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Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day, Mateys
inquistir.com ^ | September 19, 2011 | Chris Greenhough

Posted on 09/19/2011 5:47:49 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

Ahoy ye bilge-sucking landlubbers, and welcome to International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Yarrr, that be right: Monday September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day, a celebration of all things piratey – or at least, piracy as it was in the Golden Age of Piracy, not the scary new modern kind that sees armed men with AK-47s capture innocent tourists at gunpoint.

This decidedly unique holiday has its origins in 1995 and, bizarrely enough, came about from a sports injury.

John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy) of Albany, Oregon were playing racketball when one of them suffered pain and reacted with a yelp of “Aaarrr!”. From that moment, the two friends declared the date a new holiday.

For many years, it remained an inside joke between the pair, until Baur and Summers sent a letter about their new holiday to humor columnist Dave Barry in 2002. Barry liked the idea, and began promoting it, leading to rapidly expanding media coverage.

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1 posted on 09/19/2011 5:47:56 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Ahoy thar! Whar’s me cabin boy? Heave to, laddie, and prepare to be boarded!


2 posted on 09/19/2011 5:49:31 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
not the scary new modern kind

If having to choose, I'd rather be shot w/AK than hacked on awhile with a dull cutlass . . . arrrgghh !


3 posted on 09/19/2011 5:51:33 AM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: ilovesarah2012
"ALLAHU AKBAR!"

Whoops, wrong pirates.

4 posted on 09/19/2011 5:51:50 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Arrrrgh! Me mateys, ‘as anyone seen me parrot?


5 posted on 09/19/2011 5:51:55 AM PDT by woofer
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To: ilovesarah2012

When I was a little girl, I really wanted to grow up to be a pirate.


6 posted on 09/19/2011 5:52:09 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Just posted it to me shipmates on my walking team, Treasured Chests. We be pirates matey.


7 posted on 09/19/2011 5:54:23 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: ilovesarah2012

Go for it - it’s never too late!!


8 posted on 09/19/2011 5:55:32 AM PDT by SnarlinCubBear (Sarcasma - Comforting relief from the use of irony, mocking and conveying contempt)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Getcher pirate name here;
http://www.piratequiz.com/

I’m Bloody John Kidd


9 posted on 09/19/2011 5:56:09 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

When she was about five or six, our granddaughter told me, “Grandma, I’m so over being a princess.” I said, “OK, what do you want to be?” “I want to be a pirate.”


10 posted on 09/19/2011 5:56:33 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: ilovesarah2012

11 posted on 09/19/2011 5:57:19 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: ilovesarah2012

When I was growing up I never wanted to be a Pirate, they were the ‘doormats’ of the National League.

I wanted to be a Brooklyn Dodger.


12 posted on 09/19/2011 5:57:45 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) If govt involved, the more outlandish a scheme appears, the truer it probably is.)
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To: Mercat

Change yer facebook language to: English (Pirate) for the day!!


13 posted on 09/19/2011 5:57:45 AM PDT by Afisra
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To: Travis McGee
Whoops, wrong pirates.

Anybody got a copy of Office 2k10 with a key that I can "borrow".....whoops...wrong pirates. I guess I should say "barrrrrghrow".
14 posted on 09/19/2011 6:02:50 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Mercat

LOL - how adorable!

We had a big tree in our back yard where I gew up. All of the neighborhood kids would climb way up in it and that was our pirate ship. We would yell “land ahoy”! We would bury stuff in our yard (treasure), then go dig it up. LOL One of the kids had a “treasure map” that he had gotten somewhere. We had such fun as kids. Thank goodness we weren’t stuck playing boring video games all day!


15 posted on 09/19/2011 6:04:50 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Iron Roger Vane.

AAAAAAAAAAAArr
Must have been over the top with the “I’d kill both of them”.


16 posted on 09/19/2011 6:05:35 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) If govt involved, the more outlandish a scheme appears, the truer it probably is.)
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To: Travis McGee

Arrr.

They can still walk the plank!


17 posted on 09/19/2011 6:07:45 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: xrmusn

LOL - yeah, I liked the Dodgers.


18 posted on 09/19/2011 6:11:49 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

In other words, talk like a libtard democrat day.


19 posted on 09/19/2011 6:15:38 AM PDT by Carthego delenda est (Palin 2012)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Surrrrrender the booty!


20 posted on 09/19/2011 6:17:29 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Iron John Rackham


21 posted on 09/19/2011 6:23:24 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: floralamiss

This thread be needin’ a saucy wench!


22 posted on 09/19/2011 6:27:03 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Ok  


23 posted on 09/19/2011 6:31:25 AM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: thackney

24 posted on 09/19/2011 6:36:23 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: tomkat

25 posted on 09/19/2011 6:37:52 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Jonty30
Ahoy Matie... Thar have been some fine days to be walkin' the plank...

A trusty ship, the wind in your sails, and a mug o' rum...


26 posted on 09/19/2011 6:41:53 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I’m Mad Bess Rackham.


27 posted on 09/19/2011 7:05:53 AM PDT by llmc1
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To: ilovesarah2012

Orig by Tom Smith who I’ve seen twice at a cartoon convention in (speaking of Pirates) Pittsburgh

http://www.tomsmithonline.com/freestuff/oddio/TLAPD.mp3


28 posted on 09/19/2011 7:15:01 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

A pirates’ fave Boston radio station? Could it be W ARR! K O,
or W ARR! O ARR!?

Though I guess here we’d say W Ahh! o Ahh!


29 posted on 09/19/2011 7:16:59 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: llmc1

You must be married to Iron John Rackham then?


30 posted on 09/19/2011 7:28:41 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
I learnt the first words of the Pirate's Alphabet from Michael Nesmith's Elephant Parts ca. 1983.
31 posted on 09/19/2011 7:41:09 AM PDT by Erasmus (I love "The Raven," but then what do I know? I'm just a poetaster.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

He left me when I went mad.


32 posted on 09/19/2011 7:51:27 AM PDT by llmc1
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To: Joe 6-pack

Aye, me Gentleman o’ Fortune!

If this be yer great, grand ship, ‘n I be yer bonny lass upon it, I’ll be takin’ you t’nite a’swoonin’ to Fiddler’s Green. That’s “heaven” to ye landlubbers!

An’ if any o’ ye wrenches ha’ designs on JollyJoe6Horn, he be mine! I be tearin’ out ye little hairs an’ plaitin’ ‘em ‘round yer gullets, an’ tha’ goes fer ye queers and scallywags, too, on’y it won’t be ‘round yer gullets!

Is that “wenchy” enough fer ye, 6Horn? I be returnin’ to ye t’nite after me work is thru, an’, I swan, wee’ll be threadin’ our way ta’ heaven here!

Tho’ I could go by “Tess”, I be lackin’ a true wench’s name. Ye’ be my namer, please, 6Horn? And tho’ I be yer “treasure”, nothin’ with “booty” in it, if ye please. No, nay, ne’er!


33 posted on 09/19/2011 8:00:55 AM PDT by floralamiss
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To: floralamiss

Aye, Lassie, that be good fer now. I’m busy with me daily lootin’ as well, but tonight I’ll be makin’ me port call and I’ll send the crew to shore so ye can come aboard and join me in my quarters. If’n ye comport yourself proper, I’ll let ya’ ride my dinghy ;-)


34 posted on 09/19/2011 8:11:44 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The Pirate Party was voted into the Berlin (Germany) city parliament with almost 10% of the vote yesterday. Aaargh, ja?


35 posted on 09/19/2011 8:12:15 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Aye, and shiver the last o’ me timbers! T’is a proper berth for a wench like me, and not for the feint o’ heart!


36 posted on 09/19/2011 8:36:05 AM PDT by floralamiss
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To: floralamiss
Avast m'lady, I'll be keepin' my eye out fer ya!


37 posted on 09/19/2011 8:44:04 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Save for latarrrrrhhhh reading.


38 posted on 09/19/2011 8:51:22 AM PDT by ColoCdn (Neco eos omnes, Deus suos agnoset)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Iron Morty Flint

A pirate’s life isn’t easy; it takes a tough person. That’s okay with you, though, since you a tough person. Like the rock flint, you’re hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you’re easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!


39 posted on 09/19/2011 9:02:25 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: floralamiss
I'm Your Mutineer

(Courtesy of Warren Zevon)

40 posted on 09/19/2011 10:48:15 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Travis McGee

“ALLAHU AKBARrrrrrrrrrrrr!”


41 posted on 09/19/2011 10:56:50 AM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I’m Evil Hook-Handed Harry


42 posted on 09/19/2011 2:36:04 PM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the party of Amnesty, Abortion, and Adolescence)
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To: ilovesarah2012; All
To honor this day, here is a music video titled National Talk Like a Pirate Day by my favorite band, Lambchop.
43 posted on 09/19/2011 4:19:53 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: ilovesarah2012
What pirates drive.


44 posted on 09/19/2011 4:22:57 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Joe 6-pack

Are ye ready t’ go below, me strong and handsome Mutineer? (I love Warren and this beautiful song he wrote, and you for sending it. I’m listening to it again and again.)


45 posted on 09/19/2011 4:45:45 PM PDT by floralamiss
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To: Joe 6-pack

Yarr! back at ya’! What a saucy little puss!


46 posted on 09/19/2011 4:51:20 PM PDT by floralamiss
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To: floralamiss

Ready t’ go below me salty strumpet? I been waitin’ all afternoon t’ share my sextant ! Don’t fret though lassy. I brought some berth control!


47 posted on 09/19/2011 5:01:54 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Here’s some music to go along with the day (or evening).

The epic “Pirates”, by Emerson Lake and Palmer. Who wouldn’t want to be a pirate after listening to this song!?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSLDz8PSSkc


48 posted on 09/19/2011 5:08:49 PM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Boldly! Loudly! -And loosen the straps, me Buccaneer! I’ll not be needin’ that much berth control! But be e’er mindful, that “Loose Lips Sink Ships!” Ye must go ever tighter thru the breach!


49 posted on 09/19/2011 5:21:56 PM PDT by floralamiss
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To: floralamiss
ARRRR! Me timbers be shivered, my keel hauled, and me jolly rogers hoisted high! What say ye, we scurry up to the crow's nest and i'll show ye how to throw a proper boardin' party!
50 posted on 09/19/2011 5:36:47 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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