hearties!   Party at Jeff's place!

Bring Jenny!
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 19, 2016, 11:49:10 am
Go over to the new poll on this Holiday Forum and take a guess as to the real words Long John Silver spoke in Treasure Island. Time Magazine (http://time.com/4497168/international-talk-like-pirate-day/) today says that the pirate talk is a fiction dreamed up by Walt Disney and Robert Newton, who played the buccaneer in Disney's version of the story in 1950.
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 19, 2016, 12:01:05 pm
Go over to the new poll on this Holiday Forum and take a guess as to the real words Long John Silver spoke in Treasure Island. Time Magazine (http://time.com/4497168/international-talk-like-pirate-day/) today says that the pirate talk is a fiction dreamed up by Walt Disney and Robert Newton, who played the buccaneer in Disney's version of the story in 1950.

That was my understanding. Especially the Aaargh!  ;D

That movie was on TCM not too long ago, but too late for me to watch on a work night.
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 19, 2016, 06:30:34 pm
Aaargh! Avast, me hearties!

Tell you what.  :laugh:

When I left the office to return home this afternoon, I realized that this morning, without realizing what I was doing, I did something utterly appropriate for International Talk Like a Pirate Day. When I left home this morning, I wore my souvenir cap that commemorates the Whydah, a really genuine pirate ship that came to grief off Cape Cod in 1717.

There is a museum dedicated to the ship in Provincetown.
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: CellarDweller on September 20, 2016, 09:14:56 am
Now that's funny.

A joke I heard yesterday on the radio.

Who is a pirate's favorite independent actor?

Peter Saaarrrsgaaargh!

:laugh:
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 20, 2016, 09:24:44 am
Now that's funny.

A joke I heard yesterday on the radio.

Who is a pirate's favorite independent actor?

Peter Saaarrrsgaaargh!

:laugh:

 :laugh:

And who is a pirate's favorite actress?

Sofia Vergaaargha!

 ;D
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 20, 2016, 10:42:40 am
You guys are a couple of deuces!

I was pushing my three grandchildren in a stroller to the park yesterday and Grandchild #2 had brought his pirate sword and was dragging it on the ground. I said, "Charlie don't do that, you're making the blade dull." ( :laugh: it's made out of foam.) Grandchild #1 asked, "What's 'dull'?" "Blunt," I answered. Grandchild #1 asked, "What's 'blunt'?" "ROUGH!" I answered.

You should have seen them in their "pirate ship". Grandchild #3 rode in front, brandishing her sippy cup. Grandchild #2 rode in the poop deck and Grandchild #1 stood on the running board, pointing the way. Bringing up the rear was the tugboat, grandma.
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: CellarDweller on September 20, 2016, 11:38:10 am
:laugh:

And who is a pirate's favorite actress?

Sofia Vergaaargha!

 ;D

:laugh:
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 20, 2016, 11:45:32 am
You guys are a couple of deuces!

I was pushing my three grandchildren in a stroller to the park yesterday and Grandchild #2 had brought his pirate sword and was dragging it on the ground. I said, "Charlie don't do that, you're making the blade dull." ( :laugh: it's made out of foam.) Grandchild #1 asked, "What's 'dull'?" "Blunt," I answered. Grandchild #1 asked, "What's 'blunt'?" "ROUGH!" I answered.

You should have seen them in their "pirate ship". Grandchild #3 rode in front, brandishing her sippy cup. Grandchild #2 rode in the poop deck and Grandchild #1 stood on the running board, pointing the way. Bringing up the rear was the tugboat, grandma.

Wow! I've seen strollers for two, but never for three! That must be quite the battle ship of strollers! Were you flying the Jolly Roger?

I'm glad I accidentally wore my cap yesterday. I have two Jolly Roger t-shirts and didn't think to wear either of them.  :(
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 20, 2016, 11:53:11 am
And what is a pirate's favorite Italian dish?

Chicken paaarrghmigana!

 ;D
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: CellarDweller on September 21, 2016, 09:46:55 am
Oh geeeez!   LOL
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 06, 2017, 11:05:31 am
Coming up on Tuesday, September 19!  :D

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum scotch.  ;D
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 07, 2017, 10:07:16 am
Thanks for the heads-up, matey!
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: CellarDweller on September 10, 2017, 09:15:57 pm
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: CellarDweller on September 10, 2017, 09:17:20 pm
(https://media.tenor.com/images/bed66f987ddb610fb40bcd49112a5788/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 13, 2017, 10:53:25 am
A review of Disney pirate movies to prepare for ITLAPD:
http://www.laughingplace.com/w/articles/2017/09/11/articles20170906tcms-treasures-from-the-disney-vault-september-2017/ (http://www.laughingplace.com/w/articles/2017/09/11/articles20170906tcms-treasures-from-the-disney-vault-september-2017/)
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: CellarDweller on September 14, 2017, 08:22:36 pm
(https://cdn.meme.am/instances/23433898/oh-gurl-that-topwith-those-shoes.jpg)
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 18, 2017, 04:46:26 pm
Coming up on Tuesday, September 19!  :D

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum scotch.  ;D

Arrrgh! It's tomorrow!  ;D
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Corax on September 19, 2017, 04:07:36 am
What exactly is talk like a pirate Day? ???
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 19, 2017, 09:22:41 am
Aaargh! A happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day to all my Bettermost mateys!  :D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Talk_Like_a_Pirate_Day (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Talk_Like_a_Pirate_Day)
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 19, 2017, 10:24:16 am
What exactly is talk like a pirate Day? ???

That's when you mutter to yourself that Trump can "walk the plank, you slumgullion!"
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Corax on September 19, 2017, 11:42:00 am
Yo ho ho Thank yer.
Funny, I think I like that.
Didn't know about that in Germany.
Beim Klabautermann!!

 
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 19, 2017, 11:45:35 am
I'm Sharkbait Plunderloot! Who are you?
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 19, 2017, 11:52:40 am
Woo-hoo! I'm a Captain!  :D

Except I sound like a seafood restaurant: Captain Crabcakes.  :(

 :laugh:

I'd call 45 a chumbucket myself.
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Corax on September 19, 2017, 02:59:07 pm
I'm Peg Leg Crabcakes  ;D

It's incredible: I posted this thing on fb and an astonishing number of my German friends know it. Why didn't I know???
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 19, 2017, 04:15:27 pm
Except I sound like a seafood restaurant: Captain Crabcakes.  :(

I'm Peg Leg Crabcakes  ;D

We're both Crabcakes? We must be relatives.  ;D
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 19, 2017, 05:14:48 pm
You can't be a crabcakes, friend, you are not a Cancerian. You are a Taurean, so you must be Bullcakes!
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Corax on September 19, 2017, 05:46:23 pm
We're both Crabcakes? We must be relatives.  ;D

Aye Cap'n 
You know you have to share your treasure with your relatives?
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 19, 2017, 06:40:54 pm
You can't be a crabcakes, friend, you are not a Cancerian. You are a Taurean, so you must be Bullcakes!

You're the one who posted the pirate name thingie.  ;D
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: CellarDweller on September 19, 2017, 08:24:10 pm
I'm Jolly Longbeard!   arrrrrr!
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 19, 2018, 09:50:50 am
Aaargh! It's here once again!

International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 19, 2018, 10:55:19 am
Blimey! This is a photo of Castle Stalker which is re-christened Castle AAAARRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH for TLAPD!!
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 19, 2018, 11:59:01 am
R. was telling me about how many pirates were gay and it was like a fellowship. I'm going to look up the show Black Sails, which is supposed to be a prequel to Treasure Island, written by my ancestor R. L. Stevenson, and is an adult telling of a pirate story.
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 19, 2018, 12:17:50 pm
R. was telling me about how many pirates were gay and it was like a fellowship. I'm going to look up the show Black Sails, which is supposed to be a prequel to Treasure Island, written by my ancestor R. L. Stevenson, and is an adult telling of a pirate story.

For  the real story: Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition, by B.R. Burg.
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: CellarDweller on September 19, 2018, 06:57:06 pm

Not to rain on the parade of the pirate talkers, but it's believed pirates didn't talk the way we think they did.   At least that's what I heard on the radio on the way to work today.  I decided to do a quick google search, and found a site that confirmed what the radio DJs said.

 :laugh:

Apparently there's not a lot of written records from pirates, and it's believed that pirates spoke exactly the same as English-speaking merchant sailors of the time, since large numbers in both groups tended to be from riverfront neighborhoods around London.

Many of the phrases that most people think of as pirate speech today can actually be traced back to the 1950s Disney movie Treasure Island, starring Robert Newton as fictional pirate Long John Silver.

"Newton's performance—full of 'arrs,' 'shiver me timbers,' and references to landlubbers—not only stole the show, it permanently shaped pop culture's vision of how pirates looked, acted, and spoke," Woodard said.

"Afterwards, Newtonesque pirates were everywhere, from Captain Hook to Captain McCallister of the Simpsons series."


https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/09/120919-talk-like-a-pirate-day-news-history/
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 19, 2018, 09:08:34 pm
Not to rain on the parade of the pirate talkers, but it's believed pirates didn't talk the way we think they did.   At least that's what I heard on the radio on the way to work today.  I decided to do a quick google search, and found a site that confirmed what the radio DJs said.

 :laugh:

Apparently there's not a lot of written records from pirates, and it's believed that pirates spoke exactly the same as English-speaking merchant sailors of the time, since large numbers in both groups tended to be from riverfront neighborhoods around London.

Many of the phrases that most people think of as pirate speech today can actually be traced back to the 1950s Disney movie Treasure Island, starring Robert Newton as fictional pirate Long John Silver.

"Newton's performance—full of 'arrs,' 'shiver me timbers,' and references to landlubbers—not only stole the show, it permanently shaped pop culture's vision of how pirates looked, acted, and spoke," Woodard said.

"Afterwards, Newtonesque pirates were everywhere, from Captain Hook to Captain McCallister of the Simpsons series."


https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/09/120919-talk-like-a-pirate-day-news-history/

Earlier today I found an old HuffPost article that said it went back even farther than Newton, to a 1934 film of Treasure Island, where Lionel Barrymore (who did not play Long John Silver) said "Aaargh."

Newton's performance certainly "popularized" it.
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: serious crayons on September 19, 2018, 11:52:30 pm
[Somali accent] I am de captain now.


Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 20, 2018, 12:31:25 am
[Somali accent] I am de captain now.

 :laugh:
I watched Black Sails tonight while babysitting. Terrible! So many women. . .there weren't that many women around during pirating days. You're right about the accents, Chuck, if this series is authentic. Which it can not possibly be, since almost all the pirates had blue eyes and perfect teeth.
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 19, 2019, 11:37:10 am
Aaaargh! I was just reminded by a coworker that today is the day: International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Shiver me timbers! How could I have forgotten?!  :o  Aaaargh!
  :laugh:
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: CellarDweller on September 21, 2019, 12:07:37 pm
Surprisingly, I didn't see any posts about this at all on FB this year.  Usually I see at least a few.
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 21, 2019, 07:58:39 pm
Surprisingly, I didn't see any posts about this at all on FB this year.  Usually I see at least a few.

Aaargh!  :laugh:
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 22, 2019, 09:15:20 am
Thunderation! (not sure that's Newtonesque) Can we celebrate today instead? I'd like to shake up the congregation a little.  :laugh:
Title: Re: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Post by: CellarDweller on September 22, 2019, 08:13:30 pm
Shake it up, Lee!!!