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International Talk Like a Pirate Day - [Wednesday, September 19, 2007]
TalkLikeAPirate.com ^ | 09/19/2007 | meh

Posted on 09/19/2007 8:02:43 AM PDT by BJClinton

International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD) is a parodic holiday invented in 1995 by John Baur ("Ol' Chumbucket") and Mark Summers ("Cap'n Slappy"), of the United States, who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate. For example, an observer of this holiday would greet friends not with "Hello", but with "Ahoy, me hearty!" The date was selected because it was the birthday of Summers's ex-wife and consequently would be easy for him to remember.

At first an inside joke between two friends, the holiday gained exposure when Baur and Summers sent a letter about their invented holiday to the American syndicated humor columnist Dave Barry in 2002. Barry liked the idea and promoted the day. Growing media coverage of the holiday after Dave Barry's column has ensured that this event is now celebrated internationally.

Baur and Summers found new fame in the 2006 season premiere episode of ABC's Wife Swap, first aired September 18, 2006. They starred in the role of "a family of pirates" along with John's wife, Tori.

Actor Robert Newton, who portrayed Long John Silver in the 1950 Disney film Treasure Island, is the patron saint of Talk Like A Pirate Day. Newton was a native of Dorset, and it was his native West Country dialect, which he used in his portrayal of Long John Silver and Blackbeard, that has become the standard "pirate accent". As the association of pirates with peg legs, parrots and treasure maps was popularized in Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island (1883), the influence of Stevenson's book on parody pirate culture cannot be overstated.


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Humor
KEYWORDS: arrr; avast; booty; johnnydepp; secondposting
For your edification.
1 posted on 09/19/2007 8:02:47 AM PDT by BJClinton
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To: BJClinton

Arrrgh, what be this matey?


2 posted on 09/19/2007 8:04:12 AM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: BJClinton

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1898835/posts


3 posted on 09/19/2007 8:05:20 AM PDT by mnehring (Thompson/Hunter 08 -- Fred08.com - The adults have joined the race.)
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To: BJClinton

Arrrr, Oi’ve been tarking loike a pirrrate since the morrrrrnin’, an’ no one’s caught on herrrre at worrrrk. An’ the lass overrr in rrrrow 4 ‘asn’t agrrrrreed to surrrrrenderrr herrr booty just yet. But she be a foin wench, and Oi’ll just take ‘errr prriz’nerrr soon an’ takes it forrr meself by end of day. Arrg!


4 posted on 09/19/2007 8:06:22 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: BJClinton; MotleyGirl70; explodingspleen; N. Theknow; Cagey; Larry Lucido; Bloody Sam Roberts; ...
What is your Pirate Name?


5 posted on 09/19/2007 8:07:10 AM PDT by BJClinton (Don't taze me, bro!)
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To: mnehrling

Arr, did not come up in ye search engine.


6 posted on 09/19/2007 8:08:04 AM PDT by BJClinton (Don't taze me, bro!)
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To: BJClinton
My pirate name is:
Iron James Roberts
A pirate's life isn't easy; it takes a tough person. That's okay with you, though, since you a tough person. Two things complete your pirate persona: style and swagger. Maybe a little too much swagger sometimes -- but who really cares? Arr!
Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com.
part of the fidius.org network

7 posted on 09/19/2007 8:11:47 AM PDT by mnehring (Thompson/Hunter 08 -- Fred08.com - The adults have joined the race.)
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To: BJClinton; MotleyGirl70; Taffini; Shimmer128

Arrrrrr you serious??


8 posted on 09/19/2007 8:18:04 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: BJClinton
Here be me: Captain Longjohn Blackbeard Pegleg Patcheye Hook.

"My goodness, you have a wooden leg. How did you lose your leg Captain?"

Arrr. A great white shark bit it clean off when I fell overboard going around the Cape.

"My goodness, you have a hook instead of a hand. How did you lose you hand Captain?"

Arrr. A cannonball lopped it off pretty as you please in a fight with another pirate ship.

"My goodness, you have a patch over your eye. How did you lose your eye Captain?

Arrr. A seagull pooped on me.

"My gracious, a seagull pooped in your eye and put it out Captain?"

Aye matey. It was me first day with the hook.

9 posted on 09/19/2007 8:21:19 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: BJClinton

Your pirate name is:
Captain Davy Read

Even though there’s no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you’re the one in charge. Even through many pirates have a reputation for not being the brightest souls on earth, you defy the sterotypes. You’ve got taste and education. Arr!


10 posted on 09/19/2007 8:22:45 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: BJClinton; MotleyGirl70; Larry Lucido; Rb ver. 2.0; Mr. Brightside

But, I don’t want to talk like a Pirate!!!


11 posted on 09/19/2007 8:23:20 AM PDT by Cagey (Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.......Thoreau)
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To: BJClinton; Larry Lucido
Dirty Bess Kidd

You're the pirate everyone else wants to throw in the ocean -- not to get rid of you, you understand; just to get rid of the smell. Even though you're not always the traditional swaggering gallant, your steadiness and planning make you a fine, reliable pirate. Arr!


12 posted on 09/19/2007 8:38:10 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70 (Go Packers!)
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To: Larry Lucido

Aye, it be series, me hearty


13 posted on 09/19/2007 8:44:52 AM PDT by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: Cagey
But, I don’t want to talk like a Pirate!!!

Arr, matey, best be gettin' wit the program! And, here's your shirt!


14 posted on 09/19/2007 8:46:35 AM PDT by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: MotleyGirl70
My pirate name is:
Mad Dog Rackham

Part crazy, part mangy, all rabid, you're the pirate all the others fear might just snap soon. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!

At least I don't smell. LOL

15 posted on 09/19/2007 9:06:03 AM PDT by Cagey (Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.......Thoreau)
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To: MotleyGirl70

I’m sure you smell fine.


16 posted on 09/19/2007 9:17:21 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Cagey

Arrr!
Ye must be me brother!

For I am: BLOODY TOM RACKHAM!!

ARRRRRRR!!!!!!


17 posted on 09/19/2007 9:21:11 AM PDT by Nabber
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To: MotleyGirl70
My pirate name is:
Black Harry Vane
Like anyone confronted with the harshness of robbery on the high seas, you can be pessimistic at times. You tend to blend into the background occaisionally, but that's okay, because it's much easier to sneak up on people and disembowel them that way. Arr!
Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com.
part of the fidius.org network

18 posted on 09/19/2007 9:21:45 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: BJClinton

Iron Jack Vane

A pirate’s life isn’t easy; it takes a tough person. That’s okay with you, though, since you a tough person. You tend to blend into the background occasionally, but that’s okay, because it’s much easier to sneak up on people and disembowel them that way. Arr!


19 posted on 09/19/2007 9:21:47 AM PDT by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
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To: Larry Lucido; Cagey
Arrr...this wench bathes once a day in the sea.
20 posted on 09/19/2007 9:29:55 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70 (Go Packers!)
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To: MotleyGirl70; Cagey

Mmm, sea wench! Salty!


21 posted on 09/19/2007 9:33:21 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: MotleyGirl70; Larry Lucido
In that case, Larry and I have just the T shirt for you.


22 posted on 09/19/2007 9:33:21 AM PDT by Cagey (Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.......Thoreau)
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To: Cagey; Larry Lucido

Lol. I can always count on me two scalawags to make me laugh ;)


23 posted on 09/19/2007 9:48:21 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70 (Go Packers!)
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To: BJClinton
My pirate name is:
Iron Roger 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!
Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com.
part of the fidius.org network
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24 posted on 09/19/2007 10:06:14 AM PDT by rikkir (Hey Fred, you're on,,, Lights, Camera, Action!)
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To: MotleyGirl70; Larry Lucido
I can always count on me two scalawags to make me laugh ;)

We're not trying to make you laugh. We just want to see you bathe in the sea in a T-Shirt.

25 posted on 09/19/2007 10:16:18 AM PDT by Cagey (Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.......Thoreau)
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To: BJClinton
ARGGH!!! :D

my life is so boring, I've waited all year to say that BUMP

26 posted on 09/19/2007 10:22:56 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (just b/c your paranoid, doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you....Run, Fred, Run. :^)
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To: BJClinton
Threads like this is why I love FRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
27 posted on 09/19/2007 10:26:09 AM PDT by PCBMan (Now with extra zazz!!)
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To: Larry Lucido
Your Pirate Name Is...
Black Right Eye Ryan
What's Your Pirate Name?

28 posted on 09/19/2007 7:38:13 PM PDT by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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To: Larry Lucido

damn, I’m a day late.
I will start planing for next year. Maybe an outfit and little boots and a mug of grog...maybe i’ll dye my hair red...maybe, well, I have a year to plan.


29 posted on 09/20/2007 8:01:09 AM PDT by Taffini (Mr. Pippin and Mr. Waffles do not approve)
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To: Taffini
My pirate name is:
Bloody Tom Flint
Every pirate lives for something different. For some, it's the open sea. For others (the masochists), it's the food. For you, it's definitely the fighting. Like the rock flint, you're hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you're easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!
Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com.
part of the fidius.org network
30 posted on 09/20/2007 8:49:01 AM PDT by jonascord (Hurray! for the Bonny Blue Flag that bears the Single Star!)
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